Nugent’s kick lifts Bengals past Lions

Updated: October 20, 2013

Detroit, MI ( – Mike Nugent’s 54-yard field goal as time
expired gave the Cincinnati Bengals a 27-24 win over the Detroit Lions on

A 28-yard punt from Sam Martin gave the Bengals the ball back near midfield
and the first play saw Andy Dalton hit Dane Sanzenbacher for seven yards. The
next snap went for eight yards on a catch by Giovani Bernard to get the ball
at the Detroit 36.

Cincinnati then called timeout with four seconds remaining and, after Detroit
called a timeout, Nugent calmly drilled the ball down the middle for the win.

Dalton passed for 372 yards and three scores on 24-of-34 attempts with A.J.
Green catching six passes for 155 yards and a score for the Bengals (5-2), who
have won three straight and sit atop the AFC North.