Nugent’s Last-Second FG Pushes Bengals Past Lions
(DETROIT) -- A special kind of day for the Bengals.
The Cincinnati Bengals' special teams blocked two punts and a field goal, and Mike Nugent hit a 54-yard field goal as time expired pushing the Bengals past the Detroit Lions 27-24 Sunday.
With under three minutes left in the first half and Detroit leading 10-7, Lions kicker David Akers lined up for a 34-yard field goal. Bengals' defensive end Carols Dunlap ended up blocking the kick, which set up a 12-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton to Marvin Jones giving the Bengals a 14-10 halftime lead.
“The real difference in the game was Carlos blocking that field goal right before halftime." Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. "I think that’s what it was, it swung the game 10-points. That’s the biggest difference in the game right there.”
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