After coming back from a 17-3 deficit at the half the Bengals were able to make it a ball game. The Bengals started the 2nd half with a 78 yard drive that resulted in a field goal. They continued this effort later in the quarter with a 7-play, 72 yard drive that resulted ended with a 17 yard Andy Dalton TD pass to Jermaine Gresham. On the defensive front the Bengals were able to keep the Bills offense quiet, letting the Bengals lead in scoring during the 3rd, 10-0.
In the 4th Quarter the Bills answered back with a 75 yard drive and a field goal. Making their lead 20-13. Their defense looked to be holding pat until the Bengals made a 10 play, 80 yard down the field that ended in a Bengals touchdown.
With a tie ball game the Bengals were able to hold the Bills on the next drive to force a punt at 1:59 left on the clock. The Bengals then successfully drove the ball down the field 56 yards to set up a Mike Nugent field goal. With 4 seconds left on the clock the Bengals kicker, Mike Nugent kicked a 43 yard field to seal the deal.
With a final score of 23-20, and for the first time since 1989, the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Buffalo Bills.