The Cincinnati Bengals came into Week 7 having beaten the likes of the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers, but didn’t have a road win, and the Buffalo Bills were undermanned and starting a quarterback that was just called up from the practice squad in Thad Lewis.
Despite taking an early 7-3 lead after Lewis ran in for a 3-yard touchdown score, the Bengals quickly asserted themselves and took a 24-10 lead into the fourth quarter.
But the magic of Thad Lewis would emerge, as he threw a 22-yard TD pass to tight end Scott Chandler, followed by a 40-yard TD to Marquise Goodwin to tie the score at 24-all and send the game into overtime.
In the extra period, the Bengals would drive to the BUF-38 after strikes to A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard netted big gains, but a sack by Marcel Dareus of Andy Dalton ultimately forced a Bengals punt to the BUF-6.
The Bills first possession saw them go three-and-out, and from there, the game went to sudden death rules, meaning the first score of the game would end it, and punt returner Brandon Tate would return the ball to the BUF-31.
Two runs by BenJarvus Green-Ellis and a Gio run put the ball in Mike Nugent hands, and he kicked a 43-yard to win the game.
The Bengals are now 4-2 and atop the AFC North.