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Bengals drop Lions at the gun, stay atop AFC North

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Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent (2) and punter Kevin Huber (10) warm up before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals did everything they could to blow another second-half double-digit lead, but in the end, they were able to hang on this time and win a critical road game against the Detroit Lions.

Between the A.J. Green touchdown, the Jermaine Gresham locker room controversy and the Leon Hall injury, it was a first-half of football that won’t soon be forgotten.

All of that led to the Bengals facing a potential 10-point halftime deficit heading into the break with the Lions driving for as score at the end of the half, but after the Bengals forced a fourth-down field goal attempt, Carlos Dunlap blocked the field and goal and the Bengals returned it to the DET-40.

Andy Dalton would hit Marvin Jones for a TD just before the half ended, and the Bengals lead 14-10 at the break.

After taking an early 11-point lead in the second half, Calvin Johnson erupted for a pair of long touchdown catches to tie the game, but with four seconds left in the game, it was Mike Nugent booting the game-winning 54-yard field goal to win the game.

We’ll have a full-recap up shortly. For now, Go Bengals!