Not the same old Bengals, 27-24 OT win
10/11/2015 06:05 PM
Multiple players in the Cincinnati locker room admitted past Bengals teams wouldn’t have won this game. There was plenty of talk all week about this being a statement game. The statement today was “this isn’t the same old Bengals.” Down 17 to a team that’s been to the Super Bowl the past two seasons, the Bengals didn’t flinch.
Tyler Eifert’s second touchdown of the game cut the lead to 24-14 with 12 minutes to play in the fourth quarter. On their next drive, Andy Dalton hit Mohamed Sanu on three straight passes to drive the Bengals into the red zone. Dalton then ran in for a touchdown to bring his team within three. On one final drive, the Bengals marched down the field into field goal range and as time expired, Mike Nugent kicked a field goal to tie the game. In overtime, Nugent kicked one more field goal, that bounced off the left upright and went in to win the ballgame. 20 unanswered points. These aren’t the same old Bengals.
The narratives have been that Cincinnati can’t win big games, but the Bengals have told us week after week that they don’t care much for narratives. “It’s a joke at this point. It’s 2015. This is the 2015 Bengals. Judge us on that,” said Andrew Whitworth. The 2015 Bengals are an undefeated 5-0 for the first time since 1988.
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