The Bengals have two times remaining with 1:48 left in the game and a 20-point tie against the undefeated Buffalo Bills. On the first play of the possession, Andy Dalton fires a strike to Jerome Simpson on a slant over the middle for a 17-yard gain. Brian Leonard picks up seven yards on a run to the left, followed by an incomplete pass that sets up a third-and-three from the Bengals 43-yard line. Dalton takes the shotgun snap, rolls out right and finds a massive hole to sprint towards the first down marker. He dives, extending both arms and after a measurement, he falls two inches short of the first down.
Here's the decision of the game. Do the Bengals go for it to win, or punt it to go into overtime (provided the Bills don't have a handful of big plays to kick the game-winning field goal). The replay booth initiated a replay to make sure that the ball was actually moved beyond the first down marker and so the Bengals have a first down.
Now the Bengals have 45 seconds remaining in the game and Dalton completes a screen pass to Brian Leonard, who runs back into the field of play, picking up 15 yards to the Bills 39-yard line. On the following play, Leonard breaks open on a 14-yard run down the right sides to the Bills 25-yard line. The Bengals wait until four seconds remained before using their second time out in the half.
Mike Nugent, after being iced from a Chan Gailey timeout, converts the 43-yard field goal to give the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 win over the Bills, snapping a 10-game losing streak over Buffalo, winning their first game against the Bills since the 1988 AFC Championship game.