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Bengals vs. Bills: Game updates, analysis, injuries, scores

All stories concerning the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills in week six.

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Bengals drop the Bills 27-24 in overtime

The Bengals nearly lost it, taking a 14-point lead that eventually went to overtime. Yet the defense stepped up when they needed to and the offense did just enough.


Dalton third TD gives the Bengals a 24-10 lead

The Bills have third and six from their own 47-yard line with 13:49 remaining in the third quarter. Thad Lewis pump fakes looking for the weak-side slant, but looks to scramble. Finding a lane, he hesitates long enough for Carlos Dunlap to knock the football from behind. Vontaze Burfict tracks the football for the recovery at the Bills 47-yard line.

Following a drop by A.J. Green and a one-yard bubble screen, Mohamed Sanu runs a quick out and loops around Marvin Jones' excellent block for a 12-yard gain and the first down to the Bills 39-yard line. After picking up a first down, the Bills were called for a personal foul by Kyle Williams, who got into Giovani Bernard's face and putting the Bengals at their own 12-yard line.

Several plays later, Dalton scrambles on third and eight from the ten-yard line, finding Marvin Jones at the front right pylon, who tip-toed the blue before he was pushed back towards the one-yard line for the touchdown with over ten minutes remaining in the third quarter.


Bengals with 17-10 lead over the Bills at the half

Save for a second quarter interception, the Bengals offense is playing well. Defensively, Cincinnati is giving up chunks of yards, but holding their own against the Bills.


Bengals piece together 98-yard touchdown drive

Once the Bengals defense stood tall against the Bills offense at the one-yard line, it would make sense for the Bengals offense to go conservative with a handful of runs that would eventually give Kevin Huber room to punt.

In truth, they did. BenJarvus Green-Ellis' number was called three times but instead of the previous possessions at their own endzone, Green-Ellis picked up 12 yards. This sets up a second and nine from the Bengals 15-yard line with 11:00 remaining in the second quarter. Dalton takes the snap and flips the football to A.J. Green on a bubble screen to the left. Navigating through blocks, led by Andrew Whitworth's round-house right, Green sprinted down the left sidelines picking up 54 yards to the Bills 31-yard line.

Eventually the Bengals have first and ten from the Bills 20-yard line. After an initial rush that forced Dalton up into the pocket, the quarterback did a shovel-like flip to Giovani Bernard over the middle, who sidestepped a dozen tackles, sliced through air molecules and scored the touchdown to give the Bengals a 17-7 lead.


Goalline stand by Bengals defense

Clearly the Bills game-plan is to apply their dominant running game against the Bengals; an ideal game-plan for an aggressive defense that's been playing on their heals with 74 yards rushing allowed in the first quarter.

The Bills had first down from the Bengals two-yard line. Fred Jackson ran three times, only picking up one yard setting up a fourth and goal from the one-yard line.

The Bills decide to go for it. Thad Lewis fakes the handoff and begins rolling out towards the front right-pylon where James Harrison wrapped the quarterback's legs one-yard shy of the original line of scrimmage. Turnover on downs. The Bills 16-play drive that gained 75 yards ends with no points.

Jones making an impression early; Bengals up 10-7

The Bengals responded to Buffalo's touchdown with a touchdown of their own, taking a 10-7 lead with 5:21 remaining in the first quarter.


Bills take 7-3 lead on Bengals sleep-walking D

It didn't take long for both teams to score on their opening possessions.

The Bengals opened the game with a seven-play possession, picking up two first downs but a collection of bad reads and disruptive work from the secondary, forced the Bengals to kick the field goal to take a 3-0 lead.

Consecutive Fred Jackson runs setup a third and four from the Bills 33-yard line with 11:13 remaining in the first quarter. Thad Lewis takes the snap and lofts the football down the left sidelines for T.J. Graham, who simply outpaced Adam Jones. The 47-yard reception put Buffalo on Cincinnati's 20-yard line.

An unnecessary roughness on Thad Lewis' scramble and slide put the Bills at the Bengals eight-yard line with 10:29. Two plays later, Thad Lewis took the shotgun snap and ran into the endzone on a designed quarterback draw, giving the Bills a 7-3 lead.


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