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The Bengals’ comeback to force OT vs. Dolphins was a historic one

Cincinnati did something no team has done in the Super Bowl era.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday was as good a day as possible for the rebuilding Cincinnati Bengals.

It appeared the Bengals were going to be embarrassed by a Miami Dolphins team who was 3-11 entering play as they trailed by 16 points with about a half a minute to play.

Then came a shocking and historic comeback. On a fourth and goal with 33 seconds left, Andy Dalton hit Tyler Boyd for a touchdown and then hooked up with Tyler Eifert on a two-point conversion to cut the Dolphins lead to 35-27.

Needing a miracle, Randy Bullock attempted an onsides kick, which Bengals linebacker Jordan Evans miraculously recovered at the Cincinnati 46 yard-line.

Somehow, 29 seconds would be enough time for Dalton and the Bengals to tie the game as the veteran quarterback hit Eifert for a 25-yard touchdown as time expired and ran in a two-point conversion to tie the game at 35 and force overtime.

This comeback would be one for the record books as the 1-14 Bengals became the first team in the Super Bowl era (1966) to score 16 points in 29 seconds.

Not only did Bengals fans get to enjoy this magical comeback, but many also got their wish as the team went onto lose in overtime and clinch the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

With the loss and Joe Burrow secured, Cincinnati fans can now root for their team to make the Cleveland Browns’ lives even more miserable when they host Baker Mayfield and company next weekend.