Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) loses his helmet while being hit by Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson (20) and strong safety George Iloka (43) during the second quarter at Ford Field. (Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)
DETROIT (AP) - Mike Nugent's 54-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Cincinnati Bengals to a 27-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
The AFC North-leading Bengals (5-2) won a game for the second straight week by the same score thanks to Nugent's right foot. He made an overtime kick to give Cincinnati a win after it blew a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead at Buffalo
The Lions (4-3) looked like they did enough to send the game to OT, but rookie Sam Martin shanked a punt just 28 yards to midfield in the final minute.
Andy Dalton, who threw three touchdown passes, took advantage with two short passes to set up the game-winning field goal.
Detroit's Matthew Stafford connected with Calvin Johnson on two of his three TD passes.