ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Despite missing a 34-yard field goal with 1:15 left in the third quarter that would have wrapped up Sunday's game, Bengals kicker
"I told him to just keep his head down," Simmons said.
Nugent said he yanked his head up too quickly and said his 24-yarder the snap before that was negated by a hold on tight end
"It was a terrible hit by me," said Nugent, who added he was ecstatic when the defense forced a three-and-out to set up wide receiver
"I felt better about the last one," Nugent said. "I always want to be on the field. It shows me why you try not to kick yourself when you're down. The game's not over yet."
It was Cincinnati's first OT game since the Bengals swept the AFC North, a 23-20 win in Cleveland on Oct. 4, 2009 with eight seconds left on a Shayne Graham field goal. It was Nugent's third OT winner and first since a 38-yarder lifted the Jets over the visiting Steelers, 19-16, on Nov. 18, 2007.
T-NEW STUNNER: Head coach Marvin Lewis seemed stunned that one of his mot reliable cornerbacks that is playing so well,
"I wasn't playing smart football. I have to give credit where credit is due. The guy ran the route, he threw the football, but I wasn't being very smart," Newman said. "This is my 11th year. I was trying to do too much, do something that I shouldn't do. Obviously, I paid for it.
"I have been a part of some ugly wins and they are all as good. To win a football game all this talk about not winning on the road, we got that behind us. We just have to keep moving forward and try to string a couple together."
The Bengals don't give up long balls very often, Last year they gave up only two TD passes of at least 40 yards,
SLANTS AND SCREENS
» Dalton's 337 passing yards marked his first 300-yard game since a loss in Cleveland almost a year to day and were the most since he set his career high of 381 on Oct. 14 of last season.
» Brandon Tate's season-high 29-yard punt return came at just the right time. "I made one guy miss and the other 10 guys did a great job," he said.
» BenJarvus Green Ellis had a season-high 86 yards on 18 carries and observed of losing the lead: "That's us. We don't step on the throat. We haven't yet this year. We're still learning as a team."
» Right end
» SAM backer
» Wide receiver