DETROIT — As the Bengals celebrated Sunday's second straight win by 27-24 on the last play of the game, left tackle
The Bengals needed a
"For the second straight week it took all three phases to win the game at the end and that says something about the entire team," Whitworth said.
Whitworth thinks it also says something about Bengals quarterback
"They shot the gaps. They did everything to stop the run. They said that's not going to happen. They said Andy Dalton is going to have to beat us," Whitworth said. "And he made some great throws."
» Nugent, who hit a 43-yarder in Buffalo last week to win it in overtime, got iced by Lions coach Jim Schwartz with a timeout right before the winner. He said that stuff never bothers him, but he got a lift when teammate
"He said, 'Hey, no pressure. It's just the next kick, It's just another kick' " Nugent said. "Coming from a returner, that was a great line. It made me feel good."
Nugent, who missed a 48-yarder wide left in the second quarter, said he had looked forward to kicking it off the Lions logo. He took his last couple of practice shots in pregame off of it, and had noticed that the turf seemed fresher on the logo when he kicked at Ford Field two preseasons ago.
"When I came over to the sideline and he told me, I lost it," Newman said. "I was out of it for a while. Leon's one of the best corners in the league. When I got here last year I saw how hard he worked to get back on the field; it's devastating."