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Top 50 Moments: Bengals Score 20 Straight Points, Beat Seattle in OT

Posted Nov 9, 2017

The Bengals scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and overtime to take down two-time NFC champion Seattle 27-24 in overtime at rollicking sold-out Paul Brown Stadium before 65,004 believers on Oct. 11, 2015.

The Bengals scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and overtime to take down two-time NFC champion Seattle 27-24 in overtime at rollicking sold-out Paul Brown Stadium before 65,004 believers on Oct. 11, 2015.

After exchanging punts to open overtime, cornerback Adam Jones returned a punt 19 yards to the Bengals 43 with seven minutes left in OT. Quarterback Andy Dalton, enjoying his biggest comeback win ever and the Bengals' second biggest of all-time, then hit another star of the day, tight end Tyler Eifert for 12 yards and then running back Giovani Bernard ran them into field-goal range on a 13-yard bolt to the Seattle 32.

Three Bernard carries for eight yards later, Mike Nugent used the left upright for a 42-yard field goal with 3:36 that made the Bengals 5-0 for the first time since 1988.  

Trailing Seattle 24-7 in the middle of the third quarter thanks largely to their own doing, they rallied to cut it to 24-21 with 3:38 left on two fourth-quarter touchdowns when Dalton snuck in from five yards out and then turned it over to his defense and Geno Atkins delivered a three-and-out with his third-down sack of Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson.

The Bengals took their last timeout with 2:30 left before Jon Ryan’s punt to cornerback Adam Jones. Jones ran it back 25 yards to the 45, but, much to his disagreement, he was called for making a fair-catch signal and he appeared to argue he was simply waving away a teammate and so they started at the 18.  

But a 27-yard pass interference call on cornerback Cary Williams working on wide receiver Marvin Jones put them at the Seattle 45 and Eifert’s diving one-handed fingertip grab for 25 yards set up Nugent’s tying 31-yard field goal as time ran out.

Eifert was huge with two TDs and led all receivers with 90 yards on eight catches on a day Seattle Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham had just three catches for 30 yards. And although Dalton's season streak of triple digit passer rating games ended, his 95.9 (331 yards, two TDs, one pick) bested Wilson's 91.4, and his 15th game-winning drive marked the seventh time in the last 23 PBS games the Bengals had taken down a Super-Bowl-winning quarterback.

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