Jim Breech's 28-yard field goal with 5:27 remaining in overtime today gave the Cincinnati Bengals a 27-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo won the coin toss in overtime and received the kickoff, but its 10-play drive ended at the Cincinnati 40 and the Bills punted.
Cincinnati got the ball at its 20, and Ken Anderson passed 23 yards to rookie Cris Collinsworth, 12 to Pat McInally and 13 to Collinsworth. As the Bengals (3-1) neared the Buffalo goal line, they turned to fullback Pete Johnson to run the ball into position for Breech, whose kick was good.
Buffalo (2-2) sent the game into overtime with one second left in regulation on Nick Mike-Mayer's 40-yard field goal.
Anderson and Buffalo's Joe Ferguson each threw three touchdown passes. Anderson, who completed 28 of 40 for 328 yards, threw 13 yards to Collinsworth for a touchdown and 16 yards twice to Steve Kreider for scores. Breech kicked a 23-yard field goal at the end of the first half.
Collinsworth caught 10 passes for 111 yards. Kreider had four receptions for 75 yards.
Ferguson threw scoring passes of nine and five yards to Frank Lewis and four yards to Mark Brammer.
Ferguson completed 24 of 45 passes for 287 yards, with eight going to Lewis for 132 yards.
Buffalo came into the game with the NFL's top-rated defense and had beaten Cincinnati three straight times. Still, the Bengals dominated early.
Buffalo wasted a scoring opportunity the first time it had the ball, driving to Cincinnati's three. But Ferguson couldn't connect with running back Joe Cribbs in the end zone and holder Matt Robinson couldn't handle the snap from center on an attempted 20-yard field goal, ending the threat.