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AFC North Week 5 Recap: Bengals Remain Perfect, Browns Knock Off Ravens In OT


All of the Sunday Week 5 games featuring AFC North teams are now in the books and thanks to a big fourth quarter comeback, the Cincinnati Bengals remain unbeaten.

The Bengals score 17 unanswered points in their fourth quarter game against the Seattle Seahawks to force overtime and kicker Mike Nugent bounced his 42 yard field goal attempt in overtime off of the left upright and through for the 27-24 win.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completed 30 of his 44 pass attempts in the game for 331 yards and two touchdowns. His two throwing scores went to tight end Tyler Eifert, who caught 8 passes in the game for 90 yards.

Bengals running back Giovani Bernard chipped in 80 yards rushing against the Seahawks and the Bengals defense sacked quarterback Russell Wilson four times in the game in addition to intercepting him once.

The Bengals 17-point comeback started with 13:56 left in the fourth quarter and they scored touchdowns on back-to-back drives. Down three with 2:17 left in regulation, Dalton led the Bengals offense on a 7 play, 69 yard drive that culminated with a 31 yard game-tying field goal by Nugent as the fourth quarter clock expired.

The Bengals game-winning drive in overtime came during their second possession of the extra period.

In the other key AFC North game that took place on Sunday, the Cleveland Browns beat the Baltimore Ravens 33-30 in overtime.

Browns quarterback Josh McCown threw for 457 yards and two touchdowns in the win to help his team improve to 2-3 ion the season. Tight end Gary Barnidge caught 8 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens.

As for the Ravens, who dropped to 1-4 on the season with the loss, quarterback Joe Flacco threw for 210 yards and one touchdown against the Browns.

Neither team turned the football over Sunday, but the Browns did manage to register 8 plays of 20 yards or more against the Ravens defense. The Ravens are now 1-2 in the division.

In Week 6, the Bengals will go on the road to face the Buffalo Bills while the Browns will host the Denver Broncos. The Ravens will travel to play the San Francisco 49ers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will close out Week 5 of the 2015 season Monday night on the road against the San Diego Chargers. They will then return home to host the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.

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