Oct 12, 2014 at 6pm UK at ‚ÄčPaul Brown Stadium
Carolina Panthers
Cincinnati Bengals
Benjamin (5:45)
Tate (14:21), Bernard (11:50)
Whittaker (9:07), Newton (3:54)
Olsen (4:50)
Sanu (11:38), Hill (4:32)

Result: Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals share tie

Result: Panthers, Bengals share tie
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Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent misses a field goal at the end of overtime to force the AFC North side to share a 37-37 tie with the Carolina Panthers.

The Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers have shared a 37-37 tie after Bengals kicker Mike Nugent missed a last-gasp field goal in overtime this evening.

Carolina took the lead from the opening drive of the game after Cam Newton and the offense spent 10 minutes making their way downfield before finding Kelvin Benjamin for the touchdown.

The Bengals, who were missing wide receiver AJ Green and Marvin Jones this evening, drew level early in the second quarter when Andy Dalton completed a short pass to Brandon Tate.

The home side edged ahead for the first time later in the quarter when Dalton handed the ball off to Giovani Bernard, who sprinted 89 yards, dodging several tackles on the way to the endzone.

The scores were level again early in the third when Fozzy Whittaker powered his way over for his first touchdown since joining the team in the off-season after Antoine Cason had picked off a Dalton pass moments earlier.

The Panthers quickly found themselves back in the red zone, and Newton kept the ball himself to score his first rushing touchdown of the season.

Cincinnati got back on level terms again at the start of the fourth as Dalton completed a deep pass to Mohamed Sanu, while efforts from Greg Olsen and Jeremy Hill continued to keep the sides close.

Nugent kicked a field goal late on to put the Bengals back in front, but Graham Gano added a 44-yard effort with the final play of regulation time to send the game into overtime.

The Bengals got the ball first, but could only add another Nugent field goal, giving the Panthers a chance to win the game with a touchdown, but they also had the settle for three points.

Dalton completed a string of passes to Sanu to get the ball into field goal range again inside the final minute, bringing Nugent on for a 36-yard attempt, but he sliced the kick wide of the right upright to leave the scores level as time expired.

The result leaves the Bengals at the top of the AFC North division with a 3-1-1 record, while the Panthers lead the NFC South.

Giovani Bernard #25 of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on August 8, 2013
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