Bengals comeback falls short in final minute

Andy Dalton intercepted on final drive as Bengals lose 21-17

Bengals comeback falls short in final minute
Joe Mixon after scoring his first touchdown of the 2019 season (Source: Jeremy Rauch)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Andy Dalton threw an interception deep in Buffalo territory in the final minute as the Bengals’ comeback bid fell short in Buffalo.

The Bengals were held scoreless in the first half, but rallied in the second half and took a 17-14 fourth quarter lead on a 43-yard field goal by Randy Bullock.

The Bills answered with a one yard touchdown run by Frank Gore to regain the lead with less than two minutes left.

“Unfortunately, we couldn’t get it done,” said head coach Zac Taylor. “0-3. It sucks. It feels terrible, but I’m confident we’re going to wins some out of this thing. It’s only a matter of time.”

Dalton drove the Bengals inside the Buffalo 20 yard line, but with time running out, his pass attempt to Auden Tate was tipped and intercepted by Tre’Davious White.

“It’s a long season. It’s three games. It’s three games we can’t get back, but it’s three games," Dalton said. "Get some momentum going. Find a way to win that first one and momentum can carry you over the next week.”

Joe Mixon led the Bengals with 95 total yards and a touchdown. Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate each caught six passes.

“It’s the NFL, that’s how every games going to go – no matter what you call it," Boyd said. "But, I believe. I know everybody else in here believes.”

The Bengals drop to 0-3 on the season and next play on Monday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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