Seahawks blow 17-point lead, fall to Bengals in OT

Thomas Rawls likely to start in place

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent (2) boots the winning field goal in overtime of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent (2) boots the winning field goal in overtime of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton led the Bengals from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to a 27-24 overtime victory on Sunday over the Seattle Seahawks, keeping Cincinnati undefeated with the second-biggest comeback in its history.

Trailing 24-7 as the fourth quarter started, Dalton threw for a touchdown, ran for another and led the Bengals (5-0) on a 69-yard drive without a timeout. Mike Nugent tied it with a 31-yard field goal on the final play of regulation.

Nugent was good again from 42 yards with 3:36 left in overtime, the ball deflecting off the left upright before going through. It matched the second-biggest comeback in Cincinnati’s history when trailing in the fourth quarter.

The Bengals are 5-0 for the first time since 1988, the last time they went to the Super Bowl.

Seattle (2-3) punted twice in overtime, giving the Bengals a chance to pull it out.

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