Ah, the rollercoaster of youth.
As awful as Andy Dalton and the Bengals offense looked in the first half, they were just as dynamic in the second, scoring on four of their five second-half drives, including a 43-yard field goal by Mike Nugent as time expired to give them a 23-20 win over Buffalo on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.
The win breaks a 10-game losing streak to Buffalo and evens the Bengals record at 2-2. It also is turnabout on the Bills (3-1) who won their past two games after they had won with last-minute rallies.
After last week’s game against San Francisco was the lowest attended home opener in 30 years, Sunday’s game drew 41,142, which is a record low for a regular-season game at Paul Brown Stadium since it opened in 2000. The previous mark was 42,092 for a 2002 game against Jacksonville.
After falling behind 17-3 at halftime, the Bengals scored on four of their five second-half drives, rallying to tie the game at 20 with under four minutes left.
Dalton, who had an ab...