The kings of comebacks finally lost because they couldn't do something much easier - hold a late lead against a struggling team.
Up by two touchdowns, the previously undefeated Bills came apart.
Rookie Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton led his first NFL comeback, setting up Mike Nugent's 43-yard field goal as time ran out for a 23-20 victory Sunday in front of the smallest crowd in Paul Brown Stadium's history.
This one stunned Buffalo (3-1), which had been the AFC's last perfect team.
''It's the worst way to lose it,'' said running back Fred Jackson, who had a 2-yard touchdown run. ''We had an opportunity to put away the game, but we didn't make the plays when we had to.''
The calls went against them, too.
Leading 20-13 midway through the fourth quarter, the Bills had a chance to regain control. On a third-and-1 from their 47-yard line, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a pass to Stevie Johnson that would have kept the drive going. T...