Buffalo is facing second down from Cincinnati’s 33-yard line with 11:38 remaining in the third quarter. They need seven yards. At this point in the game, the Bengals offense is reeling; for whatever reason, these third quarters have been horrifically depressing this season. Andy Dalton had just thrown his second A.J. Green-assisted interception with the slick football bouncing into the waiting arms of Buffalo defenders. On the ensuing possession, Green would lose a fumble after a 20-yard gain, summarizing a categorically disastrous third quarter with both possessions ending with a turnover.
This sounds awful, right? How much did Cincinnati lose by, you wonder.