News

Actions

Bengals went all the way to London, and all they got was this lousy tie

Bengals went all the way to London for a tie
Bengals went all the way to London for a tie
Posted at 2:00 PM, Oct 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 06:45:00-04

LONDON  - Another week, another tie.

The Bengals and the Redskins finished the first overtime game in London at 27-all, an anticlimactic finish to a wild one at Wembley Stadium that gave the NFL a tie in consecutive weeks.

Unlike the 6-6 grinder between Seattle and Arizona last Sunday, the Redskins and Bengals put together quite a highlight reel with Kirk Cousins passing for 458 yards for Washington and Tyler Eifert catching nine passes for 102 yards and a touchdown for Cincinnati.

Just as with the Seahawks and Cardinals, though, missed kicks played a major part in the outcome. Dustin Hopkins missed two field goals for the Redskins, and Mike Nugent failed to convert one field goal and one extra point for the Bengals. Hopkins missed one of his in overtime, a 34-yarder that went wide left.

Draws are rather routine in soccer, the sport that's most often played in London, but the NFL hadn't had two ties in one season since 1997.

SEE our live blog from London with tweets from WCPO Sports Director John Popovich, players and fans.