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Bills 16, Bengals 12: Buffalo sneaks out of Cincy with huge win

Buffalo Bills v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

In a classic late November defensive slugfest that came down to the final play, the Bills outlasted the Bengals, 16-12.

Buffalo ran all over Cincinnati to the tune of 183 yards on the ground.

This tightly contested game was highlighted by injuries. A.J. Green hurt his hamstring on the first series and didn't return, and LeSean McCoy hurt his thumb near the end of the first half.

Neither Tyrod Taylor not Andy Dalton had great performances, but Buffalo’s quarterback made fewer mistakes and was more efficient. He finished the game 19 of 27 for 166 yards with one interceptions while Cincinnati’s signal-caller was 24 of 47 for 203 with one score and two picks.

Mike Gillislee stood in admirably for McCoy, rushing for 72 yards on 14 carries.

Bengals kicker Mike Nugent missed two first-half extra points which obviously changed the late-game situation for CincinnatI.

With the loss, the Bengals move to 3-6-1 , while the Bills are now 5-5 and remain in AFC playoff hunt.

It wasn't pretty, but winning in-conference road games in November isn’t an easy task.

The Bills will definitely take it.