Bad snap on extra point stuffs Bengals

Broncos 24 Bengals 23

Nfl Week 16

Gameday

December 25, 2006

DENVER -- The Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Denver Broncos, 24-23, in the snow yesterday when Brad St. Louis' long snap on an extra-point attempt in the final minute sailed wide of holder Kyle Larson, preventing Shayne Graham from even attempting his 159th straight conversion.

The Bengals (8-7) were offside on the onside kick, and then Quincy Morgan fielded the short second kickoff, sealing the win for Denver (9-6), which can clinch a playoff spot with a win next week against the San Francisco 49ers.

Cincinnati 7 10 0 6-23

Denver 0 14 7 3-24

First quarter Cin-R.Johnson 6 run (Graham kick), 3:44.

Second quarter Den-Scheffler 1 pass from Cutler (Elam kick), 13:24. Den-Walker 39 pass from Cutler (Elam kick), 12:07. Cin-FG Graham 46, 6:49. Cin-Henry 11 pass from Palmer (Graham kick), :43.

Third quarter Den-M.Bell 2 run (Elam kick), 3:17.

Fourth quarter Den-FG Elam 24, 12:54. Cin-Houshmandzadeh 10 pass from Palmer (kick failed), :41. A-75,759

Cin Den

First downs 23 17

Total net yards 343 287

Rushes-yards 34-149 34-127

Passing 194 160

Punt returns 3-20 3-33

Kickoff returns 4-107 3-50

Interceptions ret. 1-46 2-20

Comp-Att-Int 21-40-2 12-23-1

Sacked-Yards lost 2-15 3-19

Punts 5-45.8 6-42.7

Fumbles-Lost 4-2 3-1

Penalties-Yards 8-46 3-10

Time of possession 30:09 29:51 Rushing-Cincinnati, R.Johnson 30-129, Watson 2-14, Palmer 2-6. Denver, M.Bell 16-69, T.Bell 12-50, Marshall 1-6, Walker 3-3, Cutler 2-(minus 1). Passing-Cincinnati, Palmer 21-40-2-209. Denver, Cutler 12-23-1-179. Receiving-Cincinnati, Houshmandzadeh 9-94, C.Johnson 3-32, Henry 3-30, Kelly 2-23, R.Johnson 2-11, Watson 1-12, Stewart 1-7. Denver, Marshall 4-65, Walker 3-52, Scheffler 2-26, Kircus 1-18, M.Bell 1-13, R.Smith 1-5. Missed field goals-None.

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