ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — No stranger to criticism, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was able to offer Mike Nugent some advice once it became apparent how costly the kicker’s missed field goal was.
‘‘I told him, ‘You’re going to kick a field goal to win the game,’ ’’ Dalton said when the Buffalo Bills scored to force overtime. ‘‘Just be ready.’’
Nugent delivered, hitting a 43-yarder with 6:44 left in overtime to seal a 27-24 win over Buffalo on Sunday. Nugent rediscovered his aim after missing a 34-yard attempt wide right that would have put the Bengals up, 27-10, late in the third quarter. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.