Last-minute FG gives Falcons tie with Bengals

Last-minute FG gives Falcons tie with Bengals

Aug 18, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) passes the ball as he scrambles out of the packet against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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Younghoe Koo’s 45-yard field goal with two seconds remaining lifted the host Atlanta Falcons to a 13-13 tie with the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday.

NFL preseason games do not go to overtime.

After Cincinnati’s Chase Brown ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 50 seconds remaining, the Falcons responded by moving 48 yards on six plays to set up Koo. The key play on the drive was Logan Woodside’s 25-yard pass to John FitzPatrick.

Brown’s run capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive on which quarterback Jake Browning went 4-for-4 for 38 yards while scrambling twice for 33 yards.

Falcons starting quarterback Desmond Ridder saw his only series end with an interception. He completed 7 of 9 passes for 80 yards. Taylor Heinicke (13 of 21, 162 yards) and Woodside (4 of 6, 58 yards) finished up at QB for Atlanta (1-0-1).

Cincinnati’s No. 1 quarterback, Joe Burrow, sat out due to a calf injury. Trevor Siemian went 7 of 14 for 62 yards while Browning wound up 16 of 22 for 140 yards and an interception for the Bengals (0-1-1).

Atlanta’s Godwin Igwebuike ran for a game-high 61 yards on 14 carries.

—Field Level Media

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