This marks the first tie in the Panthers' 20-year franchise history, in their first OT game since November 7, 2012 in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They are now 5-10-1 in overtime games. With the tie, the Panthers streak of not beating AFC North opponents moves to 9 games. Their last win over an AFC North team was on October 15, 2006 when they defeated the Baltimore Ravens.
Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton ran a career-high 17 times for 107 yards. Newton had just 14 carries for 42 yards in the previous 4 games. It was the second 100-yard rushing for Newton, and his 17 carries marks the most since Tim Tebow had 22 in 2011. Newton threw for 2 touchdowns, and ran for another. He also threw a key interception that helped the Bengals take a 34-31 lead on Nugent's 38-yard field goal.
The Bengals had the edge in total yards 222 to 137 over Carolina. This included Giovani Bernard's 89-yard touchdown run, which is the longest allowed in Panthers' franchise history. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw for 323 yards, with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The Bengals are now 3-1-1 and will visit the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday. The Panthers move to 3-2-1 and will visit the Green Bay Packers in week 7.