The Bengals' first turnover of the day wasn't really A.J. Green's fault – Andy Dalton's pass was much too high and tipped off his fingers. But their second turnover was Green's fault. And so was the third.
The Bills created turnovers on the Bengals' first two possessions of the third quarter, both at Green's expense. Jordan Poyer intercepted a pass that bounced straight off Green's hands on their first drive, and Lorenzo Alexander forced a fumble on the next drive, which Poyer recovered.
The Bills went backward on their drive after the interception, but moved 51 yards after the fumble to get into range for Steven Hauschka's 38-yard field goal.
Taylor banged up: The Bills had to use a timeout to check on Tyrod Taylor late in the quarter after a scramble. Taylor appeared to hold his chest after defensive tackle Geno Atkins hit him when he was already down. Taylor didn't miss a play.
Bengals driving: The Bengals were driving deep into Bills territory as the quarter expired but scored on the first play of the fourth quarter. H-back Cethan Carter dropped a wide-open pass on the drive but Green responded later, beating Tre'Davious White for 49 yards down to the 3. Joe Mixon scored his first career rushing touchdown one play later, putting the Bengals up 17-13.