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Sunday, September 21, 2008
Quick Take: Giants 26, Bengals 23 (OT)

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

The Cincinnati Bengals put up a valiant effort but remain winless on the season following Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the New York Giants.

Giants kicker John Carney made a 22-yard, game-winning kick in the extra period to seal the victory. It ended a well-played game where neither team committed a turnover.

Unfortunately for the Bengals (0-3), they needed this win more than the Giants (3-0). It could be tough sledding for Cincinnati over the next month.

The Bengals have a brutal upcoming schedule with a home date against the Cleveland Browns (Sept. 28), followed by games at the Dallas Cowboys (Oct. 5), at the New York Jets (Oct. 12) and against the Pittsburgh Steelers (Oct. 19). After dropping its first three games, it appears unlikely that Cincinnati will be able to climb back to .500 anytime soon.