Texans outlast Bengals 30-27 on last-second field goal

Matt Ammendola hit a 38-yard field goal as time expired to lead the visiting Houston Texans past the Cincinnati Bengals 30-27 on Sunday.Ammendola was elevated from the practice squad to take the place of injured Ka’imi Fairbairn.CJ Stroud followed up his record-setting rookie performance by throwing for 356 yards on 23-of-39 passing for Houston (5-4). He added a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter.Devin Singletary ran for 150 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries to lead the Texans, who blew a 10-point lead with three-plus minutes remaining, only to rescue the game at the end.Houston’s Noah Brown added seven catches for a game-high 172 yards and set up the game-winning score with a 22-yard reception over the middle.Joe Burrow threw 27-of-40 for 347 yards and two touchdowns. But he threw fourth-quarter interceptions on back-to-back drives before engineering a late rally. The Bengals (5-4) saw their four-game win streak come to an end.After back-to-back intercepted passes thrown by Burrow, Cam Taylor-Britt gave the Bengals new life when he intercepted Stroud and returned it to the Houston 4. Joe Mixon’s 1-yard TD run made it 27-24 Texans with 3:18 left in the fourth quarter.The Bengals held the Texans and forced a punt. Burrow then led the Bengals downfield on a 64-yard pass to Tyler Boyd that put the Bengals at the Houston 7. They settled for Evan McPherson’s game-tying 31-yard field goal with 1:33 left.Cincinnati was without starting defensive end Sam Hubbard and starting wide receiver Tee Higgins due to injury.