Sep 19, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Washington Redskins quarterbackRobert Griffin III
(10) looks to pass against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE
Washington is seeking its’ first home win vs. Cincinnati since 1985. The Redskins are also seeking their sixth straight win in a home opener
The Redskins sports the league’s #1 scoring offense at 34.0 ppg, while the Bengals scoring defense is allowing 30.5 ppg, the 29th-worst in the NFL.
Robert Griffin III, who was the second overall pick in the draft, has completed 39 of 55 passes for 526 yards, three touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 111.6. His 9.6 yards per pass attempt leads the NFL.
RB Alfred Morris, the sixth-round pick is the first Redskins running back to post 85-plus-yard games in Weeks 1-2 since Stephen Davis in 1999. After carrying a league-high 28 times for 96 yards and two touchdowns in the opener at New Orleans, he had 16 carries for 89 yards atSt. Louis.
Jan 1, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive endCarlos Dunlap
(96) reacts during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. The Ravens won 24-16. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE
Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap returns after missing the first two games with a knee injury. He has 14 sacks in 24 career games, the highest sack % of any Bengals player.
After two weeks, Andrew Hawkins has 10 receptions on 12 targets for 142 yards and a touchdown. QB Andy Dalton has a QB rating of 143.7 when throwing passes to his speedy receiving option in the slot. Hawks’ 50-yard touchdown last week against the Browns was his first touchdown in his career.
Cincinnati has been whistled for only nine penalties, the second-fewest in NFL.
The Bengals defense is worst unit in the NFL in average yards allowed on first down (8.36). yards allowed per play (7.24).
DefenseLDE91Geathers, Robert96Dunlap, CarlosNT94Peko, DomataRDT97Atkins, Geno75Still,DevonRDE93Johnson, MichaelSLB99Lawson, Manny51Skuta, DanMLB58Maualuga, ReyWLB55Burfict, Vontaze57Rey, VincentLCB22Clements, NateSS45Miles, Jeromy26Mays, TaylorFS20Nelson, ReggieRCB23Newman, Terrence25Allen, Jason
Special TeamsP10Huber, KevinPK2Nugent, MikeLS46Harris, ClarkPR24Pacman Jones16Hawkins, Andrew19Brandon TateKR19Tate,Brandon16Hawkins, Andrew24Jones, Pacman