After a Week 2 win against the Cleveland Browns, 34-27, the Bengals are heading to the nation’s capital to play the Washington Redskins and rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG3). Dating back to the 1988 season the Bengals are 4-1 against the ‘Skins, which includes winning the last three times they have gotten together. Cincinnati is able to jump out to a big halftime lead, but would the defense be able to hold on for the win?
September 23, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) runs the ball on a reverse against the Washington Redskins during the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
For the second straight week the Bengals are able to score on their first possession of the game. As the offense comes to the line of scrimmage, their own 27 yard line, quarterback Andy Dalton is lined up as a wide-out on the right side and wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is lined up in the shotgun position. Sanu takes the snap and throws a deep pass over the middle to A.J. Green. Green catches the ball around the Washington 31 yard line and runs the rest of the way into the end zone. Seventeen seconds into the game and the Bengals lead 7-0.