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september 23, 2012 • 04:32 PM • last update 04:53 PM

Dalton outplays RG3 as Bengals top Redskins

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes against the Cleveland Browns in the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Cincinnati.
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Andy Dalton completed 19 of 27 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lead the Cincinnati Bengals to a 38-31 win over Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins.

The Bengals blew a 24-7 first-half lead, but two touchdown passes by Dalton in the fourth quarter made the difference.

A 6-yard throw to tight end Jermaine Gresham broke a 24-24 tie, then Dalton hit Andrew Hawkins for a 59-yard score to give the Bengals a two-touchdown cushion with 7:08 left to play.

Griffin's 2-yard run cut the lead to 38-31 with 3:35 remaining, but he threw incomplete on a third-and-50 on the game's last play.

Cincinnati's A.J. Green caught nine passes for a career-high 183 yards.

The Bengals improved to 2-1. The Redskins fell to 1-2.

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