Dalton outplays RG3 as Bengals top Redskins

23 Sep 2012
15h32
updated at 15h53
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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.

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.
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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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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