Dalton outplays RG3 as Bengals top Redskins

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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. Foto: AP in English
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.
Foto: AP in English

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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