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Rookie receiver Mohamed Sanu lined up in the shotgun, took the snap and threw a 73-yard touchdown pass on the Bengals' first play from scrimmage. It was the start of an uncharacteristically wide-open day for the buttoned-down team.
The Bengals also had running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis take a direct snap in a wildcat formation and run for a touchdown. They even tried a fake field goal, one of the few things that didn't work during a 38-31 win in Washington on Sunday.
It underscored how much Cincinnati's offense has grown in its second season under coordinator Jay Gruden, who felt comfortable letting someone other than quarterback Andy Dalton take the snaps and make the plays.
The Bengals (2-1) play at Jacksonville (1-2) on Sunday.
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Mohamed Sanu, a former high school quarterback, showcased his throwing abilities on Sunday against the Redskins. On the first play of the game, Sanu lined up in the backfield, faked a run to BenJarvis Green-Ellis, and hit A.J. Green with an absolute perfect pass.On the ensuing possession for the Bengals, Andy Dalton threw a pick 6.Video The Big Lead
The Bengals came out firing from the get-go in Washington to get things going for their young offensive squad.
The first play of the game as setup in a wildcat with receiver Mohamed Sanu under center. He took the snap and bombed it downfield to AJ Green who had beat Safety DeJon Gomes and cornerback DeAngelo Hall for the opening touchdown.
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The Cincinnati Bengals went into their bag of tricks today to pull out a memorable Wildcat touchdown using rookie wide receiver Mohamed Sanu.
In the first quarter of their game against the Washington Redskins, Sanu connected with teammate A.J. Green on this 74-yard touchdown:
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Andy Dalton had a ho-hum preseason and carried that into week one against the Ravens. That was so long ago. Since then Dalton has been on a tear and has made us experts look like dummies for passing on him.
In his last 2 games he has averaged 323/3 and despite making a bad interception in each game, the Bengals pass attack...
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...
Bengals receiver A.J. Green caught a 71-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage Sunday against Washington but he didn't slack off the rest of the day. The superstar finished with nine catches for 183 yards and a score.Fantasy Spin:Green was targeted plenty in the first two weeks but he only averaged 10.7 yards per catch on 12 receptions. Sunday balanced things out...
DOH! So close. Bengals 38, Redskins 34.1. Cincinnati threw the winning touchdown on the first play from scrimmage on a trick play. With QB Andy Dalton lined up on the line and WR Mohamed Sanu lined up in the Wildcat, Washington somehow, mysteriously, inexcusably lost tract of AJ Green. Green met up with Sanu's deep pass about 60 yards downfield and ran unhindered across the...
Second-year quarterback Andy Dalton led the Cincinnati Bengals (2-1) into FedEx Field on Sunday to light up the scoreboard, and the Washington Redskins in a 38-31 victory in Landover, MD. Dalton completed 19 out of 27 attempts for 328 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.
But Dalton and his young Thundercats orchestrated a brilliant offensive performance that was at...
Early on in the game, the Bengals decided to pull out a big time trick and have WR Sanu throw a bomb to AJ Green. Is it beating a dead horse to say Sanu throws it better than Tebow? Probably. S/O to @sbnation for the GIF.
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LANDOVER, Md. -- The Cincinnati Bengals ruined Washington's home opener Sunday, scoring on the first snap on a 73-yard touchdown on a wide-receiver option and then fending off a Redskins comeback to win 38-31. Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin rallied the Redskins from a 24-10 deficit, leading drives of 80 and 86 yards to start the second half, but Bengals second-year quarterback...