Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/23/12
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 Andy Dalton completed all four of his passes for 73 yards on a five-play, 80-yard march that he finished with a 6-yard scoring toss to tight end Jermaine Gresham with 11:24 remaining. Dalton's 59-yard touchdown pass to receiver Andrew Hawkins 4:16 later gave the Bengals breathing room they needed when Griffin took the ball over from the 2 with 3:35 to play. The Heisman Trophy winner moved the Redskins from their 2 to the Cincinnati 19 with seven seconds left before the game ended on consecutive penalties and a failed Hail Mary. After getting pounded by Baltimore in its opener, Cincinnati (2-1) has score...
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