Bengals hang on to beat Redskins

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m.
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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Andy Dalton completed 19-of-27 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lead the Bengals to a 38-31 win over Robert Griffin III and the 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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