The Cincinnati Bengals have failed to convert their first six third-down conversions Sunday afternoon, including a third-down in the third quarter that led to Kevin Huber's fifth punt against the 49ers. The Bengals have only converted one of their previous 17 third down opportunities dating back to their 24-22 loss to the Denver Broncos.
During the Bengals first possession of the second half, after the defense forced the 49ers to punt the football, Andy Dalton and the Bengals offense was walking off five yards following A.J. Green's second false start of the game. Now at their own 14-yard line, Andy Dalton takes the shotgun snap and watches eight San Francisco defenders go into coverage. Wisely Dalton dumped off the pass to Brian Leonard underneath, picking up seven yards and punt the football.
Both teams have punted a combined 11 times on 13 possessions on the drive. However, the Bengals hold onto a three-point lead.