After taking a 17-7 lead with over four minutes remaining in the second quarter, Alfred Morris gains three yards up the middle setting up a second and seven from Washington's 23-yard line. Robert Griffin III takes the shotgun snap and runs down the line of scrimmage on a designed run/option play. Carlos Dunlap powers into the backfield, destroying Griffin who loses the football. Dunlap sprints after the rolling football, recovering at Washington's 12-yard line.
Following an 11-yard end-around by A.J. Green to the one-yard line, BenJarvus Green-Ellis lines up in shotgun with Andy Dalton wide right. Green-Ellis takes the direct snap, runs to the right edge and powers into the endzone for a touchdown.
The Bengals take a 24-7 lead with 3:13 remaining in the second quarter.