Bengals Defense Stones Redskins Late Drive: Billy Cundiff Converts 36-Yard Field Goal

Sept 23, 2012; Landover,MD, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Brandon Banks (16) runs the ball after a kick against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-US PRESSWIRE

The Cincinnati Bengals has taken a 24-7 lead and Jeromy Miles is so excited about it, that during the ensuing kickoff following BenJarvus Green-Ellis' touchdown, Miles was called for an offsides, forcing the Bengals to rekick. What should have been a touchback, turned into a 55-yard kickoff return by Brandon Banks to the Bengals 48-yard line with 3:03 remaining in the first half.

And it was nearly a three and out. The Bengals deflected the first two passes setting up a third and ten with 2:50 remaining in the first half. The third down coverage was good, however Griffin found a gap in the middle and scrambled for 11 yards and the first down. Evan Royster picked up another 12 yards prior to the two minute warning to Cincinnati's 25-yard line.

The Bengals defense toughens up.

Griffin tries a running back screen to the right, but the defense sniffs out the screen for a one-yard loss. Adam Jones easily recognized a wide receiver screen on second down and destroyed Santana Moss, forcing the incomplete and setting a third and 11. Griffin runs a designed quarterback third down draw, falling three yards short of the first down marker thanks to a nice hit by linebacker Vinny Rey.

Billy Cundiff converts the 36-yard field goal but the Bengals are holding onto the 24-10 lead with :31 seconds remaining in the first half.

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