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PRIMER: Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) at Washington Redskins (1-1)

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Game: Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) at Washington Redskins (1-1)
Time: 1 PM (ET)
Location: FedEx Field
Series Leader: Series tied, 4-4
Streak: Bengals have won three of the past four
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 2-0. Shanahan: 5-3
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 127 (Cin.), 86 (Was.). XM: 229 (Was.).
SB Nation: Hogs Haven Game Center
Weather: 69 degrees, thunderstorms in the area, 26 percent change of rain [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White


  • The Cincinnati Bengals look to record their third consecutive win over the Washington Redskins.
  • Quarterback Andy Dalton tied a career-high with three touchdown passes last week and a career-best 128.2 passer rating.
  • Dalton is 3-1 as a starter against NFC teams.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals are 4-1 when Dalton generates a passer rating of 100 or better.
  • Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has seven rushing touchdowns in past eight games against NFC opponents and 12 in his past 18.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green posted his first touchdown of the season last week against the Browns.
  • Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins' 50-yard touchdown against the Browns was his first touchdown in his career.
  • Wide receiver Brandon Tate posted his first touchdown as a Cincinnati Bengal last week.
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham has 10 career touchdown receptions.
  • Linebacker Rey Maualuga leads the team with 15 tackles.
  • Defensive end Michael Johnson posted a quarterback sack and fumble recovery against the Browns last week.
  • Cornerback Terence Newman has nine career interceptions against the Washington Redskins; the most against any team.
  • Since 2005 Adam Jones ranks second in the NFL with five punt returns for touchdown.
  • Jones (3) is one of four active players to record three punt returns for touchdowns of at least 80 yards or more in his career.


  • Robert Griffin III leads all NFL rookies and ranks fourth overall with a 111.6 passer rating, completing 39 of 55 passes (70.9 percent) for 526 yards passing, three touchdowns and one interception.
  • Griffin is the first rookie since 1969 with a 65-yard plus touchdown pass in each of his first two games and leads all NFL quarterbacks with 124 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
  • Running back Alfred Morris leads NFL rookies with 185 yards rushing and tied for first among rookies, with Griffin, with two rushing touchdowns.
  • Last week Morris (89 yards) and Griffin (82) became the first rookie running back and quarterback duo to generate 80-plus yards rushing since 1958.
  • Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson posted a 68-yard touchdown reception last week.
  • Wide receiver Pierre Garcon had eight receptions the last time he played the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Wide receiver Santana Moss had seven receptions for 72 yards receiving and a touchdown the last time he played the BEngals.
  • All of wide receiver Aldrick Robinson's receptions have gone for a first down or touchdown.
  • Cornerback Josh Wilson posted a fumble return for a touchdown last week.


Offense Bengals Redskins
Total 348.5 (18th) 416.0 (4th)
Scoring 20.5 (16th) 34.0 (1st)
Third Downs 30% (27th) 29% (30th)
Rushing 104.5 (t-16th) 164.5 (4th)
Rushing TDs 1 (t-19th) 4 (t-2nd)
20-Yard Runs 0 (t-23rd) 2 (t-6th)
Passing 244.0 (16th) 251.5 (11th)
Passing TDs 3 (t-12th) 3 (t-12th)
Sacks Allowed 10 (32nd) 3 (t-2nd)
20-yard Passes 6 (t-18th) 9 (t-8th)
Defense Bengals Redskins
Total 434.5 (30th) 405.0 (28th)
Scoring 35.5 (29th) 31.5 (27th)
3rd Downs Allowed 42% (20th) 39% (18th)
Rushing 126.0 (19th) 91.5 (10th)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-23rd) 0 (t-1st)
20-Yard Runs 1 (t-9th) 2 (t-19th)
Passing 308.5 (29th) 313.5 (t-30th)
Passing TDs 4 (t-21st) 6 (32nd)
Sacks 5 (t-11th) 4 (t-16th)
QB Rating 119.9 (30th) 89.7 (17th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 11 (29th) 9 (t-24th)
Interceptions 0 (t-24th) 3 (t-8th)
Special Teams Bengals Redskins
Kickoff Return 23.9 (15th) 17.0 (31st)
Punt Return 21.8 (2nd) 6.2 (28th)
Punting (Net) 40.3 (t-14th) 31.6 (29th)
Punts Inside the 20 4 (t-7th) 2 (t-21st)

We're not doing a player history against each team due to the limited number of games they've played.