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Bengals defense scores a safety to take a 9-0 lead

After the Cincinnati Bengals offense fails to convert a fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line, the defense stood up and forced a safety on an Alfred Blue run in the endzone.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have fourth down at the Texans one-yard line with 9:06 remaining in the second quarter.

Rather than grabbing points at an away game and prevent a possible shift in momentum, the Bengals go for it. Andy Dalton floated the football on a fade route towards the back left pylon. Green can't hold onto it (nor keep both feet in) and the Bengals turn the football over on downs... with no points scored.

That's alright.

Alfred Blue takes the handoff on Houston's opening play of this possession and was tripped up in the endzone. The defense scored a safety, giving Cincinnati a 9-0 lead.