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Mohamed Sanu throws TD to Andy Dalton; Almost a Titans Pick-6 (GIF)

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It was the first NFL catch for Andy Dalton, who caught it from Mohamed Sanu.

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If A.J. Green gets hurt... our primary reaction will take on a "yea, right" perspective. Dealing with strained ligaments during practice leading into Cincinnati's week two game against Atlanta, Green offered a handful of snaps but then left the game. After sitting during Wednesday's practice, Green worked Thursday and Friday and was listed as probable.

He wasn't a decoy against the Titans, either.

Green opened with two receptions during Cincinnati's first possession of the game. He added two more receptions during Cincinnati's second possession of 13 and 29 yards respectively, forcefully taking chunks of yards. With four receptions and 68 yards receiving in the first quarter, A.J. Green is declared "healthy".

And then this happened...

H/T to Fansided for the video

The Bengals had first down at the Titans 18-yard line with six seconds remaining in the first. Andy Dalton, out of shotgun, pitched to Mohamed Sanu (in the backfield) while Dalton snuck around the left edge. Sanu, following his blocks, suddenly stopped, secured a passer's grip on the football, and ah, hell. Sanu tossed the football back to Dalton while narrowly missing the Titans defender (it should have been picked off). Dalton fought through the congestion for the reception and dove into the front left pylon.

After a quick review, it was confirmed. Touchdown. And the Bengals took a 10-0 lead as the first quarter concluded, with Dalton's first NFL career catch.