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Bengals win challenge on third down but punt later anyway

The officials denied Cincinnati a third down conversion. A challenge reversed the call.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have third and four from the Bengals 26-yard line with 13:58 remaining in the first quarter. Andy Dalton hits Jermaine Gresham just beyond the line of scrimmage. Using every effort in his arsenal, Gresham falls shy of the first down.

Bengals challenge.

Bengals win challenge and pick up the first down.

Cincinnati was unable to convert later. After a nine-yard checkdown pass to Giovani Bernard, the Bengals ran twice to Bernard and gaining zero yards (lost a yard on second down and then picked up a yard on the read-option on third down).

Bengals punt.