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Rey Maualuga's interception led to a Jeremy Hill touchdown and Johnathan Joseph returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown. Midway through the third, the Bengals lead 16-10.

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With the Cincinnati Bengals losing the game-opening coin toss, the Houston Texans deferred to the second half and opened the third quarter on offense. On the very first play, Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett aimed a quick pass to his left without noticing Rey Maualuga's momentum shifting towards Mallett's passing lane.

Maualuga intercepted the football at Houston's 22-yard line with 14:46 remaining in the third quarter.

Cincinnati pieced together a six-play response, shoving the football into the endzone to take a commanding 16-3 lead with 11:51 remaining in the quarter. Jeremy Hill, who scored the touchdown, wasn't even touched.

That's Hill's sixth rushing touchdown of the season.

Not to be outdone, the Bengals have the football at Houston's 49-yard line with 7:30 remaining in the third. Andy Dalton poorly throws the football towards A.J. Green, where cornerback Johnathan Joseph returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown.

The Bengals are back to a six-point lead midway through the third quarter.