Bengals Vs. Redskins: Cincinnati Aerial Attack Overwhelms Washington; Skins Lose, 38-31

Cincinnati threw for 385 yards on Sunday afternoon, overwhelming the Washington secondary in a 38-31 Bengals win. Robert Griffin III had 306 total yards and two touchdowns in the loss.

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Kyle Shanahan fined $25,000 for referee outburst

The NFL has fined Washington Redskins offensive coordinator for berating referees during Sunday's game.


Kyle Shanahan On Refs Incident: 'I Conducted Myself In The Wrong Way'

Washington Redskins' offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has issued a a statement after he erupted in an argument with replacement officials after Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

In a statement issued through the team, Shanahan said:

"I was frustrated, and in the process of trying to get some answers from the officials, I conducted myself in the wrong way. I ask our plays to hold themselves to a high standard and be accountable and I know that I'm accountable for my actions as well.

Shanahan, the son of head coach Mike Shanahan, was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the closing moments of the Redskins' 38-31 loss to the Bengals and was in a heated argument with the officials. Shanahan was seen after the game running to catch up with one of the officials as he continued to yell and argue.

The NFL will be reviewing Shanahan's conduct to determine if he will be fined or suspended for his conduct.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation. For more on the Redskins, head over to Hogs Haven and SB Nation DC.


Too Many Big Plays For Redskins Defense

The Redskins loss to the Bengals came down to one thing: The defense simply allowed too many big plays. See what players and coaches said in the aftermath of a 38-31 loss to Cincinnati.


Kyle Shanahan Faces NFL Review After Yelling At Replacement Refs

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will have his behavior reviewed by the NFL after verbally accosting the officials who called his team's game against the Cincinnati Bengals after the game.

After a contentious argument resulted in Shanahan, the son of head coach Mike Shanahan, being charged with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty with seven seconds left, Shanahan followed the referees into the tunnel. There, he expressed his displeasure:

ESPN 980 reported that Shanahan said: "You have no (expletive) balls, you are a (expetiving expletive.)"

The replacement referees in charge of the game had badly mishandled the final few seconds of play, initially incorrectly assessing the Redskins with a 10-second runoff that would have ended the game before correcting themselves. Shanahan initially argued with the referees while trying to get them to make the correction, but something he said triggered the unsportmanlike conduct penalty, which was then marked out as a 20-yard penalty instead of only 15 yards.

Shanahan will probably face a fine as the league tries to protect the officials refereeing games until the regular referees return from a strike.

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Bengals Vs. Redskins: Andy Dalton, Bengals Hold Off Robert Griffin III, Redskins, 38-31

The Cincinnati Bengals dominated the first half and finished with a strong fourth quarter to hold off a rally from the Washington Redskins and take home a 38-31 victory.

Andy Dalton threw fourth-quarter touchdowns to Jermaine Gresham and Andrew Hawkins to break open a game that was tied after there quarters.

Washington's Robert Griffin III punched in a 2-yard touchdown with 3:35 left to draw the Redskins within one score, but he could not quite complete the comeback. The Redskins got the ball back in the final two minutes deep in their own territory but could not drive the length of the field for a potentially tying touchdown.

The Bengals' offense moved easily in the first quarter, scoring on the first play from scrimmage, a 73-yard pass from receiver Mohamed Sanu to A.J. Green and then on a 48-yard toss from Dalton to Armon Binns. BenJarvus Green-Ellis also scored a one-yard touchdown in the first half.


Washington's defense provided the team's only touchdown in the first half as Rob Jackson intercepted Dalton on the goal line.


The Redskins stormed back in the third quarter with a seven-yard touchdown run by Alfred Morris and a three-yard touchdown pass from Griffin III to Santana Moss.

The Bengals improve to 2-1 on the season while the Redskins fall to 1-2, having lost two in a row.

Fantasy studs: Andy Dalton and A.J. Green were a powerful tandem for fantasy owners on Sunday. Dalton had 19 completions for 328 yards and three touchdowns. Green had nine catches for 183 yards and a touchdown. Robert Griffin III had another productive fantasy week, throwing for 221 yards and a touchdown on 21 completions; the rookie also ran for 85 yards and a touchdown on 12 rushes. For all the rest of your fantasy football information, visit SB Nation's Fantasy Football Hub.

Odds/Gambling: Washington entered the game as a three-point favorite, meaning that they did not cover the spread. For more NFL odds, check out SB Nation's complete odds page.

Injury info: Washington cornerback Cedric Griffin left the game in the first quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return.

Next up on the schedule: Both the Bengals and Redskins go on the road next week. Cincinnati plays the Jacksonville Jaguars at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sept. 30. Washington will look to bounce back when they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sept. 30.

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Trent Williams Injures Right Knee, Leaves Game Vs. Bengals

A slow start for the Washington Redskins against the Cincinnati Bengals got worse when offensive tackle Trent Williams appeared to hurt his right knee. His return is questionable.

Williams injured his knee when attempting to plant his foot to make a block. It buckled in the turf, leaving him in serious pain.

He was tended to by trainers and helped off the field. After being looked at on the trainers table, he has started to test it out by walking around on the sideline, which is obviously a good sign.

In the meantime, he will be replaced by Jordan Black. who is making his first appearance in a game since playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Jan. 2, 2011.

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Bengals Vs. Redskins Inactives: Rex Grossman, Pierre Garçon Out For Washington

Several notable players will be inactive for Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET game between the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals, including a pair of Cincinnati cornerbacks and a still-injured Pierre Garçon.

The following players are inactive for Cincinnati:

  • CB Dre Kirkpatrick
  • CB Leon Hall
  • TE Donald Lee
  • WR Marvin Jones
  • WR Ryan Whalen
  • DT Brandon Thompson
  • TE Richard Quinn

Kirkpatrick, the Bengals' first-round draft pick, is out with a knee injury. In his place will be Terence Newman.

Out for Washington are:

Garçon is suffering through a foot injury. In Week 1, he caught four passes for 109 yards and a touchdown.

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Pierre Garcon Injury: Redskins Receiver Doubtful For Bengals Matchup

Coach Mike Shanahan has said that Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is doubtful for Week 3’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to John Keim.

The wideout missed last week’s loss to the Rams with a foot injury, and was a limited participant in practice this week.

Before leaving Washington’s Week 1 win, Garcon racked up four receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown, including an 88-yard touchdown reception.

Quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Garcon’s presence. Griffin passed for 320 yards in Week 1, and just 206 in Week 2.

This is Pierre Garcon’s first season with the Washington Redskins, after spending four seasons in Indianapolis with the Colts.

Filling in for Garcon, Joshua Morgan, Leonard Hankerson, and Santana Moss are likely to receive most of Griffin’s targets.

The Redskins are currently 1-1, and finished last season at 5-11.

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