The Washington Football Team used a second half surge to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 20-9 at FedEx Field.
Down 9-7, Washington scored 13 points in the second half while shutting out the Bengals and improving to (3-7).
The turning point in the game occurred in the third quarter when Cincinnati’s starting QB and number one draft pick Joe Burrow injured his leg and was carted off the field.
It was later learned that he tore his ACL and is out for the season.
His replacement Ryan Finley went three for 10 for 30 yards and was harassed by Washington’s defense.
Meanwhile, with the score 9-7, Redskins quarterback Alex Smith hit Steven Sims Jr. with a three yard touchdown pass to make the score 14-9 with 8:58 to go in the third quarter.
Later in the quarter Football Team’s Dustin Hopkins hit a 32-yard field goal making the score 19-7.
He also kicked a 50-yard field goal with 9:44 to go in the game giving Washington a commanding 20-7 lead.
Smith finished the game 17 of 25 for 166 yards and one touchdown and one interception.
Football Team opened the scoring with a one yard touchdown run by Antonio Gibson giving them a 7-0 lead with 1:38 to go in the first quarter.
Gibson led Washington in rushing gaining 94 yards on 16 carries and one touchdown.
The Bengals got on the board with a five yard touchdown pass from Burrow’s to A.J. Green. The extra point was missed making the score 7-6 with 7:32 to go in the first quarter.
They added a field goal giving them 9-7 lead at the break.
When Burrows went down in the third quarter the Bengals offense stalled which allowed Washington to rally and clinch a victory snapping a two game losing streak.
Washington had 325 total yards to 272 for the Bengals.
The Football Team had 164 rushing yards to 70 for Cincinnati.
Washington’s defense, which held the Bengals to under 300 yards for the game also pitched a shutout in the second half.
They also caused two turnovers and had four sacks.
Washington was led in receiving by Terry McLaurin who had five catches for 84 yards. J. D. McKissic finished the game with 43 yards on six carries.
The Bengals were led in passing by Burrows who finished 22 of 34 for 203 yards and one touchdown.
They were led in rushing by former WFT’s Samaje Perine who finished with 19 yards on five carries in a losing effort for the ( 2-7-1 ) Bengals.