Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Redskins

CIN
23
WAS
13
FINAL
1234T
CIN 0671023
WAS 670013

Game Information
Location: FedEx Field Landover, Maryland
Attendance: 37,124

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Dwayne Haskins told himself before his second NFL preseason game that he wouldn't throw two interceptions like a week earlier.

Haskins accomplished that, threw a touchdown pass and lost a fumble in the Washington Redskins' 23-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. The first-round pick made strong throws and his share of mistakes, while fellow rookie Ryan Finley continued to make his case to be Cincinnati's backup quarterback with yet another impressive outing.

"It's just fun to get out there," Finley said. "I feel like it's been so long. Just to get out there and play in a game is fun. You try to make practices as game-like as possible, but just getting out there for me, it's just refreshing."

Haskins threw a 55-yard TD pass to camp standout Robert Davis and was 7 of 14 for 114 yards with a sack fumble. The 15th overall pick showed poise under pressure and made progress from his Redskins debut.

"I was just trying to move the ball down the field, make some decisions, don't put the ball in harm's way," Haskins said. "When I play, I just play. I don't really want to think about making the same mistake twice or missing a throw. Just let it go and move on to the next one."

Haskins was far from perfect but looked more effective than veteran Case Keenum, who played the first three drives and was 3 of 7 for 52 yards. Keenum, who Washington acquired from Denver, said he was left wanting more, but feels the first-team offense is improving with an eye on Week 1 at Philadelphia.

"I thought we did some good things," Keenum said. "There's always going to be some plays I want back, and there's a few plays that I definitely want back. But I thought we did well."

Keenum, Haskins and longtime backup Colt McCoy are competing to be the Redskins' Week 1 starter. McCoy has yet to play in the preseason while he deals with lingering pain from a broken leg last year.

After already passing Jeff Driskell on Cincinnati's depth chart, Finley again showed why he's now the favorite to back up Andy Dalton. The fourth-round pick out of N.C. State completed his first nine passes and was 20 of 26 for 150 yards with two TD passes.

"He was very cool and calm, and we've got a lot of confidence with him in there," first-year Bengals coach Zac Taylor said.

DALTON'S DAY

Dalton was 5 of 9 for 36 yards and an interception in three series before giving way to Finley. Redskins defensive lineman Daron Payne tipped Dalton's third-down pass in the red zone, and safety Montae Nicholson picked it off and returned it 96 yards for a touchdown.

"If the ball didn't get tipped, it was going to be a touchdown," Dalton said. "Unfortunately it just went the other way with it. That's one of those things - balls don't find the ground very much when they get tipped. It was exactly how you draw it up. We had a great play call, and unfortunately it got tipped."

FLAG PARTY

The first six plays of the game featured seven flags, and the penalty parade continued all night. The Bengals and Redskins combined for 22 penalties that added up to 195 yards.

"Still the penalties, man," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "It's the same old theme. It's something we've got to get cleaned up."

PUNT RETURN FIREWORKS

Bengals receiver Alex Erickson returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. It's the second consecutive week the Redskins allowed a punt return TD as they get accustomed to new special teams coach Nate Kaczor.

INJURIES

Bengals: WR John Ross remained out with a hamstring injury. ... WR A.J. Green is expected to miss the start of the season following ankle surgery.

Redskins: Tim Settle left the game with a knee injury, though Gruden expects the defensive lineman to be OK. ... RT Morgan Moses left with a hamstring injury. ... Rookie LB Cole Holcomb (shoulder) and WR Terry McLaurin (tailbone) did not play. ... RB Shaun Wilson injured his left ankle on Erickson's punt return and had to be carted off.

UP NEXT

Bengals: Host the New York Giants in each team's third preseason game Aug. 22.

Redskins: Hope to get McCoy some action when they visit the Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 22.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bengals Redskins
11:43 Montae Nicholson 96 yd interception return (missed kick) 0 6

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bengals Redskins
10:10 Drew Sample 5 yd pass from Ryan Finley (missed kick) 6 6
01:51 Robert Davis 55 yd pass from Dwayne Haskins Jr. (Dustin Hopkins kick) 6 13

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bengals Redskins
03:11 Auden Tate 3 yd pass from Ryan Finley (Tristan Vizcaino kick) 13 13

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bengals Redskins
08:09 Tristan Vizcaino 57 yd FG 16 13
06:18 Alex Erickson 75 yd punt return (Tristan Vizcaino kick) 23 13

Team Stats
  Cincinnati Washington
1st Downs 19 8
Total Yards 335 212
Passing 243 153
Passing Completions/Attempts 30-43 12-23
Yards/Pass 5.7 5.7
Rushing 92 59
Rushing Attempts 24 18
Yards/Rush 3.8 3.3
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Possession 36:36 23:24

Cincinnati Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Ryan Finley 20 26 150 5.8 2 0
Jeff Driskel 5 8 57 7.1 0 0
Andy Dalton 5 9 36 4.0 0 1

Washington Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Dwayne Haskins Jr. 7 14 114 8.1 1 0
Case Keenum 3 7 52 7.4 0 0
Jalan McClendon 2 2 12 6.0 0 0

Cincinnati Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jordan Ellis 15 52 3.5 0 7
Jeff Driskel 2 17 8.5 0 13
Quinton Flowers 3 13 4.3 0 9
Trayveon Williams 2 4 2.0 0 2
Giovani Bernard 1 3 3.0 0 3
Joe Mixon 1 3 3.0 0 3

Washington Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Adrian Peterson 4 31 7.8 0 26
Craig Reynolds 5 25 5.0 0 12
Dwayne Haskins Jr. 1 6 6.0 0 6
Byron Marshall 1 2 2.0 0 2
Samaje Perine 5 1 0.2 0 2
Chris Thompson 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1
Steven Sims Jr. 1 -5 -5.0 0 -5

Cincinnati Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Damion Willis 5 59 11.8 0 19
Cody Core 2 30 15.0 0 16
Stanley Morgan 2 21 10.5 0 15
Jordan Ellis 5 19 3.8 0 9
Mason Schreck 1 18 18.0 0 18
Auden Tate 4 16 4.0 1 7
Ventell Bryant 1 16 16.0 0 16
Alex Erickson 3 15 5.0 0 12
Drew Sample 2 15 7.5 1 10
Josh Malone 1 13 13.0 0 13
Trayveon Williams 1 8 8.0 0 8
Tyler Boyd 1 8 8.0 0 8
Quinton Flowers 1 4 4.0 0 4
C.J. Uzomah 1 1 1.0 0 1

Washington Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Robert Davis 1 55 55.0 1 55
Vernon Davis 2 43 21.5 0 26
Steven Sims Jr. 1 16 16.0 0 16
J.P. Holtz 1 15 15.0 0 15
Jehu Chesson 1 14 14.0 0 14
Jeremy Sprinkle 2 13 6.5 0 9
Byron Marshall 1 11 11.0 0 11
Shaun Wilson 1 6 6.0 0 6
Darvin Kidsy Jr. 2 5 2.5 0 7

Cincinnati Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Jordan Evans 3 0 0 0
Jordan Brown 2 0 0 0
Demetrious Cox 2 0 0 0
Germaine Pratt 2 1 0 0
Shawn Williams 2 0 0 0
Immanuel Turner 1 0 1 11
Kerry Wynn 1 2 1 8
Deshaun Davis 1 0 1 6
Jordan Willis 1 0 1 0
Andrew Brown 1 0 0 0
Anthony Chesley 1 0 0 0
Noah Dawkins 1 0 0 0
Carlos Dunlap 1 0 0 0
Davontae Harris 1 0 0 0
Trayvon Henderson 1 0 0 0
Sam Hubbard 1 0 0 0
Malik Jefferson 1 1 0 0
Tyree Kinnel 1 0 0 0
Tony McRae 1 1 0 0
Hardy Nickerson 1 0 0 0
Darius Phillips 1 0 0 0
Josh Tupou 1 1 0 0
Brandon Wilson 1 0 0 0
Renell Wren 1 0 0 0
Jessie Bates III 0 1 0 0
Tony Lippett 0 1 0 0
Mason Schreck 0 0 0 0

Washington Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Jimmy Moreland 5 0 0 0
Troy Apke 4 1 0 0
B.J. Blunt 4 1 0 0
Marquis Flowers 4 1 0 0
Josh Harvey-Clemons 4 3 0 0
Jeremy Reaves 4 0 0 0
JoJo McIntosh 3 0 0 0
Jon Bostic 2 1 0 0
Landon Collins 2 0 0 0
Deion Harris 2 0 0 0
Ashton Lampkin 2 0 0 0
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 2 1 0 0
Greg Stroman 2 0 0 0
Jonathan Allen 1 2 0 0
Ryan Bee 1 1 0 0
Deshazor Everett 1 0 0 0
Cassanova McKinzy 1 1 0 0
Josh Norman 1 0 0 0
Marcus Smith 1 0 0 0
Robert Davis 0 0 0 0
J.P. Holtz 0 0 0 0
Myles Humphrey 0 0 0 0
Montae Nicholson 0 0 0 0
Da'Ron Payne 0 2 0 0
Cam Sims 0 0 0 0
Montez Sweat 0 1 0 0

Cincinnati Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Washington Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Montae Nicholson 1 96 1

Cincinnati Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Darius Phillips 3 88 29.3 0 34

Washington Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Craig Reynolds 1 29 29.0 0 29
Byron Marshall 1 17 17.0 0 17

Cincinnati Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Alex Erickson 5 113 22.6 1 75

Washington Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Shaun Wilson 2 37 18.5 0 27

Cincinnati Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Tristan Vizcaino 1 2 50.0 57

Washington Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Dustin Hopkins 0 1 0.0

Cincinnati Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Kevin Huber 6 245 48

Washington Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Tress Way 7 372 69