With some offensive adjustments to start the second half, the Redskins scored 17 unanswered points. Wide receiver Brandon Banks saw his role increase as part of an option attack that tied to score at 24-24.
A couple of key decisions early in the fourth quarter started things tumbling badly. The Redskins punted at the Cincinnati 44 on fourth-and-1 instead of going for it. Then, on the punt, the ball bounced at the goal line, and coach Mike Shanahan’s decision to challenge cost the Redskins their final timeout.
Griffin finished with 221 yards passing and a touchdown, and he also led the team in rushing with 85 yards and a score.
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