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Trent Williams’ injury put a strain on Redskins’ offensive line
Cincinnati was forced to punt, but Washington’s final drive started at its own 2-yard line and did not prove successful.
Onside kick fails
After Griffin led a touchdown drive to cut the deficit to seven with just more than three minutes left, the Redskins tried an onside kick. Washington thought it had recovered when Niles Paul came up with the ball, but one referee threw a flag.
“I took my steps, jumped and thought I was good,” Paul said.
Cincinnati was forced to punt, but Washington’s final drive started at the 2-yard line and did not prove successful.
Jackson steps up
Brian Orakpo’s absence was sure to affect the Redskins‘ defense, as his pass-rushing talent is taken away. But Rob Jackson, who started in place of Orakpo, made some plays early Sunday to show he was worthy of the promotion.
“That’s what guys got to do. Everybody gets hurt in the National Football League,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “People have to step up and make plays, and I thought that Rob took advantage of some opportunities out there and looked pretty good at times.”
“I saw the back coming out fast. There was pressure from Ryan and, I believe, [linebacker London Fletcher],” Jackson said. “I knew the ball had to come out quick, so I just squeezed a little bit tighter to the running back and he threw me one.”
• Cornerbacks Cedric Griffin and Crezdon Butler suffered hamstring injuries Sunday. Shanahan had no further updates on either injury.
• Receiver Leonard Hankerson, who left on the game’s final drive, was OK, Shanahan said.
• When Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis fumbled in the third quarter, it was the first of his career on his 590th carry.
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