Powered by 166 yards from Alex Smith, and a total team offensive output of 325 yards, the Washington Football Team topped the Cincinnati Bengals in a gritty 20-9 victory, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 in FedEx Field in Washington. The Football Team rushing game contributed to this win with 164 yards and one rushing touchdown, to support a 166 yards, one touchdown effort by Alex Smith.
Smith ended the game with 166 yards passing, to go along with one touchdown, one interception, and completing 17 of 25 passes. This performance led to a 83.10 passer rating for Smith.
The Football Team deployed a rushing game led by J.D. McKissic and Antonio Gibson. For the game, McKissic carried the ball six times and rushed for 43 yards, leading to no touchdowns. Gibson supplemented by carrying the ball 16 times for a total of 94 yards. In the passing game, the Football Team’ top receivers were Terry McLaurin and Cam Sims. McLaurin caught five passes for a total of 84 yards, while Sims contributed with 20 yards from two passes.
The Football Team’ defense contributed to the win with four sacks, one forced fumble, two tackles for loss, and scored zero defensive touchdowns.
In a losing effort for the Bengals, Joe Burrow attempted 25 passes and completed 22 of them. This performance resulted in 203 yards, zero interceptions, one touchdown and a passer rating of 90.70 for the game.
The rushing game for the Bengals was led by Giovani Bernard and Samaje Perine. For the game, Bernard rushed for 18 yards from carrying the football nine times. Meanwhile Perine carried the ball 5 times for a total of 19 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Bengals included Tyler Boyd and A.J. Green. Boyd caught nine passes for a total of 85 yards, while Green contributed with 41 yards from four passes.
Although their team lost the game, the Bengals defense ended the game with two sacks, and one tackle for loss, to go along with one forced fumble.
The Football Team walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 3-7. The Bengals on the other hand, dropped to 2-7 for the season.