NFL Week 3: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Redskins Preview & Predictions

Michael SchotteyNFL National Lead WriterSeptember 17, 2012

The Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins both enter Week 3 at 1-1 and are looking for a big win to keep their seasons moving in the right direction.

The Bengals weren't able to slow down the Baltimore Ravens' no-huddle in Week 1, but a favorable Cleveland Browns matchup in Week 2 allowed them to bring their record back to .500. Robert Griffin III isn't Brandon Weeden, however, and the Cincinnati defense should have their hands full. On top of that, the Redskins' defense stymied Drew Brees, so Andy Dalton will need to be at his best.

The Redskins absolutely shocked the NFL landscape in Week 1 by taking down the New Orleans Saints and were a stupid penalty by Josh Morgan away from a 2-0 start. This is a young, but talented team that is probably a year away from real success in the NFC East, but matches up well with the Bengals in this game. If the Mike Shanahan rushing attack gets rolling early, the Bengals won't have much of a chance.

So, who will win this Week 3 matchup? Comment below and let us know!