The win left the Redskins' record to 4-3-1.
Next: Washington will have a bye week, and then play the Minnesota Vikings at home on November 13.
Washington's Kirk Cousins couldn't make anything of the Redskins' ensuing possession, however, coming up short on a final Hail Mary pass. For a whole half, the Bengals just were completely outplayed, and then came in the second half and showed the world a team that has what it takes. Zampese previously was Andy Dalton's quarterbacks coach so there's plenty of familiarity there, but with tight end Tyler Eifert back, Zampese might open things up in the second half. Hopkins nailed one field goal but missed two more, and Cincinnati hung around. Poor tackling, drive-extending penalties and blown coverages have marred a unit that was one of the best in the league last season. That sent it to overtime.
But what can the Redskins truly accomplish during this bye week, other than give players a chance to get off their feet and heal?
The 2015 Bengals were good enough to win the Super Bowl, but that might be as good as they'll ever be with the current regime.
That set up a wild overtime period. Dustin Hopkins missed two field goals for the Redskins, and Mike Nugent failed to convert one field goal and one extra point for the Bengals.
In a tightly contested game throughout, the Redskins offense controlled most of the game.
Instead of fulfilling the promise they displayed during last year's run to the division title, the Redskins have staged a maddening dance through the first half of the 2016 season, taking two steps forward and two steps back. Dalton, refusing to be discouraged by Norman's exceptional coverage, started to sling the ball Green's way. Safety George Iloka picked off the overthrown pass intended for DeSean Jackson at the 14-yard line.
OT Morgan Moses left the game in overtime with an ankle injury. It was the first National Football League rushing touchdown for Kelley, an undrafted rookie from Tulane starting in place of an injured Matt Jones.
With New England looking like they'll run away with the AFC, Cincinnati might just have missed their window to be great.
If Reed stays healthy and Crowder continues to blossom, the Redskins' passing game has a bright future. They faced third and seven and Andy Dalton went to Tyler boys for eight. Dalton also tossed a costly interception early in the fourth quarter with the Bengals driving deep into Washington territory.
Three plays later, Cousins found Reed along the sideline. Tight end Vernon Davis hauled in five receptions for 93 yards.
An unsuccessful decision to go for it on fourth-and-one from the 18-yard line, and a defensive stop from Cincinnati on their two-yard line, were just two examples of opportunities squandered by Jay Gruden's team. But Oakland knocked off Tampa Bay with 1:45 remaining in overtime by avoiding a field goal try and throwing for the winning points.
Giovani Bernard carried the ball for seven yards into the endzone to level the scores at seven.
Emphasis on yards after catch in the wake of the missed tackles.
The Redskins were penalized 15 times for 106 yards.
"It's kind of tough", said second-year wide receiver Jamison Crowder.
But it wasn't a good look for Wyllie, who has intervened with a non-English post-game interview before, pushing away Washington quarterback Colt McCoy while John Sutcliffe of ESPN Deportes tried to interview him after a 2014 game.
Drive summary: The Bengals put together a quick drive of their own. Brady hit on 22 of 33 attempts for 315 yards and four scores. Nugent's kick made it 20-10 with 5:15 left in the third quarter. Either way, the Redskins rush defense needs to be fixed. But the drive stalled there and Hopkins booted the 40-yard field go to tie it up.