The Washington Redskins got production Sunday out of outside linebackers Rob Jackson and Chris Wilson, who shared playing time in place of injured Brian Orakpo.
Wilson had a half-sack, sharing it with Ryan Kerrigan.
Jackson made an even bigger impact, scoring a first-quarter touchdown when he intercepted a screen pass in the end zone. Kerrigan hit Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton as he released a throw intended for running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. The ball went to Jackson, who made a tumbling catch.
“It was great,” Jackson said. “My first touchdown, it felt good. I’ll keep the ball. I’ll put it up somewhere. …It happened pretty quick. I just reacted.”
It was the second straight game in which the Redskins scored an early touchdown on defense but lost anyway.
“Maybe we should stop scoring on defense,” said cornerback Josh Wilson, who had a touchdown on a fumble recovery last week in the Redskins’ loss at St. Louis.