WR Mohamed Sanu scores first NFL touchdown against Giants

11/12/12 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver Mohamed Sanu set a career-game against the New York Giants and recorded his first NFL touchdown, when the Bengals still had questions regarding their No.2 receiver spot with Brian Leonard out due to rib injury. Mohamed Sanu was the Cincinnati Bengals’ second-leading receiver in the 31-13 win over the New York Giants.
The 23-year-old Mohamed Sau had four receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown after Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton came back to him six-times in the game.
With 3:14 remaining in the first quarter, Andy Dalton took the snap form Trevor Robinson at third and two from the Cincinnati Bengals’ 49-yard line and found Mohamed Sanu off to the left, while Jermaine Gresham, Andre Smith and Kevin Zeitler break down to the inside.
Initially Mohamed Sanu followed guard Clint Boling down the field with New York Giants guard Michael Boley tailing him. But after New York Giants defensive back Stevie Brown covered the gap, Mohamed Sanu changed course and rushed past Kevin Zeitler as well as Andre Smith for a three-yard gain and first down for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Then in the second quarter, Mohamed Sanu took a 12-yard reception from Andy Dalton and converted it into a third-and-eight. Mohamed Sanu effectively blocked his defender, New York Giants defensive back Prince Amukamara, and grabbed his first reception of the game.
On the same drive, with the Cincinnati Bengals fourth down and two yards to go on the New York Giants’ 13-yard line, Andy Dalton took a shotgun snap near the end of the first half. He again found Mohamed Sanu, who produced a 15-yard gain on the play and the first down.
Towards the end of the third quarter, Mohamed Snnu converted a third and four for a touchdown by blocking out Prince Amukamara in the endzone to facilitate the Cincinnati Bengals’ 31-6 lead.
All that accounts for one run, three third down and one fourth down conversion on four plays in the game.
The game provided the second touchdown Mohamed Sanu had anything to do with I his young NFL career after the former Rutger grad threw one to Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green who converted it into a 73-yarder against the Washington Redskins.
So far in the season, Mohamed Sanu has recorded nine receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown.
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