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The D.C. Do-Over

September 17, 2021 The D.C. Do-Over

By: Carlos Alvarez

Washington Takes Down New York (30-29) on Game-Winning Field Goal After Penalty Gives Kicker Second Chance

From heartbreak to celebration! The NFC East battle on Thursday night was an absolute roller-coaster between the Washington Football Team and the New York Giants. A back-and-forth night trickled into the 4th quarter before Washington won a wild finish. Fill-in quarterback Taylor Heinicke seemingly coughed away the game with an interception inside three minutes, but Washington got the ball back in time to set up a game-winning field goal attempt.

 

The D.C. Do-Over

After Dustin Hopkins pushed his game-winning, 48-yard field goal attempt wide right, an offsides penalty on the Giants gave him another chance. From 43 yards, he delivered. Washington wins it at the horn (30-29).

 

QB Taylor Heinicke (34/46, 336 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT)

After QB Ryan Fitzpatrick went down with a hip injury last week, Heinicke stepped in get Washington its first win of the season. He did throw the costly interception down the stretch on a wild play, but he led the final drive to set up the game-winning kick.

 

Other Top Performers

QB D. Jones (NYG): 22/32, 249 yards, 1 TD

QB D. Jones (NYG): 9 rush, 95 yards, 1 TD

WR T. McLaurin (WFT): 11 rec. 107 yards, 1 TD

 

Watch: Washington-Giants TNF Highlights

 

Additional Storylines

B/R: Giants’ Unresolved Fatal Flaws Continue to be New York’s Downfall

Yahoo! Sports: Giants’ Mistakes, Including Last Second Offsides, Allow Washington to Steal a Win

 

Photo: Rob Carr / Getty Images