The Redskins and Jaguars finished off the 2015 preseason with a game that was at times ragged and at times entertaining. The final score of Jacksonville 17, Washington 16 will soon be forgotten as the Redskins begin the process of cutting the roster to 53 by Saturday afternoon and preparing for their September 13 season opener against the Dolphins.
Key Moments: After an ugly start with neither team able to get much going offensively, the Redskins got on the board with a seven-play touchdown drive. An 18-yard pass from McCoy to Colin Lockett got things going. Rashad Ross capped the drive by taking a pass from McCoy and spinning and fighting his way through defenders to complete a 19-yard touchdown play to give the Redskins a 7-0 first-quarter lead.
In the fourth quarter after Jacksonville had taken a 14-10 lead, the Redskins embarked on a 16-play, 80-yard touchdown drive. Washington had to overcome an interception that was nullified by penalty and five third downs along the way. They got into the end zone on a one-yard touchdown plunge by Mack Brown. He was originally called down short of the goal line but Jay Gruden challenged and after review the Redskins were awarded the touchdown. A two-point conversion attempt failed and Washington led 16-14.
After the Jaguars answered with a field goal to take a 17-16 lead, McCoy led a drive that got the Redskins just past midfield. But three incomplete passes, including one on fourth down, ended the drive.
Game Recap: After Ross’ touchdown catch, the Jaguars countered on their next possession with a 40-yard touchdown run by rookie Corey Grant to tie it up a 7-7.
A 17-yard pass from McCoy to Ross was the big play in a 12-play, 73-yard drive that led to a 25-yard Kai Forbath field goal. That put the Redskins up 10-7.
It stayed that way until the third quarter when the Jaguars scored on a five-yard pass from Stephen Morris to Bryan Walters. Someone in the secondary blew the coverage, leaving Walters wide open for the score.
After the Brown touchdown run, Jacksonville drove to a 47-yard Jason Myers field goal and the Jaguars regained the lead at 17-16.
Players of the Game: On offense, WR Rashad Ross made his final case to make the 53-man roster a good one. He caught 10 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown. His spinning, battling run to finish off a 19-yard touchdown pass from McCoy.
Defensively, LB Jackson Jeffcoat, also on the roster bubble, had three tackles including a sack and two tackles for losses.
Injury Update: RB Trey Williams left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury. OL Josh LeRibeus left the game with a calf injury.
From the Locker Room: Check back later for later for notes and quotes from the Redskins locker room.
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