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SEE IT: Young's fumble return for TD resembled one of Taylor's

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Washington Football fans have grown accustomed to their superstar defensive players returning fumbles for touchdowns. 

One of Sean Taylor's best plays with Washington was his fumble return for a touchdown against the Eagles to clinch a playoff spot, and Chase Young scooped and scored in almost the same way Sunday against the 49ers. 

In a side-by-side video, it's hard not to draw comparisons between the two highlight plays.

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Young finished the game with a sack, a forced fumble and a touchdown, becoming the first rookie to get all three in one game since 1982. He's the first rookie to do it in Washington franchise history. 

Young's touchdown didn't exactly clinch a playoff spot, it just moved Washington closer to one. With a fourth consecutive win, Washington improved to 6-7 and moved into first place in the NFC East. They hold a one-game lead over the Giants in the division and control their own destiny with three games to go. 

Meanwhile, Young is leading a defensive unit that's become one of the best in the NFL. Over their four-game winning streak, Washington's defense is allowing just 14.3 points and 293.5 yards per game.