Heinicke trims Bills' lead on incredible diving touchdown run


In January, Taylor Heinicke first became beloved in Washington after he scored on an incredible diving touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the team's near Wild Card upset over the eventual Super Bowl champion Buccaneers.

On Sunday, Heinicke -- now Washington's starting quarterback -- did something quite similar. 

With Washington down 14 in the second quarter, Heinicke and Washington's offense found themselves in the red zone following an incredible kickoff recovery from Dustin Hopkins. On second-and-goal from Buffalo's four-yard line, Heinicke dropped back and felt pressure from his left. The 28-year-old rolled to his right and took off running before diving for the right pylon of the end zone.

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Heinicke's incredible dive trimmed Buffalo's lead to just seven points, a margin that was just 21 points just minutes prior. The four-yard touchdown was also Heinicke's first regular season rushing touchdown of his career. 

Early in the second quarter, Washington appeared on the verge of getting blown out. After Heinicke's rushing touchdown and a 73-yard catch-and-run score by Antonio Gibson earlier in the quarter, Washington quickly made it a game once again.