The Redskins won a game. Repeat: The Redskins won a game. It was actually quite exciting and at times frustrating but in the end it gives Washington a second win on the season and their first victory since Week 6.
The Redskins both tied the Lions and took the lead in the fourth quarter, and it wouldn't have happened without a Quinton Dunbar interception under two minutes to go.
Once the Redskins had the ball back, rookie QB Dwayne Haskins engineered a six-play, 33-yard drive that culminated with a big third-down conversion on a pass to Terry McLaurin.
At that point, with the ball on 21-yard-line, Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan sent out kicker Dustin Hopkins to win the game. The kick sailed through the uprights and the Redskins won the game.
- Despite the comeback, Haskins had an uneven performance. He completed 13 passes on 29 attempts but also had a fumble and an interception. In the first half, Haskins missed a wide-open Terry McLaurin at the goal line for a touchdown, and for most of the day, his accuracy was an issue. If the 2019 season is about Haskins' progression, it's hard to know how much he's progressing. Before a late fourth-quarter drive, Haskins was 7 of 20.
- Steven Sims made the play of the day with a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Sims has speed and great vision in the open field, but what made the play even more memorable was that he didn't catch the ball cleanly. Sims dropped it, picked it back up, and then was off to the races.
- Defensively the Redskins created three turnovers. Fabian Moreau grabbed his first interception of the year and rookie linebacker Cole Holcomb forced a fumble. Quinton Dunbar had a huge interception late in the game that gave the Redskins the chance at the win. That's Dunbar's third INT of the year.
- Terry McLaurin continued his impressive play, even though Haskins missed him on multiple deep throws. Kelvin Harmon made a ridiculous one-handed catch in the first half that will make all the highlight reels.
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