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The highlight reel from rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin continues to grow.

Late in the fourth quarter with the Redskins threatening, McLaurin ran an inside post route towards the center of the end zone. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who played much of Sunday's contest with a sprained ankle, threw a dart to McLaurin, but the pass was slightly behind him.

What McLaurin did next was incredible. The rookie rose up, stuck his left arm back and hauled in Haskins' pass with one hand for a 13-yard touchdown.

"That was a play we've been working on all week, and we got the look," McLaurin told NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay after the game. "I got pressed and I was anticipating off [coverage], but I knew in that situation I was going to get the ball. So I just wanted to widen the hole for Dwayne. As soon as I hit my outside foot, he threw it, which is great timing. I stuck my hand out there and [the ball] stuck to it, so that's my first one-handed catch in my career."

The touchdown was McLaurin's sixth of the season, and the first from Haskins, his fellow rookie and former Ohio State teammate. 

"[Haskins] threw it pretty fast. I didn't expect it as soon as my foot hit the post, but it was great timing on his part," McLaurin said. "At the same time, I just wanted to give him a clean window, because the safety is sitting right there. That's a small window to hit and he gave me a chance. I just wanted to finish it."

 

McLaurin finished with four receptions, 57 yards, and the touchdown. His touchdown trimmed the Packers lead to just five with just over a minute remaining in the game.

The Redskins failed to convert the ensuing two-point conversion, and the Packers easily recovered the Redskins onside kick attempt. With the Redskins out of timeouts, Aaron Rodgers was able to take a pair of snaps from victory formation to seal the Packers 20-15 win.

The loss officially eliminated Washington from playoff contention, but Redskins fans should be encouraged with what they saw from McLaurin, as well as Haskins' toughness playing through injury.

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