AP: “LANDOVER, Md.” It’s clear that Taylor Heinicke and Dustin Hopkins made the most of their second opportunities.
Washington Squeaked Out a Victory Over the New York Giants in the Waning Seconds.
Washington defeated New York 30-29 on Thursday night, ending the Giants’ five-game winning streak in the series with a field goal from 43 yards out on an untimed down.
After costing Washington the game with a late interception, Heinicke got another chance to shine. The 28-year-old quarterback’s first regular season start with Carolina occurred in 2018, and it was his second overall. While he gained some notoriety after being used by Washington in last year’s playoffs, the team ultimately fell to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Incredible,” Heinicke proclaimed. About two or three years ago, you made your debut in the state of North Carolina. My tricep was torn and I threw three interceptions; it was a horrible game and the last time I started was in 2016 (against Tampa Bay). Last year, they came into Tampa and played well, but they lost. …and take the field for the first time.”
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Injury
Due to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s injury, backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke got the start and ended up throwing for 336 yards and two scores.
With 2 minutes left, the Giants led 29-27 thanks to Graham Gano’s fifth field goal of the game, which was set up by his interception. The Redskins were able to get within field goal range again thanks to Heinicke.
He can toss the ball accurately and consistently. Coach Ron Rivera acknowledged the team’s observation of the phenomenon. “And he’s really self-assured.”
Hopkins’s initial game-winning attempt was blocked, but he was awarded a second chance after Dexter Lawrence was called for offside. The following try he attempted was successful, giving Washington (1-1) a shocking victory.
She’s Suffered a Heart Attack
If you know where Hopkins’ mother is, please let her know that someone is checking on her. It’s likely that she’s suffered a heart attack.
The Giants won thanks to a 249-yard passing performance from Daniel Jones (0-2). He also rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown.
Washington’s much-touted defence struggled throughout the whole of the game. After the Giants took a 26-20 lead early in the fourth quarter on one of their own drives, Washington responded quickly, as Heinicke scored on the Redskins’ next possession.
Washington took back the lead, 27-26, after Ricky Seals-Jones scored from 19 yards out after outjumping Adoree’ Jackson in the corner of the end zone.
After that, the Giants were forced to punt, but with Washington attempting to run out the clock, James Bradberry intercepted a pass from Heinicke to give the Giants the ball at the Redskins’ 20-yard line.
Heinicke got another chance after the Washington defence forced a field goal. The subsequent suspension of Lawrence provided Hopkins with an additional chance.
This is Going to be a Painful Lesson
Giants head coach Joe Judge stated. It’s not fair to blame Dexter for this.
Washington’s defence started off on the wrong foot again after having trouble containing Justin Herbert and the Chargers the previous Saturday. On its opening possession, New York drove 79 yards in 11 plays and took a 7-0 lead on a 6-yard run by Jones.
Jones burst loose for what appeared to be a 58-yard touchdown run after Washington tied it on Heinicke’s 11-yard scoring pass to Terry McLaurin. A holding penalty cut short the Giants’ chance for a touchdown, and they had to settle for a field goal instead.
McKissic’s 2-yard touchdown run with one minute left in the half gave Washington a 14-10 advantage.
Jones threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Darius Slayton in the third quarter, increasing New York’s lead to 20-14.
Several Opportunities Dispassed
The Washington Redskins were not punished for their worst defensive lapse. In the fourth quarter, with the Giants leading 23-20, Slayton was wide open behind the defensive line, but the pass he caught sailed harmlessly over his head.
The Giants will probably think about that play and the penalties on the game-winning field goal and Jones’s lengthy run during the long layoff before their next game.
It’s a challenging question. You fight and give it everything you’ve got, and in the end it all comes down to the small stuff,” said Sterling Shepard, a receiver with the New York Giants. When you see the flags go up and the first shot is missed, it’s not a good feeling.
The Giants were flagged 11 times for 81 yards in losses. Washington scored nine points on eighty, and some of those points came at a high price.
Once More, Perfect.
At this point, Gano’s streak of field goal makes (35) stands as the NFL’s current record. Three of his five field goals on Thursday came from 47, 52, and 55 yards.