HOUSTON, November 3, 2013 — Earlier today the Redskins walked away with an overtime victory, 30-24, against the San Diego Chargers. This was a much needed victory for the Skins as they entered the game with a record of 2-5.
Alfred Morris continues to do well on the ground as he rushed for 121 yards this week. Pierre Garcon was arguably the best player on the field and was utilized more today than in previous games, as he made seven catches for a total of 172 yards. Robert Griffin III threw for 291 yards but had one interception in the first quarter which was run back for a Chargers touchdown by lineman Sean Lissemore.
For the rest of the game, RG3 played with a devil may care attitude. He took numerous hits and kept performing. Although some of his throws were not necessarily pretty, Pierre Garcon was able to make them work, sometimes catching seemingly impossible receptions.
Ten of Washington’s points came after Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw two interceptions. This paired with odd play calling decisions cost the Charges the game. In the 4th quarter with under a minute left, the Chargers had time for three plays, with only a foot needed to move the ball into the end zone. They first tried to utilize Danny Woodhead but he was stopped with no gain on the field. Rivers then passed the ball twice, both to no avail, even though they had a timeout remaining. The Chargers were then successful with a field goal to tie the game, only to lose the overtime coin toss allowing the Redskins to seize a victory thanks for a touchdown by fullback Darrel Young.
Darrel Young entered this game with only two carries this entire season, and ended up with a total of three touchdowns including the one to clinch the game in overtime.
Now with a 3-5 record the Redskins are tied for second place with the Philadelphia Eagles in a struggling NFC East. The Redskins will go to Minnesota next week to take on the Vikings.
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