What started as a defensive dominated first half ended up being a game decided by the offenses in the second half, as the Washington Redskins defeated the San Diego Chargers in over time. Redskins fullback Darrell Young scored three touchdowns on the day, including the final one in OT.
The Redskins also managed to get a great game from wide receiver Pierre Garcon, as he was nearly unstoppable. Garcon had 172 yards receiving, made several tough catches over the middle, and a few highlight reel catches as well. Quarterback Robert Griffin III was accurate with the ball and passed for 291 yards, and one pick on a tipped pass.
Chargers QB Philip Rivers passed for 341 yards, but had two interceptions. He found rookie wide receiver Kennan Allen open often, but it wasn’t enough to win. However, it seemed as though they did win at the end of the fourth quarter, as running back Danny Woodhead caught a short pass from Rivers and dove for the pylon.
It was initially ruled a touchdown, but upon review, the play was reversed. The Redskins managed to force the Chargers to fourth down on the one yard line, where they tied the game 24-24 on a short Nick Novak field goal. The game then went into overtime. And that’s where the Redskins finally took control of the game.
Leaning on running back Alfred Morris who rushed for 121 yards, the Redskins pounded the ball on the Chargers. RGIII then used play-action in converting thirds down on passes to Garcon and tight end Jordan Reed. Then on third down on the 4 yard line, Darrel Young took it in for the winning TD, giving Washington the 30-24 win.