What a rollercoaster. If you didn’t have high blood pressure at the beginning of the game, you sure did by the end. The Washington Football Team defeated the Giants 30-29 to get their first win of the season, after Dustin Hopkins hit a 43-yard field goal with no time left. So how did we get here?
Well for one, Washington’s defense didn’t come out to play and let Daniel Jones live up to his Danny Dimes nickname.
But luck and for Taylor Heinicke, destiny was definitely on their side tonight. The Giants left two touchdowns on the field, with a 58-yard touchdown run from Daniel Jones called back for holding, and a wide-open drop by Darius Slayton in the end zone on a blown coverage.
But wait, there’s more in this crazy Washington Football Team win.
And I haven’t even gotten to the good stuff yet. With Washington holding a 27-26 lead with 2:22 left in the game, Heinicke threw an untimely interception at the Football Team’s 25-yard line, his first real mistake of the game. However, this time, Washington’s defense was able to get a stop and hold the Giants to a field goal.
With exactly two minutes left in the game, Heinicke had the chance to atone his mistakes and see his legend grow among Washington fans, and he did just that, with a little help from the Giants’ special teams. After driving the offense down to the Giants 30-yard line, Dustin Hopkins came in to attempt a 48-yard game-winning kick. He missed and for a moment, it seemed like Heincke’s breakout performance would be all for naught. But Dexter Lawrence had gone offsides, giving Washington another chance for the win. This time, Hopkins was able to knock in the 43-yarder and the Football Team exited with the walkout victory.