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62 degrees and clear
Key Coaching Decision #1: (WAS ball, tied 3-3 / second-and-19, WAS 9 / 0:31 Q2)
Key Coaching Decision #2: (WAS ball, tied 3-3 / third-and-19, WAS 9 / 0:28 Q2)
• Washington was a disaster at the end of the first half. They had Jacksonville pinned back and forced the Jaguars to punt with 0:52 seconds left from their own 10-yard line. Washington wide receiver Maurice Harris muffed the punt but managed to recover on the Redskins 18-yard line. The Jaguars have all three of their timeouts, and use two of them at the start of Washington’s possession. They don’t have to use a third because Maurice Harris runs out of bounds on a completed pass from Josh Johnson. The Redskins now are forced to punt. Jaguars’ returner Dede Westbrook returns the punt 74 yards for a touchdown. Somehow the Redskins survived the disastrous end and loss of momentum to win the game.
• Washington ended a four-game losing streak and is still alive in the NFC playoff race.
• Redskins QB Josh Johnson started for the first time in seven years. He was 16-of-25 for 151 yards and a touchdown pass as well as gaining 49 yards rushing. He was excellent on third down, especially down the stretch (including two big third-and-long conversions late on the game winning drive in the fourth quarter) with his legs and with his arm.
• Jacksonville has lost nine of its last 10 games.
• The Jaguars gained only 192 yards on offense. Jaguars QB Cody Kessler was sacked six times and was held to only 57 yards passing. He was, however, the team’s leading rusher with 68 yards.