Breeland intercepted Sanchez with 1:31 remaining, snagging a ball intended for wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and allowing the Redskins’ offense to traverse 50 yards for a go-ahead and game-winning field goal.
A 27-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t cure all that ails the franchise, but it did offer temporary relief — at least until next week.
Kai Forbath converted a 26-yard field goal in the waning seconds of Saturday’s game to put the Redskins ahead, while left tackle Trent Williams played through a nagging right shoulder injury.
Rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland’s interception leads to Kai Forbath’s go-ahead field goal, and Washington snaps a six-game losing streak by defeating Philadelphia.
Williams, the Redskins’ starting left tackle, was considered questionable to play in the game, while Robinson, the starting mike linebacker, was listed as doubtful and will miss his third consecutive game.
Five questions facing the Redskins as they host the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday:
L.J. Peak made two free throws with 7.5 seconds left to help Georgetown thwart Charlotte’s second-half rally and claim an 81-78 win Saturday.
Wall added 10 assists, and Nene scored his points off the bench as the Wizards broke a tie score in the final two minutes to top Miami, 105-103.
Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino.
Williams, the Redskins’ starting left tackle, was unable to practice on Wednesday but returned to practice, albeit in a limited fashion, on Thursday. Meriweather, the starting strong safety, was placed on injured reserve.
The previously-reported deal was announced Friday, shipping outfielder Steven Souza to Tampa Bay while bringing right-hander Joe Ross and a player to be named to Washington.
Burakovsky was a healthy scratch for the fifth time in six games on Thursday, when the Capitals defeated Columbus 5-4 in overtime. His playing time has dwindled significantly since the start of the season.