- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 30, 2012


1 - The Buccaneers controlled possession in the early going but had only a 50-yard field goal by Connor Barth to show for it. Washington responded with a 75-yard drive that culminated in a wacky touchdown at the end of the quarter. RG3 kept the ball up the middle, was clobbered at the goal line and fumbled the ball into the end zone. Pierre Garcon recovered it to give Washington a 7-3 lead.

2 - After Billy Cundiff shanked a 41-yard field goal, the heavily criticized Redskins secondary came up huge with a DeAngelo Hall interception. RG3 turned the pick into points with his fourth rushing touchdown of the season and Alfred Morris broke off a 39-yard scoring run two minutes later to increase the Redskins’ lead to 21-3. Barth hit another field goal, this one from 57 yards, to make it 21-6 at half.

Play of the game: Redskins kicker Billy Cundiff missed field goals of 57, 41 and 31 yards during the game, but none of it mattered after his fourth attempt sailed through the uprights. Cundiff’s 41-yarder with 3 seconds left sealed the Redskins’ comeback victory.

3 - The Redskins failed to reach the red zone in the third quarter and Tampa Bay took advantage. Josh Freeman found Mike Williams for a 65-yard catch-and-run down the right sideline and capped the drive with a touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson.

4 - The Redskins’ offense stalled and Freeman continued to gash their secondary, this time with a 54-yard bomb to Jackson. The Buccaneers then scored on a short run but missed a two-point conversion attempt that would have tied the game. They took the lead two possessions later, however, with a third Barth field goal. Fortunately for Washington, RG3 calmly led the team into field goal range and Cundiff was able to overcome his early jitters and win it from 41 yards out with 3 seconds remaining.

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