Brian Johnson’s boot allows Washington to beat Las Vegas
Brian Johnson kicked a 48-yard field goal with 37 seconds left and the Washington Football Team escaped with a 17-15 victory against the host Las Vegas Raiders, winning their fourth game in a row Sunday.
Washington (6-6) led most of the game but needed a final scoring drive to pull off its third road win of the season. The Raiders never reached Washington territory on their last chance.
Daniel Carlson’s 37-yard field goal with 2:22 left gave the Raiders (6-6) the lead for the first time in the game.
Taylor Heinicke was 23-for-30 passing for 196 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for Washington. He completed four of five attempts for 37 yards on the final drive.
Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr threw for 249 yards by completing 28 of 38 passes.
The Raiders struggled most of the game to move the ball, but ended up with 310 yards of total offense compared to Washington’s 298.
Nate Hobbs intercepted Heinicke to set up the Raiders for their go-ahead field goal. Hobbs’ pick was the game’s lone turnover and it set up Las Vegas at its own 39-yard line with 6:49 remaining.
The Raiders moved 43 yards in eight plays before their last field goal. Earlier, Carlson was good from 52 and 38 yards. His first boot came with nine seconds left in the first half.
Leading 7-6, Washington extended its margin with a nine-play drive covering 75 yards lasting almost 6 1/2 minutes. Antonio Gibson scored on a 4-yard pass from Heinicke.
The Raiders responded less than three minutes later when Josh Jacobs ran in from 1 yard out. A two-point conversion attempt failed, leaving Washington with a 14-12 lead.
Washington led early by scoring on the game’s opening possession. That was capped by Heinicke’s 7-yard pass to Logan Thomas.
But Washington punted to end its three other possessions of the first half. The Raiders also punted three times in the half.
Gibson finished with 88 rushing yards on 23 carries.
–Field Level Media