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Redskins Fall In The Final Seconds To The Chiefs

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In a game that went back and forth after Washington jumped out to an early lead, the Redskins fell to the Chiefs by a final of 29-20 at Arrowhead Stadium.


Fourth Quarter: Redskins 20, Chiefs 29The final framed opened up with a beautiful 20-yard reception off the dive from Josh Doctson, but a fumble on a failed toss to Samaje Perine set the Redskins back before Tress Way wad forced to come out and punt.

On the punt, Quinton Dunbar was removed from the game. With Norman also already sidelined, the Redskins looked to rookie Fabian Moreau opposite Bashaud Breeland at cornerback.

Kansas City would march all the way down to Washington's 14-yard line before the Chiefs' rookie kicker converted a 32-yard attempt with less than five minutes left in the quarter.

The ensuing Redskins drive would start with a first down reception by Terrelle Pryor Sr. before Chris Thompson tallied a two-yard gain.

On 3rd-and-8 from the Washington 43-yard line, Kirk Cousins would scramble to his right to pick up a new set of downs. The Redskins went back to Thompson on another first down run – which once again went for two yards – before Cousins once again picked up a first down with his legs before the two-minute warning.

On the first play after the break, Cousins once again tucked it and ran for an eight-yard gain before Thompson was stuffed on a second down carry. With a little more than a minute left in the frame, Cousins tried to hit Josh Doctson for a game-winning touchdown but the receiver didn't complete posession of the ball. 

Dustin Hopkins, however, would tie the game on a 40-yard attempt. 

With 47 seconds left in the quarter, Kansas City's offense got the ball back and would drive into Washington territory before the Redskins used their second timeout.

Harrison Butker came on for a 43-yard field goal, which he would make with four seconds left in the game.

Washington would try some magic on the final play of the game, but it would result in a fumble recovered for touchdown with no time left.

Third Quarter: Redskins 17, Chiefs 17With the opening of the second half, Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (rib) was downgraded to out while running back Rob Kelley's (ankle) return is doubtful.

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The Chiefs would take advantage of multiple Redskins penalties on the first drive of the third quarter, one that would end with an Alex Smith one-yard touchdown run. It looked like Washington was going to get off the field after a third down stop inside the five-yard line, but Preston Smith was called for offsides to give Kansas City one more chance to strike.

The Redskins responded quickly, though, driving 75 yards in just three plays before Ryan Grant scored his second touchdown of the season. On the first play of the drive, tight end Vernon Davis caught the ball before weaving in and out of the Chiefs' defense for a 69-yard gain. He is now 10th all-time in NFL history in receiving yards among tight ends.

On the defense's next outing, D.J. Swearinger and Ziggy Hood linked up for a sack, but the Chiefs would tie the game just before the end of the quarter on a made 26-yard field goal attempt by Kansas City rookie kicker Harrison Butker.

Second Quarter: Redskins 10, Chiefs 7The Chiefs looked primed to finally put points on the board early in the second quarter, even if it was just a field goal, but a sack by Matt Ioannidis on 3rd-and-7 from the 31-yard line pushed Kansas City out of scoring range.

After the Chiefs' punt went into the end zone for a touchback, the Redskins were able to get into Chiefs territory but were unable to extend their lead. On the drive, running back Rob Kelley was deemed questionable to return with an ankle injury while tackle Trent Williams is dealing with a knee injury. His return is also questionable.

On the Chiefs' next drive, the defense continued to hold strong. Cornerbacks Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland laid back-to-back big hits on Kansas City's skill players, but a flag on Breeland on a third down play that was originally an Alex Smith incompletion kept the drive alive. Despite the extra set of downs, Washington didn't allow Kansas City to sniff scoring range.

The offense's response would last just three plays, though, as Kansas City forced their first three-and-out on the night.

The Chiefs took advantage, scoring their first touchdown of the night on a Travis Kelce 17-yard reception. 

Washington would go into the two-minute offense after the touchdown.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins quickly completed a 13-yard pass to Ryan Grant, before going to Jordan Reed on back-to-back throws. 

On 3rd-and-3, though, Cousins was unable to locate the Pro Bowl tight end for a third time, as Tress Way came out to punt with 1:11 left in the half. 

Kansas City would move the chains off a 32-yard scramble by Smith and get into Washington territory with 25 seconds left in the frame. The quarterback would then complete another pass to Kelce that put the Chiefs into field goal territory. 

New kicker Harrison Butker would miss his first ever regular season attempt, though. 

First Quarter: Redskins 10, Chiefs 0The Redskins struck quickly against the Chiefs in Monday night's game, as the Washington often drove 75 yards in just six plays to score a touchdown.

On the scoring play, quarterback Kirk Cousins dropped back to hit Terrelle Pryor Sr. for a 44-yard bomb. Running back Rob Kelley also returned to the field with 19 rushing yards on three carries.

The defense then quickly went to work with outside linebacker Preston Smith recording his fourth sack in as many games on the unit's first appearance of the contest. Their debut on the night ended in a three-and-out.

The offense's second drive went through Chris Thompson to start, as the running back gained 12 yards on two carries before Cousins moved the chains on 4th-and-1, picking up five yards on a keeper.

Washington would work the ball down to inside the 10-yard line off a Jordan Reed reception (that was originally ruled as a fumble before being overturned), but could not get a second touchdown of the opening frame before Dustin Hopkins converted on a short attempt to make it 10-0.

Kansas City would finally get some forward progress on a 3rd-and-14 play, as Alex Smith dropped back to find Travis Kelce for a 32-yard gain before the quarterback went to Tyreek Hill for another gain to end the first quarter.

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