Live updates: Washington loses to Giants, 20-19, after failed two-point attempt
Riverboat Ron rolls the dice, comes up empty: After the Giants took a 20-13 lead with a fumble return for a touchdown by linebacker Tae Crowder with 3:29 to play, Washington quarterback Kyle Allen led an impressive 10-play, 75-yard touchdown drive. The march was capped by a 22-yard pass from Allen to third-year wide receiver Cam Sims, who beat Giants cornerback Logan Ryan with a double-move to haul in his first career score.
Rather than send Dustin Hopkins out to attempt the game-tying extra point, Washington Coach Ron Rivera left his offense on the field to go for two and the win.
“I was going for it,” Rivera told reporters after the game, when asked if he considered kicking the extra point. “The intent is to learn how to win football games.”
With running back Antonio Gibson lined up to his right, Allen took the ensuing snap out of the shotgun and eventually scrambled to his left. It appeared he might tuck the ball and run, but instead he stopped around the 6-yard line, backpedaled and, unable to find an open receiver, threw a wobbly pass that fell incomplete in the end zone.
Allen shows some moxie, commits costly turnover: Making his second consecutive start in place of the demoted Dwayne Haskins, Allen completed 31 of 42 passes for 280 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He led scoring drives of 11, 13, 14 and 10 plays, including a touchdown march just before halftime that kept Washington in the game.
On that drive, Allen ...
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