LAS VEGAS (AP) – Taylor Heinicke threw two touchdown passes and set the stage for the field goal of new kicker Brian Johnson’s 48-yard win with 37 seconds remaining to guide Washington to its fourth straight win, a victory Sunday 17-15 over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Heinicke connected with Logan Thomas on a seven-yard touchdown pass on the game’s first offensive drive and with Antonio Gibson on a four-yard pass early in the fourth quarter after extending the series with a key third-down run.RELATED
But Washington (6-6) then allowed the Raiders (6-6) to score in successive series to take the lead 15-14 on a 37-yard field goal by Daniel Carlson that capped an interception by Nate Hobbs on a pass from Heinicke.
Heinicke responded by taking Washington to the other side of the court and setting everything up for Johnson’s field goal. who was hired this week after Joey Slye was ruled out due to injury.
Coordinator Jack Del Rio’s defense sealed the win to give him victory in his first game against the Raiders since he was fired by the team after the 2017 season.
The result was decided when a desperate Derek Carr pass from his 43-yard line ended up being incomplete, outside the opponent’s end zone.