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Holey defense haunts Washington in 33-22 loss to Saints

Oct. 10, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

LANDOVER. Md. (AP) — With 8 seconds left in the first half and the New Orleans Saints at midfield, Washington defenders had no idea a Hail Mary throw was coming from Jameis Winston. It was so unexpected, no one jumped except for Marquez Callaway, who came down with the...

Quarterback Taylor Heinicke needs more Alex Smith in game

Sep. 27, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

Among the knocks against Alex Smith in his final NFL season with Washington were his inability to stretch the field and a propensity to play it safe. Enter Taylor Heinicke, the gunslinger who played with reckless abandon when he started in place of Smith in the playoffs...

Allen honors OC Daboll in Bills' 43-21 rout of Washington

Sep. 26, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen will never forget the emotional support Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll provided the quarterback following the loss of his grandmother 13 months ago. Allen was driven to do the same for Daboll on Sunday. Following a 43-21...

Washington looking for first win at Buffalo since 1987

Sep. 23, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (1-1) at BUFFALO (1-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Buffalo by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Buffalo 1-1, Washington 0-2. SERIES RECORD: Bills lead 9-6. ...

Hopkins converts 2nd chance, Washington beats Giants 30-29

Sep. 17, 2021 01:31 AM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke and Dustin Hopkins made the most of their second chances. Washington needed every last second — and then some — to earn a long-awaited win over the New York Giants. Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an...

Giants' Gates carted off with broken leg against Washington

Sep. 16, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — New York Giants offensive lineman Nick Gates broke his leg in the first quarter of Thursday night's game at Washington. Gates was carted off after a significant delay, and players came off the New York sideline to show their support for him. His...