MX23RW : Thursday, January 17 11:55:39
Oct 25, 2015 at 5pm UK at ​FedEx Field
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30-31
Washington Redskins
FT
Evans (11:55)
10
Q1
0
Dye (11:38), Jones (8:31)
14
Q2
7
Cousins (4:32)
0
Q3
14
Grant (11:15), Reed (7:01)
6
Q4
10
Reed (0:28)

Result: Washington Redskins steal win against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Washington Redskins leave it late to win 31-30 at home against the Washington Redskins.

The Washington Redskins have pulled back a 21-point deficit for the first time in their history to win 31-30 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers went into an early lead as rookie quarterback Jameis Winston passed to Mike Evans with his first throw of the game and the young wide receiver ran into the endzone for a 40-yard touchdown.

A Connor Barth field goal put Tampa Bay further ahead before Donteea Dye scored his first NFL touchdown with his first-ever reception as the away team took a 17-0 lead.

It did not get much better for Washington after quarterback Kirk Cousins fumbled the ball and Howard Jones picked it up and ran it all the way home for the 43-yard return touchdown.

Cousins made up for that mistake just before the break as the QB kept the ball for himself and ran into the endzone from seven yards out for the Redskins' first touchdown of the day.

In the second half, the Redskins came out with a strong start as Cousins would pass to Ryan Grant for a three-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 10 points.

Washington began to pick up a head of steam as Cousins would get his second passing touchdown of the day, finding returning tight end Jordan Reed for the eight-yard score to make it a three-point game as they headed into the fourth quarter.

Tampa Bay broke that 21-0 run from the home team soon afterwards as Barth hit another field goal, but the Redskins would reply with a field goal of their own in the fourth quarter as Dustin Hopkins split the uprights.

A big 49-yard run from Doug Martin brought Tampa Bay close to the endzone late in the fourth quarter but after the drive stalled, Barth had to hit another three points to give them a six-point lead with two minutes remaining.

That would not be enough as the Redskins stole the win with a two-minute drill, as Cousins found Reed again to give the home side a one-point lead with 30 seconds remaining and they forced a fumble late in the game to ensure the victory.

The Redskins move to 3-4 on the season while the Buccaneers drop to the bottom of the NFC South at 2-4.

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Wide receiver Mike Evans #13 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers catches a touchdown pass while under pressure from defensive back K'Waun Williams #36 of the Cleveland Browns on November 2, 2014
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