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Washington 16, Jacksonville 13
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 16, 2018
Where: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Temperature: 64°
Head Official: Clete Blakeman
Attendance: 67577

In a game lacking offense, the visiting Washington Redskins put together two late scoring drives and got a Dustin Hopkins field goal as time expired to earn a 16-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The win ended a four-game losing streak for Washington (7-7) and keeps the Redskins alive in the NFC playoff picture.

In his first NFL start since 2011, Redskins quarterback Josh Johnson was 16-of-25 passing for 151 yards and a touchdown. He led a 68-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 13 when he hit Jeremy Sprinkle on a 6-yard TD pass.

Washington got the ball back six plays later when Fabian Moreau intercepted Jaguars quarterback Cody Kessler at the Redskins' 29-yard line and returned it to the Washington 45 with 2:41 to play.

Johnson then drove the Redskins to the Jaguars' 19-yard line, and Hopkins delivered his 36-yard field goal to win the game.

Kessler had just 57 yards passing, competing 9 of 17 attempts, as the Jaguars (4-10) lost for the ninth time in the past 10 games. Kessler had 68 rushing yards on six carries. The Jaguars had just 192 yards of total offense.

The Jaguars' only touchdown came on special teams when Dede Westbrook scored on a 74-yard punt return just four seconds before halftime. It gave Jacksonville a lead that lasted until the Redskins tied it on Johnson's only TD pass with 5:47 left in the game.

The Redskins finished with 245 yards of total offense against a strong Jaguars defense after collecting just 74 yards in the first half.

Hopkins also had a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter and a 46-yard field goal to give the Redskins a 3-0 lead in the first quarter. Jaguars kicker Kai Forbath had field goals of 41 and 33 yards.

After opening the season 6-3, the Redskins were able to halt their freefall and get back to .500. Washington's struggles grew after quarterbacks Alex Smith and Colt McCoy saw their seasons end with leg injuries and Mark Sanchez was ineffective.

The Redskins four-game skid was their longest since 2012. The Jaguars finished the home portion of their schedule at 3-5.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
Washington   Jacksonville
Adrian Peterson Player Cody Kessler
19 Attempts 6
51 Yards 68
2.7 Avg Yards 11.3
0 Touchdowns 0
15 Long 21
Receiving
Washington   Jacksonville
Jamison Crowder Player Dede Westbrook
4 Receptions 3
46 Yards 21
11.5 Avg Yards 7.0
0 Touchdowns 0
33 Long 8
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Washington 245 109 136 1 3 1 6.0 1
Jacksonville 192 172 20 1 2 0 3.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Jacksonville will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Jaguars have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .222 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Tennessee. The Redskins have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .625 after a loss.