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The Washington Redskins escaped Tampa with a 24-22 win over the Buccaneers on a very late 41-yard field goal by Billy Cundiff.
The Redskins jumped out to a 21-3 lead through most of the first two quarters before the Buccaneers added a 57-yard field goal late in the first half. The Buccaneers shut down the Redskins' offense in the second half and completed the comeback with a 47-yard field to take the lead with 1:42 to play. Robert Griffin III was efficient in the first half leading the Redskins to the lead but was held without a touchdown pass. His counterpart, Josh Freeman, had one interception in the first half before leading the Buccaneers on four unanswered scoring drives. Griffin would have the last laugh as he scrambled for 15 yards deep into Tampa Bay territory to set up Billy Cundiff's game-winning field goal. Cundiff had missed his first three field goals of the contest.
Fantasy studs/duds: Alfred Morris had a big game for the Redskins with 113 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Lagarrett Blount also had a rushing touchdown for the Buccaneers but only had six carries for 17 yards. A pair of Buccaneers receivers had 100-yard receiving days for the first time since 1992 and both could be up for fantasy honors.Vincent Jackson had six grabs for 100 yards and a touchdown while Mike Williams hauled in four passes for 115 yards.
Odds/Gambling: The Buccaneers were slight favorites (-2) in this game. The Buccaneers did not cover the spread as they fell short of victory.
Injury info: There were no significant injuries for either team in the game. However, before the game Washington receiver Aldrick Robinson and safety Brandon Merriweather collided in the end zone during warmups and were inactive for the game.
This story originally appeared at SB Nation.