Redskins clip Chargers in overtime
Landover, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Darrel Young's third touchdown run of the day served as the game-winner, as the Washington fullback surged into the end zone from four yards out on the first possession of overtime to send the Redskins to a 30-24 victory over the San Diego Chargers at FedEx Field.
With the Chargers trailing by three with under a minute remaining in regulation, Danny Woodhead dove toward the right pylon at the end of a 6-yard grab and was awarded a touchdown on the field.
However, video review showed Woodhead was knocked out just short of the goal line, leaving San Diego with 1st-and-goal from the 1-yard line with 21 seconds remaining.
Washington's defense came up with a big stand, stuffing Woodhead for no gain on first down before back-to-back incompletions from Philip Rivers forced San Diego to settle for a 19-yard field goal from Nick Novak that sent the game to overtime.
The Redskins received the opening kickoff in the extra session and quickly went to work, as Alfred Morris broke free for 19 yards into San Diego territory before Robert Griffin III converted a 3rd-and-8 with a 12-yard toss to tight end Jordan Reed.
A personal foul penalty at the end of Pierre Garcon's 17-yard grab two plays later moved the Redskins to the 13-yard line before back-to-back Morris runs left Washington with 3rd-and-1 from the 4.
Young then rumbled into the end zone on Washington's next play to give the Redskins (3-5) their second win in three tries.
11/03 16:44:37 ET