The Redskins have had lots of heartbreaking losses over the past few years, but few compare to this one. After a 22-yard touchdown by Chris Cooley, the Redskins had a 27-10 lead late in the third quarter.
In the end, they lost the game, as a 35-yard field goal by Neil Rackers in overtime sealed a 30-27 comeback victory for the Texans.
The win was made possible after Redskins kicker Graham Gano missed a 52-yard field goal that would have given the Redskins the win. He had hit the field goal before, but the Texans called a timeout at the last second. The icing worked, as Gano pushed the second attempt wide right.
The Texans picked up a key first down on a short catch by Jacoby Jones, where he was able to get his hands under a low throw, and put themselves in position with a 28-yard pass to Joel Dreessen.
The Texans had tied the game on a 34-yard jump-ball pass to Andre Johnson on 4th and 10 with just over two minutes left to go in regulation. They received the ball first in overtime, but elected not to let Rackers attempt a 52-yard field goal.
There are certainly lots of Redskins that have some soul-searching to do after this loss. A 2-0 start would have truly gotten the Mike Shanahan era started with a bang. Instead, the Redskins are 1-1, with only one narrow victory in two home games under their belt.