A wacky game between the Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans has finally come to an end in fitting fashion. After missing a 47-yard field goal to win in regulation, Graham Gano made up for his failure by hitting a 48-yarder in overtime to give the Redskins a 19-16 win.
Gano was short on a 47-yarder on the final play in regulation. This time, he had plenty of distance and hit it right down the middle.
The Redskins got the ball at their own 13-yard line, but got some breathing room when Donovan McNabb found Chris Cooley for a 26-yard catch and run on a broken play. Two plays later, McNabb scrambled around and appeared to throw an interception to Alterraun Verner but a booth review overturned it. Making matters worse for Tennessee, Jason Babin was called for a personal foul after the play, so the 15-yard penalty was assessed, giving the Redskins a first down. On the very next play, linebacker Will Witherspoon was called for a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty, giving the Redskins another first down.
Two plays later, Santana Moss caught a 10-yard pass to give the Redskins another first down on the Titans' 31-yard line. That was then followed by yet another penalty, this time on Verner, for illegal contact. But the Redskins failed to take advantage of their good fortune, picking up a false start penalty and not gaining any yardage. Luckily, Gano was there to atone for his earlier mistake.
The Titans won the coin toss and elected to receive, but their drive stalled near midfield after Rusty Smith badly missed intended receivers on second and third down.