Redskins get call, then winning TD
LANDOVER, Md. — Ball in hand, Danny Woodhead reached for the pylon. The official's hands went up. Touchdown — and victory — for the Chargers. Defeat for the Redskins.
After a replay the ball was placed inside the 1, first and goal with 21 seconds left. San Diego wound up settling for a field goal to force overtime. That inability to punch it in cost the Chargers the game.
Washington won it 30-24 on fullback Darrel Young's 4-yard run on the opening drive of the extra period, his third score of the day.
"First and 1 on the goal line? Most cases that's a touchdown," Washington linebacker Brian Orakpo said.
Young was the unlikely man of the hour. He had carried the ball only twice all season and had scored only three touchdowns in his three-plus years in the NFL.