Amerson and RGIII lead visitors to victory.
The Washington Redskins defeated the Oakland Raiders 24-14 to secure their first win of the season on Sunday night.
David Amerson returned an interception for a touchdown as the Redskins defense forced seven sacks on back-up Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn, and recovered from an early 14-point deficit to win.
Having lost their opening three games of the season, Washington looked on course to continue that losing streak as they fell behind 14-0 after the first quarter.
However, the defensive line-up then took over thereafter as the Raiders began to feel the absence of key players and the visitors applied more pressure on their deputy quarterback.
Robert Griffin III threw a go-ahead touchdown pass late in the third quarter before Roy Helu Jr. ended the contest with a 14-yard touchdown run in the fourth as the Redskins rallied to come from behind.
After such a slow start, RGIII emphasised the need for his team to play the way they did in the closing stages of the game for the remainder of the season.
With critics suggesting that the quarterback hasn’t been the same since he returned from knee surgery earlier this year, it will come as a huge boost to finally get a win under his belt.
However, a great deal of gratitude will have been earned by the defense on Sunday, as they continued to harass Flynn throughout and fought back strongly.
Washington will now hope to work on and improve various aspects of their game over the bye week, while Oakland are back in action on Sunday as they face the San Diego Chargers.