The Washington Redskins stopped a two-point conversion attempt to defeat the Cleveland Browns, 24-23. They improved their preseason record to 2-0 with this win.
The Washington Redskins prevailed 24-23 in a thrilling preseason matchup against the Cleveland Browns that came down to the very last second.
The Browns scored a touchdown to bring themselves within one point, and they decided to go for the win with a two-point conversion but failed to convert.
Quarterback Connor Shaw was clearly the best of the three quarterbacks for the Browns as he threw for 123 yards and a touchdown on 8-of-9 passing. Brian Hoyer made the start and performed abysmally, throwing for just 16 yards on 2-for-6 passing.
Johnny Manziel looked shaky as well but threw a touchdown pass. However, viewers will most remember his night for pointing his middle finger at the Redskins bench. Running back Ben Tate looked solid as he rushed for 51 yards on 10 carries.
For the Redskins, Robert Griffin III made the start again and had shining moments but committed two turnovers, including a lost fumble. Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy also each threw an interception but also threw a touchdown pass apiece.
McCoy threw what turned out to be the game winner with just over two minutes remaining. For the running backs, rookie Lache Seastrunk led the team in rushing once again with 35 yards on seven carries.
Rookie wide receiver Ryan Grant made a positive impression with four receptions, 44 yards and a touchdown catch.