What he experienced a few hours later surely had to come close to the thrill he envisioned. But it again failed to produce the result he wanted.
Washington tied the game at 27-27 to give Detroit 16 seconds to try to win it before the game went into overtime, and the Lions nearly did on a deep pass along the left sideline. Matthew Stafford overthrew Quintez Cephus, just before he was pushed to the ground by Young, who maneuvered his way to the quarterback on a pass rush. The roughing-the-passer penalty gave Detroit a free first down and 15 yards to move Detroit closer to field goal range.
After a quick completion to Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones, Matt Prater nailed the long kick for the win as the clock expired.
The loss is crushing for Washington’s playoff hopes, minimal as they may have been, but it showed the resolve