LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Dustin Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an untimed down - after a penalty negated his miss seconds earlier - and Washington beat the New York Giants 30-29 on Thursday night.
Hopkins missed his first attempt to win the game, but he was given a reprieve when Dexter Lawrence was flagged for being offside. His next attempt was good, giving Washington (1-1) a wild victory and providing another moment in the sun for Taylor Heinicke.
The 28-year-old Heinicke, who became a bit of a sensation in Washington when he came out of obscurity to play in a loss to Tom Brady and Tampa Bay in last season's playoffs, threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns. He cost Washington dearly with a late interception, but after Graham Gano's fifth field goal of the game gave the Giants a 29-27 lead with 2:00 remaining, Heinicke guided Washington back into field goal range.