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Washington takes lead at Denver with two early third-quarter TDs

Alfred Morris, Rahim Moore AP

Well, well.

Two quick touchdowns have given Washington a 21-7 lead at Denver early in the third quarter.

The Redskins took the lead early in the third when Alfred Morris scored on a one-yard run. Morris’ touchdown was set up by Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo’s recovery of a Peyton Manning fumble at the Denver 19. Ryan Kerrigan had knocked the ball away from Manning on a passing attempt.

Then, on Denver’s next series, Manning was intercepted by Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who took it back 26 yards for a touchdown. Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas fell on the play, leaving Hall all alone to catch the ball.

Strong performances from the Redskins’ defense and running game have been key to Washington’s impressive early play. The Redskins held the ball for nearly 17 minutes and rushed for 84 yards in drawing to a 7-7 tie through two quarters.

Washington evened up the game in the final minute of the second quarter on a Robert Griffin III seven-yard TD pass to wideout Leonard Hankerson. The score capped a 16-play, 95-yard drive taking a little more than seven minutes. The Redskins were aided when Denver was penalized for having 12 players on the field on a field goal attempt with 30 seconds left in the half. The penalty gave Washington a first down, and it capitalized with the touchdown on the next play.

The Broncos scored the game’s first points on a Manning-to-Wes Welker six-yard TD in the first quarter. However, Washington’s defense has held up well since.

UPDATE 6:27 p.m. ET: The Broncos responded with a Montee Ball TD run to cut Washington’s lead to 21-14 with 7:48 left in the third quarter.

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23 Responses to “Washington takes lead at Denver with two early third-quarter TDs”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 27, 2013 6:18 PM

    I’m the least surprised person on Earth. I’ve known all along what the potential is for the Redskins from Day 1. We are the best team in the league on an even playing field. Point blank. It doesn’t matter what QB is on the opposing team, Robert Griffin will always be the best QB in the league from the day he got draft until the day he retires no matter how much the truth/fact hurts. Morris best RB. Trent Williams best OT. Hall best CB. What a team, what a franchise. Thank God I’m a Redskin fan!!! #HTTR

  2. dukeearl says: Oct 27, 2013 6:28 PM

    Let your team do your talking for you. I am hoping they win as well.

  3. adderal says: Oct 27, 2013 6:29 PM

    I keep finding myself wondering if ^ he’s serious?
    He cant be serious can he?

  4. joetoronto says: Oct 27, 2013 6:31 PM

    Vickerson just deliberately hit RG3 in the knee on a late hit.

    This guy needs a season long suspension ASAP.

  5. meatsweat says: Oct 27, 2013 6:42 PM

    Denver receivers crying for flags after EVERY play

  6. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 27, 2013 6:46 PM

    Struggling with a bad Washington team at home?

    Huh

    Do you know when it’s getting close to Xmas?

    When Manning starts trailllllliiiinnnnggggg off.

    Dude played in a dome.

    Another Manning one and done.

  7. kev86 says: Oct 27, 2013 6:51 PM

    Big Blue!

  8. pete5867 says: Oct 27, 2013 6:53 PM

    Worst punter ever. Go Peyton!

  9. kev86 says: Oct 27, 2013 6:54 PM

    My tv says 28-21 Denver. Great day for the G-Men.

  10. drewzducks says: Oct 27, 2013 6:54 PM

    Fail to the Redskins !

  11. maiphatdong says: Oct 27, 2013 6:57 PM

    already up, we got this

  12. bigwayne75 says: Oct 27, 2013 7:00 PM

    LOL, the best QB doesn’t even have 100 total yards going into 4th qtr. The Skins awesome defense just allow a RB run down the field 35 yards untouched for a TD. Yes that is an awesome team.
    #HTTRNOT

  13. The Shoeman says: Oct 27, 2013 7:03 PM

    You have just been ” Shanahan ‘ ed ” . . . Again !

    and don’t forget to purchase your Kool-Aid before going.

  14. timdavis697 says: Oct 27, 2013 7:08 PM

    Go redskins ha team is a joke same as logical a joke.

  15. attyken says: Oct 27, 2013 7:10 PM

    The Redskins will end up blowing this game aa you know what they say about Karma. #Godhatesracism

  16. jskzoocrew says: Oct 27, 2013 7:16 PM

    My Lions smoked those skins. Skins won’t make playoffs, even in a terrible division. Rg3 throws interception as I type this. Funny

  17. curt2288 says: Oct 27, 2013 7:19 PM

    #rgknee sucks

  18. coughlinsredcheeks says: Oct 27, 2013 7:31 PM

    31 unanswered points from the Broncos. Sounds like the Redskins of old if you ask me.

    Welcome back to the basement, we stocked up on some wine while we were down here.

  19. samquix says: Oct 27, 2013 7:31 PM

    Man as a charger fan I was going for Washington big time. But since RG3 can’t throw it to any1 in a white jersey, all hope is lost. Oh great now I see he’s on the trainers table. Welp! Rest up for next week GO CHARGERS

  20. kev86 says: Oct 27, 2013 7:36 PM

    1st post is classic

  21. curt2288 says: Oct 27, 2013 7:38 PM

    45-21 great game lol

  22. curt2288 says: Oct 27, 2013 7:38 PM

    He’ll even cousins threw int for td lol

  23. defscottyb says: Oct 28, 2013 5:02 AM

    Skins played with heart, nice win Denver. Peyton is the goods.

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