Washington scores on opening possession for the first time this season

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Terry McLaurin is back and Washington has an early lead on Sunday Night Football.

After missing last week’s game with an ankle injury, McLaurin capped Washington’s first drive with a five-yard touchdown catch.

Until that play, the Football Team hadn’t scored on an opening drive all season. Washington used a 15-play, 91-yard drive that took 8:13 on the clock to get it done on Sunday.

Starting for the first time since Week 14, Alex Smith was 7-of-8 passing on the first drive for 61 yards.

Steven Sims also took one carry for 18 yards.

Washington will clinch the NFC East with victory.