Washington quarterback Josh Johnson came into Sunday’s game with five career starts and his team had lost them all.
Johnson now knows what it’s like to start for a winning team. Dustin Hopkins hit a 36-yard field goal as time expired and Washington beat the Jaguars 16-13 in Jacksonville.
The win ends a four-game losing streak for Washington, gives them their first win after trailing at halftime in two years and allows them to avoid official elimination from the playoff race. They’ll take their 7-7 record into Tennessee next Saturday to see if they can stay alive a little bit longer.
Johnson was 16-of-25 for 151 yards and hit Jeremy Sprinkle for a game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter. It looked like the Jaguars might drive for at least a go-ahead field goal of their own as they pushed the ball across midfield after a 25-yard run by Leonard Fournette, but Fabian Moreau picked off Cody Kessler to…