The Redskins suffered a few close, agonizing losses last year and fans either remember or have chosen to remove from their memories. So, the natural question posed on Twitter after the Redskins pulled out a 22-21 thriller over the Cardinals is whether or not last year’s team would have won this game.
While we don’t know for sure, we can look at what happened a year ago. The Redskins won this one after trailing by eight points in the fourth quarter. The biggest deficit they overcame all of last year was when they beat Green Bay after trailing 10-0 in the third quarter. The most they ever were behind in the fourth quarter in games they won was three points, against the Packers and the Titans.
Graham Gano’s field goal that gave the Redskins the lead was the fourth game-winner of his career. It was the first one he made in the last two minutes that put the Redskins from behind into the lead.