Redskins Video: Watch Washington Botch Game Tying Extra Point
Holder Hunter Smith couldn't handle the snap, providing a stunning end to a strange game and giving the Buccaneers a 17-16 win over the Redskins.
Then again, maybe it wasn't too surprising considering the struggles of the Redskins' special teams all afternoon long.
After Santana Moss hauled in a touchdown with nine seconds remaining, Graham Gano trotted out for what should have been a mere formality.
Instead, FOX analyst Daryl Johnston virtually predicted something would go wrong.
Gano had missed two field goals on the rainy afternoon, and nearly missed an extra point attempt earlier in the game.
He never even got a chance to atone for his earlier failings.
Smith got two hands on the snap, but wasn't able to control the ball.
Tampa Bay jumped on the fumble to secure a pivotal victory in their quest for the postseason.
It was another difficult day for Mike Shanahan's team, which dominated time of possession in the first half but was unable to finish drives with touchdowns.
Instead, Gano missed a pair of field goals to allow the Bucs to hang around.
Josh Freeman engineered another game-winning drive late, finding Kellen Winslow for a 41-yard score over the middle with 3:47 remaining.
The Redskins answered with an impressive march down the field, culminated by Moss' touchdown.
Washington ended up getting an extra down on the final possession after the chain gain gave the Skins' a first down by mistake,but the gaffe didn't matter thanks to the final special teams mishap.
Gano has had a rocky season and could find himself looking for work very soon.
The Bucs improved to 8-5 with the win, while the Redskins dropped to 5-8 on the season.
Only 66,124 fans were in attendance in Landover, the smallest home crowd in years.
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