Texans beat Redskins 23-21 to extend winning streak

On Sunday, the Washington Redskins suffered a devastating blow, as their new franchise quarterback Alex Smith was carted off the field after going down with a gruesome leg injury. As Smith left the field he waved to the crowd and put his hands together as if in a prayer.

While Watson was 16 of 24 for 208 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions, Smith broke his right tibia and fibula on a sack by Kareem Jackson midway through the third quarter and will require surgery.

Smith, 34, signed a four-year, $94 million deal (including $71 million in guarantees) in the offseason and his contract is such that the Redskins cannot easily get out from under it without taking a huge salary-cap hit, at least until after the 2020 season.

The Washington Redskins will be scouring the free agent market to find a signal caller in the wake of the season ending injury to quarterback Alex Smith, and will be hosting a number of veteran quarterbacks on Monday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. These things happen in pro football, unfortunately.


Washington, which leads the NFC East with a 6-4 record, will have a few options to turn to in trying to replace Smith, who had accumulated 2,180 passing yards and 10 touchdowns for the Redskins this year, but the pool of replacements seems to be a band of ABK - Anybody But Kaepernick. Kelemete was ruled out early after sustaining an ankle injury and Fulton hurt his shoulder which led him to miss the rest of the game.

Overall, Sanchez has thrown for 15,219 yards and 86 touchdowns against 86 interceptions since coming into the National Football League in 2009.

Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Chargers saw their six-game winning streak halted when Brandon McManus booted a 34-yard field goal as time expired to give the Denver Broncos a 23-22 victory. "Irrelevant" caught four passes for 49 yards starting in place of injured wideout Jamison Crowder and would have been the emergency QB had McCoy gone down. "I feel absolutely awful for him".

"But knowing the type of guy he is, I think he'll bounce back". "So we'll see how he does", Gruden said.

  • Steve Townsend