Washington defeats Titans in preseason game

Washington defeats Titans in preseason game

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ERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Robert Griffin III handled the coin toss, and Kirk Cousins picked up where he left off last season filling in at quarterback, throwing for a touchdown as the Washington Redskins edged the Tennessee Titans 22-21 Thursday night in their preseason opener.

The Redskins sat eight starters, including Griffin, who warmed up and was on the field dressed. Cousins looked sharp in Griffin's place, completing six of seven passes for 52 yards and a TD for a 137.2 passer rating in two series for the defending NFC East champs.

The Titans showed off their revamped run game as Chris Johnson scored on a 58-yard burst. Tennessee had 92 yards rushing and a 14-7 lead after the first quarter; Shonn Greene added a 19-yard TD run.

Pat White scored on a 9-yard TD run with 2:23 left and found Emmanuel Ogbuehi for the 2-point conversion to avoid overtime.

Former University of Tennessee receiver Justin Hunter made one catch.

On 3rd and 5, Ryan Fitzpatrick fired a pass to Hunter that would have converted a first down, but Hunter stepped back in an effort to elude defenders. He was tackled short of the first down and received a sideline lecture from Titans coaches.

The Titans play at Cincinnati on Aug. 17. 

The game can be seen on WATE 6 starting at 7 P.M. ET.

 

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