LANDOVER, Md. (AP) – Just like old times, the Washington Redskins can’t win the close ones when Norv Turner is in the stadium.

Turner was the visiting coach this time, and he brought with him a Raiders team that held the Redskins without an offensive touchdown. Sebastian Janikowski’s 19-yard field goal with 1:08 remaining was the difference in Oakland’s 16-13 victory Sunday.

Kerry Collins went 5-for-6 on the winning drive, moving his team 50 yards in a series that typified the game. The Raiders kept getting in the red zone, but they couldn’t punch it in. Fortunately, Janikowski made three field goals, and that was enough against the sputtering Redskins. Derrick Burgess had two sacks, including one that ended the Redskins’ final drive. The Raiders’ defense held Washington to 28 yards in the fourth quarter. The two quarterbacks’ fourth-quarter numbers tell the story: Collins was 9-for-12, while Mark Brunell went 2-for-11. The Raiders (4-6) broke a two-game losing streak to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. The Redskins (5-5) have lost five of seven after a 3-0 start and fell two games behind the New York Giants in the NFC East.

They also dropped to 4-1 at home.

Coach Joe Gibbs has also had his share of cliffhangers, with six of his team’s 10 games decided by three points or fewer, including last week’s 36-35 defeat at Tampa Bay in which Gibbs felt the deciding 2-point conversion shouldn’t have been allowed.

Gibbs will no doubt have a beef with a call in the winning drive of this game, as well. On first-and-goal at the 1, LaMont Jordan ran up the middle and appeared to fumble short of the goal line. The Redskins signaled they recovered, but the referee announced the play had been blown dead. Gibbs reacted by stretching his arms wide in dismay.

The game included 16 penalties and drives that lurched forward like a bad Model T engine. The Raiders scored the game’s only offensive touchdown in the third quarter on a coverage mismatch. Jerry Porter outraced linebacker Lemar Marshall one-on-one deep over the middle to haul in a 49-yard pass to cut Washington’s lead to 13-10.

Porter finished with six catches for a season-high 142 yards. Collins went 19-for-36 for 289 yards with a touchdown, plus an interception that was returned 17 yards by Marshall for a touchdown in the first quarter.

Clinton Portis lost two fumbles for the Redskins, negating his 92 yards on 22 carries. Brunell finished 14-for-32 for 155 yards.

AP-ES-11-20-05 1652EST


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