Washington's Alex Smith throws first touchdown pass since 2018

LANDOVER, Md. -- Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin had been having a quiet game on Sunday. That changed all at once. And it came on quarterback Alex Smith's first touchdown pass in two years.

On first down from the Washington 32-yard line, Smith threw into a tight window to McLaurin, running a deep crosser. As McLaurin adjusted to make a catch, New York Giants defensive back Isaac Yiadom, coming from the other side, knocked into him.

But McLaurin bounced off and started running as Yiadom tried to reach out and trip him up. He failed. McLaurin then sped down the field to complete the 68-yard touchdown catch and put Washington within three points, at 23-20, with roughly 10 minutes to go in the game.

It was Smith's first touchdown pass since Nov. 11, 2018, one week before he suffered a broken tibia and fibula in his right leg.

Washington quarterback Kyle Allen was carted off the field after injuring his left ankle on a play late in the first quarter. Smith replaced Allen, with Dwayne Haskins inactive as the third quarterback.