ATLANTA (AP) — Taylor Heinicke ad-libbed a 30-yard touchdown pass to J.D. McKissic with 33 seconds remaining, rallying the Washington Football Team to a 34-30 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Heinicke returned to the metro area where he grew up and had a big day. He completed 23 of 33 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns — two of them in the final 3:52 to pull it out for Washington.
In his return home to Georgia as a starting QB, recorded 290 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, a 127.1 passer rating,43 rushing yards and a game-winning drive.
Both were vintage Heinicke, whose heroics ruined a big day for Atlanta’s Cordarelle Patterson.
He became the first Atlanta player since 2018 to score three touchdowns in a game.