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After Cousins is benched, McCoy leads Redskins to 19-17 win over Titans, ending 4-game skid

  • Washington Redskins guard Chris Chester, left, center Kory Lichtensteiger, center back, and tackle Tyler Polumbus, right, work to tackle Tennessee Titans inside linebacker Avery Williamson (54) after he got the ball on a turnover during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Washington Redskins guard Chris Chester, left, center Kory Lichtensteiger, center back, and tackle Tyler Polumbus, right, work to tackle Tennessee Titans inside linebacker Avery Williamson (54) after he got the ball on a turnover during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright (13) celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright (13) celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tennessee Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Tennessee Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)  (The Associated Press)

Kai Forbath kicked a 22-yard field goal on the last play of the game, and Colt McCoy stepped in after Kirk Cousins was benched at halftime Sunday to lead the Washington Redskins to a 19-17 win over the Tennessee Titans.

McCoy completed 11 of 12 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown in his first meaningful role in a win since Nov. 20, 2011, when he led the Cleveland Browns to a 14-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Redskins snapped a four-game losing streak to improve to 2-5. The Titans fell to 2-5.

McCoy's first pass was a career-long 70-yard touchdown to Pierre Garcon after the Redskins trailed 10-6 at halftime.

Charlie Whitehurst was 17 for 26 for 160 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for the Titans.

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