Alex Smith throws his first Redskins interception

Brian Tinsman
September 23, 2018 - 2:23 pm

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It was bound to happen eventually, but Alex Smith finally turned the ball over as a member of the Washington Redskins.

The play happened on a passing route to tight end Jordan Reed, who was featured heavily, early in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

In what was either a miscommunication or a choice play where receiver and quarterback didn't read the same defense, Reed zigged and Smith's pass zagged...right into the arms of Packers' defensive back Ha Ha Clinton Dix:

And so ends what had been the NFL's longest active streak of passes thrown without an interception. This is one of the primary reasons that Smith was acquired this offseason, replacing Kirk Cousins, who had a knack for the untimely turnover. 

This is how media personalities responded to the moment:


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