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The Denver Broncos come close to giving it away, but hand on for a 21-19 win over the Washington Redskins.

Linebacker swats Redskins' rally as Broncos roll to 4-1 - Mercury News - Frank Schwab
Sun, Oct. 09, 2005 - With a wide-open receiver in the back of the end zone and the Washington Redskins on the verge of tying the game with a two-point conversion, linebacker Ian Gold jumped, stuck out his left hand and saved the Denver Broncos. Gold batted away a dramatic two-point conversion attempt with 1:09 remaining and the Broncos escaped with a 21-19 win on a rainy Sunday at Invesco Field at Mile High. Denver couldn't move the ball in the fourth quarter and the defense yielded an 11-yard touchdown pass to Redskins tight end Chris Cooley late in the game, but Gold's big play and Ashley Lelie's recovery on the ensuing onside kick allowed Denver to hang on to its fourth straight win.

Fall Arrives for the Redskins - Washington Post - Jason La Canfora
Monday, October 10, 2005 - The Washington Redskins were on the verge of another miracle comeback, two points from sustaining their undefeated dream in the chilly autumn rain, when reality finally intervened on Sunday. All of the hallmarks of this plucky team were on display -- a wacky final-minute drive, controversial officiating calls, a desperation touchdown -- but for once the Redskins came up short. After plowing 94 yards to score their second touchdown, the Redskins required a two-point conversion to tie the Denver Broncos with 69 seconds to play. Quarterback Mark Brunell was flanked in the shotgun formation by running back Clinton Portis and H-back Chris Cooley, and Brunell faked a handoff to Portis; while the back cut to his right, the passer rolled to his left. Wide receiver David Patten was streaking across the back of the end zone, wide open, but Brunell's pass never got that far. Linebacker Ian Gold tipped the ball away, the Broncos won, 21-19, at Invesco Field at Mile High and the Redskins (3-1) lost for the first time since last December.

Broncos hang on, 21-19, against Redskins -
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005 - Mark Brunell drove the Redskins 94 yards for a touchdown and it looked like Washington's charmed season was in for another nice ending. A missed 2-point conversion ruined that story, and the Denver Broncos walked away feeling fortunate

Denver moves to 4-1 with 21-19 victory - Denver
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005 - The Denver Broncos took the field on a chilly, rainy day here to face the undefeated Washington Redskins. The game was filled with firsts – most prominently the first time Redskins running back Clinton Portis and Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey faced each other since swapping teams in a blockbuster trade prior to 2004.

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