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NFL: Washington 29, Tampa Bay 24

Sept. 1, 2011 at 11:51 PM   |   Comments

LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A 41-yard throw from Kellen Clemens to Donte' Stallworth with 1:07 to go Thursday gave the Washington Redskins a 29-24 exhibition win over Tampa Bay.

The Redskins let a 17-0 lead slip away and the Bucs took the lead with 2:07 left on a 20-yard pass from Jonathan Crompton to Armando Allen. Clemens then drove the Redskins 74 yards in five plays to the winning score.

Washington's John Beck, battling with Rex Grossman for the starting job, completed only 10-of-21 for 108 yards with an interception.

Backup Tampa Bay quarterback Rudy Carpenter was 9-of-18 for 211 yards and a touchdown -- a 96-yard scoring throw to rookie Ed Gant.

Washington built its early lead thanks in part to a 95-yard punt return by Brandon Banks.

The Redskins went 3-1 during the exhibition season and Tampa Bay was 2-2.

Washington starts the regular campaign at home against the New York Giants. The Bucs will host Detroit.

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