ARLINGTON, Texas – Terence Newman thought he knew the play that was coming in the third quarter. He guessed wrong.
Newman thought he knew the play that that was coming on the final drive. He guessed right.
The price Newman paid for being wrong was a 47-yard reception by Carrollton's Anthony Armstrong. The reward for being right was an interception that sealed the win over the Redskins.
In both situations, Newman thought the Redskins were running a slant they used in the first quarter. Armstrong instead ran a post for the big gain, when Newman acknowledged he left the safety “out to dry.” But Newman’s eyes got big when he recognized the familiar route pattern with 13 seconds remaining and the Redskins trying to drive for a game-tying field goal.
“They ran the exact same play again,” Newman said. “I was like, ‘Oh, I’m going to get this one.’”
It was Newman’s ninth career interception against the Redskins, his most against any opponent. In fact, that’s more than a third of his career total.