Alex Smith undergoes successful surgery, Redskins sign Mark Sanchez

Smith left the game in the third quarter with his team trailing 17-7, having earlier seen a pass picked off by Justin Reid who returned it 101 yards for a Texans touchdown to add to DeAndre Hopkins' score in the first quarter. Veteran reserve Colt McCoy replaced Smith.

"I'm still just so upset", Theismann said.

"So I saw the daylight and I had to hit it". "I wasn't going to let anyone stop me".

The Washington Redskins suffered a major setback Sunday, as quarterback Alex Smith was carted off the field with a gruesome ankle injury in the third quarter against the Houston Texans at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

Shortly after the game, Washington head coach Jay Gruden told reporters Smith suffered compound fractures to his tibia and fibula that will require surgery.

"I know it was very painful for him and heartbreaking for a lot of people", Gruden said. Miller believes that turnovers in today's league could be the difference maker between a good team and great one. These things happen in pro football, unfortunately.

Redskins: Visit the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. Smith had led them to a 6-3 record overall in the NFC East.

Smith left after throwing for 135 yards and two interceptions. Lamar Jackson, making his first Ravens start with Joe Flacco injured, threw for just 150 yards but ran for 117 on 27 carries.

The Houston Texans resiliency and strong defensive performance allowed the team to tie their seven-game win streak back in 2011. "Pretty special", Roethlisberger said. Entering Sunday's game, Smith had completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,045 yards as well as 10 touchdowns and three interceptions.

The Carolina Panthers failed with a late two-point conversion as they lost 20-19 to the Detroit Lions.

  • Stacy Allen