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Cousins inconsistent as Redskins hold on to beat 49ers

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Jay Gruden was hardly happy after this victory. That subdued reaction signifies progress, according to Washington's coach.

Kirk Cousins and the Redskins sweated it out and barely held on to beat past - and possibly future - mentor Kyle Shanahan's winless San Francisco 49ers 26-24 on Sunday. The Redskins (3-2) blew a 17-point lead amid injuries and a pair of turnovers and survived a last-minute drive by 49ers rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard.

''You can see that we're starting to turn a corner a little bit when you're not quite as ecstatic as you normally would be after a win,'' Gruden said. ''I know we can play a lot better.''

That includes Cousins, who threw for two touchdowns, ran for one and had an interception against the team he has been linked to for next season because of his connection with Shanahan. Gruden called Cousins' play ''efficient'' after the quarterback was 25 of 37 for 330 yards passing and added 27 yards on the ground.

Despite the inconsistencies, Cousins came away smiling.

''I think we did a good job as an offense,'' said Cousins, who had TD passes to Josh Doctson and Samaje Perine . ''It wasn't perfect. There were a couple mistakes, but all in all (we) did a lot of good things.''

Shanahan benched Brian Hoyer for Beathard, who threw for 245 yards, a touchdown and an interception and nearly led an impressive comeback.

Beathard, a third-round pick out of Iowa and grandson of former Redskins Super Bowl-winning general manager Bobby Beathard, took over for Hoyer with about six and a half minutes left in the first half and the 49ers (0-6) down 14-0. After Hoyer was 4 of 11 for 34 yards, Beathard went 19 of 36 in his first NFL action.

Running back Carlos Hyde said Beathard looked ''like he'd been out there before.'' Shanahan said Beathard had done enough to supplant Hoyer as the starter.

With the 49ers down by two in the final minute, Beathard led them toward field goal range with a 12-yard pass to former Washington receiver Pierre Garcon along the sideline. He was intercepted by Kendall Fuller on fourth down to seal the result that was much closer than many expected.

''We didn't think we had to make the game that close,'' said Redskins left tackle Trent Williams, who played through a knee injury. ''It shouldn't have been a nail-biter coming down towards the end.''

San Francisco is now the first in NFL history to lose five consecutive games by three points or fewer - a combined 13 points.

DAVIS IN CHARGE

Redskins tight end Vernon Davis had a fumble to set up a 49ers touchdown and a 51-yard catch against the team he played his prime years with. Davis fumbled after making a catch in the third quarter, and Hyde ran for a 1-yard touchdown on the next play to tie the score.

Davis made up for that mistake by catching a pass from Cousins at the Washington 45 and running 33 more yards to the San Francisco 22. Cousins scored not long after.

''Up the seams, just run as fast as you possibly can, that's what coach always says,'' Davis said. ''I saw an opening so I just went right around the defender and looked up for the ball and Kirk ... he's good at those, he put it right there and I didn't have to do much.''

KEY PENALTY

A key call on San Francisco's last drive came on second-and-10 at Washington's 40 with less than a half-minute left.

Garcon was called for offensive pass interference, which pushed the Niners back to midfield. They wouldn't gain another yard. Garcon argued the ruling on the field; asked about it in the locker room, he replied: ''I cannot talk about the referees.''

Shanahan said he would have let Robbie Gould attempt a 57-yard field goal had the 49ers wound up with fourth down at the 40.

INJURIES

49ers: DE Arik Armstead left with a hand injury. ... DE Aaron Lynch left with a calf injury. ... Rookie LB Reuben Foster missed his fifth consecutive game with an ankle injury.

Redskins: CB Bashaud Breeland will have an MRI on his left knee after being on the receiving end of a low block. Gruden said it was an MCL issue. ... Rookie DL Jonathan Allen left with a foot injury in the fourth quarter and will also have an MRI. ... S Stefan McClure left with a sprained left knee. ... RB Rob Kelley (ankle) and CB Josh Norman (rib) were inactive.

UP NEXT

49ers: Host Dallas on Sunday still looking for their first victory.

Redskins: Visit the NFC East-leading Eagles on Monday, Oct. 23.

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Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich contributed.

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Key Players
C. Hyde 28 RB
28 RuYds, 2 RuTDs, 47 ReYds, 5 RECs
18
FPTS
K. Cousins 8 QB
330 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, INT, 26 RuYds, RuTD
31
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:58
R.Gould extra point is GOOD, Center-K.Nelson, Holder-B.Pinion.
plays
yds
pos
24
26
Touchdown 1:58
C.Beathard pass deep right to A.Robinson for 45 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
75
yds
1:30
pos
23
26
Missed Point After Touchdown 3:28
D.Hopkins extra point is No Good, Wide Left, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
17
26
Touchdown 3:28
K.Cousins right end for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
84
yds
4:54
pos
17
26
Field Goal 10:34
D.Hopkins 21 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
16
plays
72
yds
7:27
pos
17
20
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:01
R.Gould extra point is GOOD, Center-K.Nelson, Holder-B.Pinion.
plays
yds
pos
17
17
Touchdown 3:01
C.Hyde right end for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
1
yds
0:05
pos
16
17
Field Goal 9:41
R.Gould 52 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-K.Nelson, Holder-B.Pinion.
12
plays
42
yds
5:19
pos
10
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:00
R.Gould extra point is GOOD, Center-K.Nelson, Holder-B.Pinion.
plays
yds
pos
7
17
Touchdown 0:00
G.Gilliam reported in as eligible. C.Hyde left tackle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
75
yds
1:51
pos
6
17
Field Goal 1:51
D.Hopkins 48 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
8
plays
55
yds
3:24
pos
0
17
Point After TD 9:47
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 9:47
K.Cousins pass short left to S.Perine for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
64
yds
5:46
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 10:14
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:14
K.Cousins pass short middle to J.Doctson for 11 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
75
yds
4:46
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 23:08 36:52
1st Downs 21 25
Rushing 7 6
Passing 12 17
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 6-17 7-14
4th Down Conv 1-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 335 419
Total Plays 70 71
Avg Gain 4.8 5.9
Net Yards Rushing 85 94
Rush Attempts 20 33
Avg Rush Yards 4.3 2.8
Net Yards Passing 250 325
Comp. - Att. 23-47 25-37
Yards Per Pass 5.3 8.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-29 1-5
Penalties - Yards 7-40 5-43
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 2 1
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-1
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 6-42.3 4-45.3
Return Yards 39 9
Punts - Returns 1-39 1-6
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-3
Kicking 4/5 4/5
Extra Points 3/3 2/3
Field Goals 1/2 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 2-2 -100% 3-4 -75%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
49ers 0-6 0710724
Redskins 3-2 7100926
250 PASS YDS 325
85 RUSH YDS 94
335 TOTAL YDS 419
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Beathard 3 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.8% 245 1 1 72.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.8% 245 1 1 72.1
C. Beathard 19/36 245 1 1 14
B. Hoyer 2 QB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
36.4% 34 0 0 45.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58% 1245 4 4 74.1
B. Hoyer 4/11 34 0 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Hyde 28 RB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 28 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
86 360 4
C. Hyde 13 28 2 7 18
M. Breida 22 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 21 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 141 0
M. Breida 4 21 0 10 3
R. Mostert 31 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 30 0
R. Mostert 1 16 0 16 1
C. Beathard 3 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 14 0
C. Beathard 1 14 0 14 14
M. Goodwin 11 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
M. Goodwin 1 6 0 6 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Robinson 19 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 66 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 153 1
A. Robinson 5 2 66 1 45 12
P. Garcon 15 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 5 55 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 434 0
P. Garcon 12 5 55 0 22 5
C. Hyde 28 RB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 47 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 142 0
C. Hyde 6 5 47 0 12 18
G. Kittle 85 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 4 46 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 212 1
G. Kittle 8 4 46 0 31 4
M. Goodwin 11 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 269 0
M. Goodwin 5 2 26 0 19 2
M. Breida 22 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 64 0
M. Breida 4 2 15 0 11 3
G. Celek 88 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 26 1
G. Celek 2 1 13 0 13 1
T. Taylor 81 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 110 1
T. Taylor 5 2 11 0 10 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. Thomas 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-3 0 2.0
S. Thomas 7-2 1.0 0 0
K. Williams 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-7 0 0.0
K. Williams 5-0 0.0 0 1
J. Tartt 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-13 1 0.0
J. Tartt 4-2 0.0 0 0
D. Buckner 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-8 0 1.0
D. Buckner 4-1 0.0 0 0
E. Mitchell 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-7 0 0.0
E. Mitchell 4-3 0.0 0 0
R. Armstrong 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-15 2 1.0
R. Armstrong 3-5 0.0 0 1
E. Harold 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-6 0 1.0
E. Harold 3-6 0.0 0 0
B. Coyle 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
B. Coyle 3-3 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
D. Jones 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Armstead 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-8 0 1.0
A. Armstead 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Johnson 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-6 0 0.0
D. Johnson 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Ward 25 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-4 0 0.0
J. Ward 2-1 0.0 0 0
X. Cooper 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
X. Cooper 1-2 0.0 0 0
M. Nzeocha 46 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Nzeocha 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Robinson 33 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-7 1 0.0
R. Robinson 1-1 0.0 1 0
A. Witherspoon 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
A. Witherspoon 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. Taylor 81 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Taylor 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Reid 35 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-5 0 0.0
E. Reid 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Lynch 59 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.0
A. Lynch 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Gould 9 K
6
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
15/16 8/9
R. Gould 1/2 52 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Pinion 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 42.3 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
32 44.8 15
B. Pinion 6 42.3 4 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Taylor 81 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 39.0 39 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 12.5 39 0
T. Taylor 1 39.0 39 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
K. Cousins 8 QB
31
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.6% 330 2 1 102.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.5% 1334 9 2 106.4
K. Cousins 25/37 330 2 1 31
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Thompson 25 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 33 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 175 2
C. Thompson 16 33 0 11 13
K. Cousins 8 QB
31
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 26 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 103 1
K. Cousins 4 26 1 18 31
S. Perine 32 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
55 166 0
S. Perine 9 23 0 8 10
J. Crowder 80 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 11 0
J. Crowder 1 11 0 11 2
M. Brown 34 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 29 0
M. Brown 2 2 0 3 1
N. Paul 84 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
N. Paul 1 -1 0 -1 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Thompson 25 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 105 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 340 2
C. Thompson 5 4 105 0 49 13
V. Davis 85 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 65 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 225 1
V. Davis 4 3 65 0 51 4
R. Grant 14 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 39 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 158 2
R. Grant 5 3 39 0 18 3
J. Reed 86 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 37 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 142 0
J. Reed 5 4 37 0 14 3
S. Perine 32 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 24 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 30 1
S. Perine 3 3 24 1 16 10
T. Pryor 11 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 209 1
T. Pryor 5 3 23 0 12 2
J. Crowder 80 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 121 0
J. Crowder 5 3 15 0 8 2
J. Doctson 18 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 11 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 90 2
J. Doctson 3 1 11 1 11 7
M. Brown 34 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 11 0
M. Brown 1 1 11 0 11 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
Z. Brown 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-19 0 0.0
Z. Brown 6-2 0.0 0 0
Q. Dunbar 47 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-3 0 0.0
Q. Dunbar 6-2 0.0 0 0
B. Breeland 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-3 0 0.0
B. Breeland 6-0 0.0 0 0
M. Nicholson 35 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 1 0.0
M. Nicholson 4-2 0.0 0 0
D. Swearinger 36 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-5 0 0.0
D. Swearinger 3-3 0.0 0 0
F. Moreau 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
F. Moreau 2-1 0.0 0 0
S. McGee 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
S. McGee 2-2 0.0 0 0
V. Davis 85 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
V. Davis 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Foster 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-7 1 0.0
M. Foster 1-2 0.0 0 0
P. Smith 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 4.5
P. Smith 1-1 0.5 0 0
M. Ioannidis 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-6 0 3.5
M. Ioannidis 1-2 1.5 0 0
K. Fuller 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 2 0.0
K. Fuller 1-0 0.0 1 0
K. Cousins 8 QB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Cousins 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Kerrigan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 1 3.0
R. Kerrigan 1-1 1.0 0 0
C. Carter 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
C. Carter 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Hopkins 3 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/3
SEASON FG XP
9/11 12/13
D. Hopkins 2/2 48 2/3 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 45.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
21 44.6 10
T. Way 4 45.3 1 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Crowder 80 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 5.0 18 0
J. Crowder 1 6.0 6 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:14 SF 25 2:23 5 24 Punt
6:47 SF 39 1:17 3 -8 Punt
1:52 SF 13 1:19 3 5 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:47 SF 25 1:09 6 23 Punt
6:39 SF 20 1:24 5 23 Punt
1:51 SF 25 1:51 11 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SF 25 5:19 12 42 FG
7:12 50 3:50 7 22 FG Miss
3:06 WAS 1 0:05 1 1 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:34 SF 25 2:12 5 16 Punt
3:28 SF 25 1:30 6 75 TD
0:52 SF 20 0:49 8 30 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 25 4:46 8 75 TD
7:51 WAS 14 1:04 3 4 Punt
5:30 WAS 27 3:38 5 18 Punt
0:33 WAS 36 5:46 10 64 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:38 WAS 14 1:59 4 18 INT
5:15 WAS 15 3:24 8 55 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:41 WAS 25 2:29 5 13 Punt
3:22 WAS 37 0:16 1 6 Fumble
3:01 WAS 25 7:27 16 72 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:22 WAS 16 4:54 9 84 TD
1:58 SF 46 1:06 3 1 Punt
0:03 WAS 35 0:03 1 -1 Game