Fans of the Washington football team at FedExField to watch the Week 1 opener against the Los Angeles Chargers faced a pipe burst during the game.
A social media video showed the ceiling leaking a huge amount of water into the seats. Fans across the region dispersed from their seats. One person in the video believed it was a “sewer” pipe that opened. It was not immediately clear if this was the case.
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The Chargers had a 13-9 lead over Washington at halftime.
RYAN FITZPATRICK OF WASHINGTON LEAVES THE GAME AFTER TAKING A HUGE BLOW OF CHARGER DEFENDER
Washington fans saw quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick leave the game with a hip injury sustained after being knocked down by a Chargers passer. Taylor Heinicke replaced him.
The journeyman quarterback spent the 2019 and 2020 seasons with the Miami Dolphins. Last year he managed to play nine games, but was eventually replaced as a starter by Tua Tagovailoa – who is seen as the future of the Dolphins quarterback.
He finished with 2,091 passing yards, 13 touchdowns and a 4-3 record as a starter.
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Washington was looking to start the season on the right foot. The team won the first game of the 2020 season and won the NFC East.