Redskins Rally to Upset Saints 29-24

Quarterback Jason Campbell played a solid game completing 24 of 36 passes for 321 yards and one touchdown. Redskins fans hope this is a sign of things to come as Campbell looked comfortable in the pocket. Jason made quick decisive reads and delivered the ball with consistency. On the day Campbell completed passes to nine different receivers. Campbell finally looked like he had grasped what this offense is all about.

If nothing else this performance gives Redskins fans a positive feeling regarding Campbell’s development. Jason seemed to get stronger as the game progressed completing all seven passes in the fourth quarter for 157 yards and a touchdown. Santana Moss led the Redskins receivers with seven catches for 164 yards and a touchdown. Washington tight end Chris Cooley contributed with five catches for 72 yards.

Antwaan Randal El also grabbed four passes for 53 yards. Washington showed signs of success with the ground game, as Clinton Portis carried the ball 21 the time for 96 yards and two touchdowns. The Washington Redskins offense amassed 455 yards and had the ball for over 34 minutes.

The Redskins defense played well the holding the Saints to 250 yards of offense, and forcing three turnovers. Jason Taylor and Cornelius Griffin each contributed with a sack. The free safety Chris Horton had two interceptions on the game.

The Redskins could still use some practice on a special-teams. Washington allowed a 55 yards touchdown on a return buy Reggie Bush. Washington placekicker Shawn Suisham left six points off the board with to missed field goals.


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