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Sunday, October 07, 2007

October 7-- Skins crush Lions 34-3

The Redskins defeated Detroit 34-3 in what might have been Joe Gibbs most complete victory since returning to coach the Redskins.. The Lions offense, which led the league in passing yards had 80 total offensive yards through 3 quarters.. This was the fewest ammount of points allowed by a Skins team since Gibbs return as well..

Gregg Williams defense did not blitz once against Detroit.. He said it wasn't the first time he had taken a less aggressive approach, but he felt comfortable with his front four in their matchup with the Lions.. The defensive line had five sacks, helped cause two turnovers (which could have been numerous more with the many fumbles recovered by detroit) and got a safety..

DE Phillip Daniels separated his shoulder but returned to play with it and said he would not miss any time with the injury.. He said it feels "crunchy" but otherwise isn't too painful not to play..

WR Antwaan randle El who had 7 catches for 100 yards in the first half left the game with a hamstring injury and did not return.. His status will be reviewed Monday.. LB Marcus Washington also suffered a hamstring injury and missed the bulk of the seocnd half..

WR Brandon Lloyd made his first catch of the year but didn't even have his helmet with him during the majority of the first half and didn't get into the game until Randle-El was forced out with injury.. James Thrhash and Keenan McCardell both made their first receptions of the seaosn as Skins.. Thrash also ignoted the team with a long punt return that led to a Redskins touchdown.. Lloyd received a Bronx cheer when he made his lone reception thus far in the season..

DT Kedric Golston was a surprise inactive before the game.. Gregg Williams said it was not injury related but would not disclose the reasoning behind the decision..

FB Mike Sellars scored two touchdowns, one rushing, one receiving despite missing two days of practice with a foot issue.. WR Santana Moss was on the field during pre-game warm-ups but was held out due to a groin injury that forced him to miss the entire week of practice..

Jason Campbell had what was described by the coaches as his best day since becoming the starting quarterback, 23-29, 2 touchdowns no interceptions.. Campbell's shining moment was a 4th and 2 conversion at the Lions 37 where he hit Randle-El on a slant that ended at the Detroit one.. Campbell had fumbled a snap on the previous play and had either been hit or kicked in the face.. The Skins needed a time out to let Campbell collect himself.. Todd Collins was warming up just in case.. Campbell held a towel to his nose to help ease whatever swelling or bleeding was occuring at the time..

CB Carlos Rogers had an intercpetion for a touchdown in the waning moments of the game, his first as a Redskin.. Teammates have mercilessly kidded Rogers for drops of previous INT opportunities..

For the second straight game the Skins had a 14 point halftime lead at home.. A number of players I talked to said the locker room was different this time after blowing the game against the Giants saying the team talked openly about finishing this time around..
Washington had a tremendous ammount of success throwing on first down against Detroit, to which Al Saunders only said his team was looking for balance..

The Skins play three of their next four away from home starting next Sunday in Green Bay..


Blogger The Marketer said...

When do we hear about ARE's injury status?

5:26 AM  
Blogger Covering The Redskins said...

tonight during Gibbs presser

8:48 AM  

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