Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Week 5: Redskins 34, Lions 3

Okay so the Lions are well the Lions (0-21 all-time on the road against Washington). However, they came into this game after dropping 34 points in the 4th quarter against the Bears last week. Given the collapse against the Giants two weeks ago, sitting through this game didn't feel like the laugher the final score indicated.

Leading 14-3 in the 3rd quarter it looked like a repeat of week 3 might unfold. Then the defense sprang up and Andre Carter sacked John Kitna for a safety and the Skins unleashed 20 points and finished off the Lions. Carlos Rogers added to the defensive scoring with a late pick returned for a touchdown.

As much as the defense stepped up, so did Jason Campbell make a giant leap forward in becoming the star he should be, 26-29, 248 yards, 2 TD. Not bad for a kid who has started only 11 NFL games.

Looks like Joe Gibbs took my advice. Mike Sellers had two touchdowns and the play of the game knocking Kenoy Kennedy three yards backwards.

Offense: B+
Defense: A
Special Teams: A

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