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Tennessee took over at its 37 and drove all the way to the Washington, 9 thanks to two completions from Collins to Brandon Jones.

However, cornerback Shawn Springs and Rocky McIntosh, a first-year starter at weakside linebacker, caused an incompletion on third-and-seven.

Rookie John Vaughn’s 27-yard field goal try was wide right, keeping the score at 3-0.

Washington’s starting offense minus Betts and Moss came back out for its fourth series but couldn’t generate a first down. The starting defense minus Taylor and the front four then held the Titans without a first down on its fourth and final series with help from the officials missing a facemask penalty on McIntosh.

Former starter Mark Brunell relieved Campbell to start the second half but produced just four first downs in four series.

Reserve defensive end Jamaal Green injured his left shoulder tackling running back Chris Henry with 3:10 left in the third quarter.

Third-string quarterback Tim Rattay drove the Titans 75 yards in the fourth quarter to set up Vaughn’s 39-yarder that made it 6-0.

Gibbs kept Brunell in the lineup on the field until the final 4:16 when veteran Todd Collins received the first shot in the battle with rookie Jordan Palmer for the No. 3 quarterback job. Collins connected with tight end Eric Edwards on two passes to move the Redskins to the Tennessee 16 with 2:04 left. A toss to rookie fullback Pete Schmitt put the ball at the 1, setting up Mason’s touchdown.