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The Force is with Redskins
In a game in which 37 points are scored, the highlights figure to be touchdown runs, touchdown catches and touchdown passes.
The highlight of yesterday’s 34-3 win by the Washington Redskins over the Detroit Lions, however, was a 24-yard completion thrown by quarterback Jason Campbell with his team 70 yards away from the end zone.
That’s because the pass was to Mike Sellers. Big things seem to happen when the 6-foot-3, 284-pound Sellers gets the ball.
“He is a very unique individual,” coach Joe Gibbs said. “He is a force.”
“The Force” took the pass from Campbell in the second quarter, squared his shoulders, headed downfield and delivered a hit that was all over the Internet within two hours after the game.
Sellers laid out Lions safety Kenoy Kennedy, who, while lying in a heap on the ground as Sellers tried to make his way over the body, still managed to trip The Force and bring him down.
But the damage was done: Mike Sellers set the tone for what to expect from the Redskins yesterday at FedEx Field.
The hit was Marion Motley-like. It was Jim Brown-like, Larry Csonka-like, Walter Payton-like.
“Honestly, I don’t know how bad it was, because I usually hit people,” Sellers said. “So for me, it wasn’t anything different. Apparently, I ran over him from what I understand.”
Yes, Mike, apparently you did.
Sellers, who missed some practice late in the week with a heel injury, wasn’t done, though.
The 24-yard pass play helped move the ball down the field and, on first-and-goal at the Detroit 1, Sellers took the ball in to give Washington a 14-0 lead.
Sellers, whose primary role has been as a blocking back and special teams player, finished with five carries for 24 yards and one touchdown and three receptions for 36 yards and another touchdown — the most he has touched the ball in any game in his eight-year NFL career.
The Force wants to touch it some more.
“He has asked me from day one that he wants to be involved, carrying the ball,” Gibbs said.
By Joy Overbeck
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