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“Maybe I’m not somebody’s favorite,” he said. “I don’t know. I promise you, I’m clueless. I just show up to work every day ready to work and ready to play football on Sundays.”

Smoot said he did not talk about the situation with anyone.

“Maybe someone will talk to me,” he said.

Wasted effort

With an interception and a forced fumble, Redskins safety LaRon Landry did all he could to try to bring the Redskins back from a 17-0 deficit. They got to within seven points but no closer.

“We still had to complete our job,” he said. “We still were down. … We hung in there, but we lost. Those plays are in the past to me. If we had won the game, OK, I made great plays, and they would have helped the team get back in it. But we lost, and it don’t mean [expletive].”

Springs, Golston sit

Cornerback Shawn Springs missed a seventh game with a strained left calf and defensive tackle Kedric Golston sat out a second straight week with bone spurs in both ankles.

Running back Clinton Portis (neck, ribs, knee), linebacker London Fletcher (foot), defensive end Andre Carter (foot), offensive tackle Chris Samuels (knee) and defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin (shoulder) were in the lineup Sunday night.

Washington’s other inactives were linebacker Marcus Washington (high ankle sprain), offensive linemen Jason Fabini and Chad Rinehart, tight end Fred Davis and defensive end Erasmus James.

All five Baltimore starters who missed practice time during the week - running back Willis McGahee, offensive tackle Jared Gaither, receiver Derrick Mason, cornerback Samari Rolle and safety Ed Reed - were in the lineup.