- The Washington Times - Monday, November 24, 2008

UP-DOWNS

Jim Zorn — up

A happy homecoming at expense of his mentor

Mike Holmgren — down

Farewell tour hits another roadblock

Ladell Betts — down

Fourth-quarter fumble could have been a killer

Shawn Springs — up

Clinching interception brightens rough season for veteran cornerback

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Clinton Portis

He has been banged-up and wasn’t much of a factor the last two games. But with 143 yards on a season-high 29 carries, the durable running back re-emerged — albeit against a shaky defense — as the Redskins’ primary weapon.

PLAY OF THE GAME

Score: Redskins 20, Seahawks 17

Quarter: Fourth, 1:28 remaining

Situation: Seahawks’ ball, first-and-10, Seattle 22-yard line

The play: After Ladell Betts’ fumble gave the Seahawks late hope, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck dropped back and threw in the general direction of nobody except cornerback Shawn Springs, whose interception sealed the game for the Redskins.

UP NEXT

NEW YORK GIANTS at WASHINGTON REDSKINS

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.

Where: FedEx Field

TV/radio: Ch. 5, ESPN 980

Outlook: The Redskins squeezed out a 20-17 road win over the weak Seattle Seahawks on Sunday but will face a different test against the Giants, who won the first meeting 16-7 in Week 1. Missing bullish running back Brandon Jacobs and top receiver Plaxico Burress, the Giants on Sunday beat the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals 37-29 in the desert to win their sixth straight and run their conference-best record to 10-1. The Redskins were gashed for 103 yards on just 14 carries by Seattle backup Maurice Morris, so a possible return by Jacobs doesn’t bode well. Giants quarterback Eli Manning was 26-for-33 for 240 yards and three touchdowns.

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