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Question of the Day
RUN OFFENSE C+
The starting running back had a third straight sluggish Sunday. The past two weeks it had been Rock Cartwright, who had run so well in relief against Denver. This week it was Quinton Ganther, who had sparkled off the bench the past two games. But he got it going in the second half and finished with 50 yards.
PASS OFFENSE A-
Jason Campbell finished 16-for-28 for 222 yards and two touchdowns to tight end Fred Davis as part of another solid day. Ganther scooted 42 yards with a screen to set up Davis’ first score. Devin Thomas’ 29-yard catch-and-run set up the other. The protection left much to be desired.
RUN DEFENSE A
When the opponent’s longest run is a 10-yard scramble, the run defense had a good day. Andre Carter continued his surprisingly strong play against the run. Kedric Golston, Phillip Daniels, London Fletcher, Rocky McIntosh and Reed Doughty chipped in as well for a unit missing injured tackle Albert Haynesworth.
PASS DEFENSE B-
LaRon Landry was toasted by Darren McFadden for two long catches and had another one by Zach Miller wiped out by instant replay, but he also had a pick. Carlos Rogers and Doughty also whiffed in coverage for a secondary missing injured top corner DeAngelo Hall. Brian Orakpo had four sacks, and Carter had two.
SPECIAL TEAMS D+
New kicker Graham Gano hit his first field goal try from 46 yards and nailed another from 41, but it’s a bad game for the NFC’s best coverage units when he made two tackles and snapper Ethan Albright had another. Antwaan Randle El muffed a fourth-quarter punt after the outcome had been decided.
After playing four straight good games against contenders Denver, Dallas, Philadelphia and New Orleans, Washington was due for a letdown against lagging Oakland, and that’s what happened for much of the day. But with some breaks on calls and the injury to Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski, Jim Zorn’s team managed to prevail.
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