- The Washington Times - Monday, December 14, 2009

UP-DOWNS

FRED DAVIS [up]

Second-year tight end coming into his own

QUINTON GANTHER [up]

Fourth different starting running back returns home, does the job

JAMARCUS RUSSELL [down]

He can’t come off the bench either

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Brian Orakpo

The Redskins linebacker came into the game leading all rookies in sacks and totaled four more against the Raiders.

PLAY OF THE GAME

Score: Washington 10, Oakland 10

Quarter: Second, 1:01 remaining

Situation: Redskins’ ball, second-and-10 on the Oakland 17

The play: Lining up in the shotgun without a huddle, Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell took the snap, stepped up in the pocket and lofted a pass over Raiders safety Mike Mitchell and into the arms of tight end Fred Davis in the left corner of the end zone, giving Washington the lead for good.

UP NEXT

New York Giants at Washington Redskins

When: Monday, Dec. 21, 8:30 p.m.

Where: FedEx Field

TV/radio: ESPN, Ch. 20, ESPN 980

Outlook: Finally expanding on a fourth-quarter lead, the Redskins beat Oakland and snapped a three-game losing streak. The spotty Giants played Philadelphia on Sunday night in a crucial game for both teams. New York started 5-0 but lost five of six before beating Dallas last week. With middle linebacker Antonio Pierce out for the season and a weak pass rush, the defense has not played well. Running back Brandon Jacobs had yet to post a 100-yard game, and quarterback Eli Manning has been inconsistent while dealing with a foot injury.

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