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Three New England penalties helped keep the Redskins in the game.

1. CB Devin McCourty committed pass interference against WR Jabar Gaffney on a slant on third-and-18 in the first quarter. Just dumb. That extended the drive that resulted in the Redskins‘ first touchdown.

2. DE Andre Carter’s questionable roughing-the-passer penalty negated CB Devin McCourty’s interception in the second quarter. The Redskins went on to kick a field goal.

3. NT Vince Wilfork was flagged for unnecessary roughness for drilling RB Evan Royster, who had slipped 4 yards behind the line of scrimmage on a screen pass. Another dumb penalty. That turned third-and-14 at the New England 33 into first-and-10 from the 18. The Redskins finished that drive with a touchdown.