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Robert Turner started at right guard ahead of fifth-round pick Watkins in the opener and moved to center after Wells was hurt. If available, Watkins is likely to get his first start at right guard this week against the Redskins after subbing at that position last week.

The unheralded Gibson, who emerged as a starter ahead of rookies Brian Quick and Chris Givens, had a showcase 23-yard touchdown reception for the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter.

“I’m just out here playing the game, man. That’s all,” Gibson said. “I think I’m pretty well-rounded. I just want to make plays when my number’s called.”

Maybe this week.

“At the end of the day, we want to win,” wide receiver Danny Amendola said. “We feel like we have guys in this locker room that can win games.”

Moral victory? “No. Absolutely not.”

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