- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 18, 2007

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Jason Campbell

Toward the end of a shaky first half, working behind a patchwork offensive line and playing on the road before a raucous crowd at Lincoln Financial Field, Campbell overcame poor clock management and penalties to generate a 10-play, 73-yard drive in the final seconds before halftime for a touchdown that gave the Redskins the lead for good and seemed to suck the life out of the stadium.

PLAY OF THE GAME

Quarter: Second, 0:14 remaining

Score: Eagles 6, Redskins 3

Situation: Redskins’ ball, second-and-goal on the Philadelphia 16-yard line

The play: After poor clock management led to a delay of game penalty, two false starts and a timeout by Andy Reid after the Redskins brought the field goal unit on, Joe Gibbs changed his mind and went for a touchdown. He got it. Chris Cooley ran a corner route, exploited poor pass coverage and caught a perfect pass from Jason Campbell to give the Redskins a 10-6 lead.

THE BUZZ

RANDY THOMAS: DOWN

Redskins guard joins linemate Jon Jansen on the sideline

TODD WADE: UP

Eagles pass rusher Jevon Kearse had a sack, but the play did not appear to be the fault of the veteran lineman, who did a fine job filling in for Jansen

DONOVAN MCNABB: DOWN

With no help from his receivers, he might be near the end of the line in Philadelphia

UP NEXT

WASHINGTON REDSKINS vs. NEW YORK GIANTS

Sunday, 4:15 p.m.

Where: FedEx Field

TV/radio: Chs. 5, 45, AM-730, FM-92.7, FM-94.3, FM-100.3

Outlook: The Redskins are facing a team in apparent disarray: Giants coach Tom Coughlin officially earned the “embattled” tag after his team’s 35-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers in their home opener Sunday.

Coughlin, whose hard-edged ways have irked many, including former running back Tiki Barber, was on the brink heading into the season, and the 0-2 start (the Giants lost to Dallas in Week 1) doesn’t help. Injuries have played a role, but that doesn’t entirely explain how the defense has yielded 80 points, a franchise record for the first two games of a season.

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