- The Washington Times - Monday, September 24, 2007

THE BUZZ

REDSKINS’ OFFENSE: DOWN

Campbell and Co. might not have scored any TDs if the defense hadn’t set them up with turnovers.

TOM COUGHLIN: UP

Embattled Giants coach is safe — for at least one more week.

THROWBACK UNIFORMS: UP

Was that Billy Kilmer or Jason Campbell in the No. 17 canary yellow uniform?

PLAY OF THE GAME

Quarter: Fourth, 0:25 remaining

Score: Giants 24, Redskins 17

Situation: Redskins’ ball, fourth-and-goal at the New York 1.

The play: Ladell Betts took Jason Campbell’s handoff on the left side and was met quickly by Giants linebacker Kawika Mitchell. Linebacker Antonio Pierce dropped Betts for a 2-yard loss that ended the Redskins’ comeback attempt.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

PLAXICO BURRESS

The Giants receiver exploited the Redskins’ secondary with his explosiveness and 6-foot-5 frame. Burress caught two passes of 15 yards each to set up New York’s first touchdown, a 23-yarder that led to the game-tying touchdown and a 33-yarder for the game-winning touchdown.

SHARING THE LOAD

Clinton Portis

No.YdsAvgTDLong

Yesterday

14604.3116

Season

482274.6319

Portis could have used a tip from coach Janky Spanky about holding on to the ball — his fourth-quarter fumble cost the Redskins the game.

Ladell Betts

No.YdsAvgTDLong

Yesterday

791.3013

Season

30822.7013

Betts shared the workload with Portis in the opener but wasn’t a factor yesterday until he failed to score on the final two plays.

UP NEXT

DETROIT LIONS at WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Oct. 7, 1 p.m.

Where: FedEx Field

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

Outlook: The Lions jumped to a 2-0 start this season, but the Eagles brought them back to earth yesterday in Philadelphia — hard. The Eagles racked up 478 yards and 42 points in the first half en route to a 56-21 laugher.

The Lions have big-time weapons in wideouts Roy Williams, Calvin Johnson, Shaun McDonald and Mike Furrey, plus quarterback Jon Kitna and running back Tatum Bell.

But giving Redskins offensive mastermind Al Saunders two weeks to come up with ways to shred the Lions poor-us defense is unfair. Redskins coach Joe Gibbs is 11-0 against Detroit.

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