- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 3, 2008

TODAY ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM

Redskins Red Zone: Redskins beat writer Ryan O’Halloran and Channel 4’s Lindsay Czarniak conduct their weekly debate.

TODAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

No. 8 Kansas (11-1) plays No. 5 Virginia Tech (11-2) in the Orange Bowl. 8 p.m., Chs. 5, 45

LOCAL POWER RANKINGS

1. MATT HASSELBECK

Two years ago, the Redskins’ main concern was Shaun Alexander. It shouldn’t be this time around. Hasselbeck set team records with 352 attempts, 562 completions and 3,966 yards.

2. TODD COLLINS

Hasselbeck’s opposite number is the surging Collins, who hasn’t lost since taking over for Jason Campbell. And because Seattle is decent against the run, it’s up to Collins to lead the Redskins.

3. MIKE GREEN

With two goals against Ottawa on Tuesday, the Capitals defenseman is tied for second on the team with 10 red-lighters. On a team short on playmakers, his aggressiveness is needed.

4. SEAN GLENNON

Who knows whether the Centreville resident will start for Virginia Tech tonight against Kansas? But he will play. A good game will cap a topsy-turvy year that includes 1,636 yards and 11 touchdown passes.

5. DAJUAN SUMMERS

A 6-foot-8 sophomore with 3-point range, it’s Summers (not Roy Hibbert) who paces Georgetown in scoring (12.5 points). The Hoyas open Big East play Saturday at Rutgers.

TWT FIVE TOP REDSKINS PLAYS DURING FOUR-GAME WINNING STREAK

1. Todd Collins’ 16-yard TD pass to Ladell Betts. Leading Chicago 17-13 with three minutes remaining, Collins sealed the game on third-and-6 by hitting Betts down the left hash mark.

2. Clinton Portis’ 31-yard run at the Giants. When it appeared the Redskins would run out the clock, Portis broke free (with a 15-yard penalty tacked on). A field goal made it 16-3 at halftime.

3. Kedric Golston’s safety at Minnesota. A play after the Redskins were stuffed at the 1-yard line, Golston stuffed Tony Richardson for the safety. It was the first two of 25 straight points.

4. Shawn Springs’ interception at Minnesota. It was the Redskins’ third takeaway of the first half. Two plays later, Collins hit Moss for a 32-yard touchdown to make it 16-0 Washington.

5. Santana Moss’ 42-yard touchdown catch. Moss got open down the right side and caught Collins’ pass in stride to extend the lead over Dallas to 27-3 and clinch the playoff spot.

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