- The Washington Times - Monday, November 24, 2008


Clinton Portis ran hard and eventually wore down the Seahawks for 143 yards on 29 carries to regain the NFL rushing lead. Backup runner Ladell Betts scored his first touchdown, but his fumble with 1:28 left could have been disastrous.


Jason Campbell was sacked twice early and fumbled once, but tackle Chris Samuels recovered it. Campbell got going and finished 20-for-33 for 206 yards and a touchdown. Santana Moss had four catches for 72 yards and drew a pass-interference penalty that set up Betts’ touchdown.


The Redskins were gashed way too often by Maurice Morris. Lorenzo Alexander made a couple of plays in place of injured backup tackle Anthony Montgomery. Tackle Cornelius Griffin left twice with what appeared to be recurrences of his sprained shoulder.


LaRon Landry had a diving interception. Shawn Springs, back from a four-game absence with a calf injury, was beaten twice by Bobby Engram before ending the game with his first interception of the year. Alexander and Rocky McIntosh each had a sack.


Kicker Shaun Suisham was short on a makable field goal for the second straight game. He later hit two chip shots. Punter Ryan Plackemeier had a subpar day. Danny Smith’s usually superb kickoff coverage unit had all kinds of trouble with former Maryland standout Josh Wilson.


This was an emotional day for Jim Zorn, one of just eight players in the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor. It took him a while to find his groove, but he did so in the last two-plus quarters. The Redskins remain one of four teams not to score 30 points in a game, but they survived the lowly Seahawks’ upset bid.

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