- The Washington Times - Monday, October 6, 2008

UP-DOWNS

JASON CAMPBELL up

Breaks Joe Theismann’s team record for consecutive passes without an interception — and wins again

ANDRE CARTER up

Big stop on Brian Westbrook typifies splendid effort by the Redskins’ defense



CHRIS COOLEY up

Makes Eagles pay for keying on Santana Moss

DONOVAN MCNABB down

Philadelphia QB outplayed by the younger Campbell, but he’s not getting much help

PLAYER OF THE GAME

CLINTON PORTIS

Portis ran around, over and through the league’s No. 1 rushing defense, leading the Redskins’ balanced attack with 145 yards on 29 carries, a touchdown and a huge first down on fourth-and-1 late in the game.

PLAY OF THE GAME

Score: Eagles 14, Redskins 9

Quarter: Third

Situation: Redskins’ ball, first-and-10 at the Philadelphia 18 with 8:16 remaining

The play: Wide receiver Antwaan Randle El went in motion left, then came back toward the right at the snap and took a handoff from quarterback Jason Campbell on an apparent end-around.

But Randle El, a former college quarterback, stopped, spotted tight end Chris Cooley with a step on linebacker Stewart Bradley and threw. The pass found Cooley open at the 8, and he made it into the end zone to give the Redskins the lead for the first time. They wouldn’t give it up.

UP NEXT

ST. LOUIS RAMS at WASHINGTON REDSKINS

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.

Where: FedEx Field

TV/radio: Ch. 5, ESPN 980

Outlook: After beating Philadelphia on the road Sunday, the Redskins (4-1) look like one of the best teams in the NFL. Without a doubt, the Rams are one of the worst. Mired in disarray and an 0-4 start, the team fired coach Scott Linehan last week and replaced him with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, whose first move was to reinstate benched quarterback Marc Bulger.

None of this is likely to matter, though. The Rams, who had a bye Sunday, ranked 30th in offense and 31st in defense going into Week 5. Opponents have exceeded 30 points in each of the last seven games.

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