- The Washington Times - Friday, September 5, 2008

THE BUZZ

JIM ZORN down

A little different view from the top, eh, coach?

JASON CAMPBELL down

It was clear it would take time but still …

FRED SMOOT down

Back injury might not have been the worst of it

JASON TAYLOR side

Plays the whole game on a sore knee but rarely makes his presence felt

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Plaxico Burress

Talk about having a good day. Before the game, the Giants wide receiver signed a two-year contract extension that included $11 million up front. Then he caught a career-high 10 passes for 133 yards to help the Giants beat the Redskins.

PLAY OF THE GAME

Score: Redskins 0, Giants 0

Quarter: First, 10:55 remaining

Situation: Giants’ ball, third-and-10 at the Washington 17

The play: Under heavy pressure from blitzing safety Reed Doughty, Giants quarterback Eli Manning spotted Plaxico Burress and barely got his pass away. The throw was high, and Burress, who curled in front of Fred Smoot, tipped the ball. Smoot hit Burress, who made the catch and held on even after LaRon Landry arrived to try to strip the ball. The Giants had a first down on the Washington 6 to set up the Giants’ only touchdown.

UP NEXT

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS at WASHINGTON REDSKINS

When: Sept. 14, 1 p.m.

Where: FedEx Field

TV/radio: Ch. 5, ESPN 980

Outlook: The Saints play Tampa Bay on Sunday seeking a better start than last year, when they lost their first four games. With quarterback Drew Brees, new tight end Jeremy Shockey and the running back tandem of Reggie Bush and Deuce McAllister (back from injury), the Saints have a high-powered offense. The defense was shaky last year, but several free agent and draft acquisitions might help.

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