- The Washington Times - Monday, October 5, 2009

UP-DOWNS

JASON CAMPBELL [down]

Three interceptions, two TD passes, one lost fumble and a whole bunch of questions

AQIB TALIB [side]

Buccaneers cornerback records three interceptions but is burned by Santana Moss

CLINTON PORTIS [up]

Just misses 100 yards but finally gives Redskins semblance of running game

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Santana Moss

Quiet for most of the game like the rest of the Redskins’ offense, the veteran wide receiver came to life with one big play, a 59-yard touchdown catch from Jason Campbell late in the third quarter that gave Washington its first lead of the game.

PLAY OF THE GAME

Score: Tampa Bay 10, Washington 9

Quarter: Third, 1:29 remaining

Situation: Redskins’ ball, first-and-10 on the Washington 41

The play: As quarterback Jason Campbell faked to running back Clinton Portis, Moss, who was split out to the right, broke downfield. Moss put a double move on cornerback Aqib Talib to gain separation. Campbell, unhurried, threw downfield and hit Moss in stride for a 59-yard touchdown. The Redskins led for the first time 16-10.

UP NEXT

Washington Redskins (2-2) at Carolina Panthers (0-3)

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.

Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

TV/radio: Ch. 5, ESPN 980

Outlook: After going 12-4 in 2008, the Panthers, who had a welcome bye Sunday, are one of the biggest busts in the league. The primary culprit is quarterback Jake Delhomme, who has seven interceptions, two touchdowns and a 54.3 passer rating, dead last in the league heading into Sunday’s games. But he has received little help from his receivers, his supposedly vaunted running game or his defense. The Redskins bounced back from their embarrassing loss to Detroit with a shaky win over Tampa Bay, but the dreadful Buccaneers should not have posed that much of a challenge.


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