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Redskins come up with big play, trail 17-14

The Redskins had a problem with giving up the big play in the first quarter, but in the second quarter it was Washington that turned in the big play.

The Redskins narrowly avoided another huge pass play at the start of the second quarter, as Kyle Orton missed a wide-open Eddie Royal down the field on third-and-16 for what would have been a 79-yard touchdown pass.

Neither offense was able to move the ball on their next drives, but Washington took over on its own 41-yard line after Santana Moss was taken down by his facemask on a punt return.

Jason Campbell scrambled for 13 yards, and Quinton Ganther, a running back who was only recently added to the roster, took a short pass for an 18-yard gain. Two incompletions and an intentional grounding had the Redskins facing fourth and 20 from the Denver 35-yard line, however, and the Redskins sent out their field goal team.
In a bizarre sequence, Washington showed a fake and then called time out. Coming out of the break, however, the Redskins went back to the fake and punter/holder Hunter Smith took the snap and rolled right looking for a pass. With the receivers seemingly covered, Smith stopped and threw all the way back across the field to fullback Mike Sellers for a surprising 35-yard touchdown pass that tied the game at 14.

Denver responded to the touchdown with an 18-play drive that moved from their own 11-yard line all the way inside the Redskins ten-yard line before stalling with two consecutive incompletions and a short run from Orton.

The Broncos settled for a 24-yard Matt Prater field goal and went into the half with a 17-14 lead.

By Paul Tenorio  |  November 15, 2009; 2:34 PM ET
 
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"DOWNTOWN" CHOLLY BROWN!!!!

Posted by: rickyroge | November 15, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

first

Posted by: snoopylad | November 15, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

ok..admit it.. who on this board is a life long Skins fan but, quietly wishes the Skins continue to lose.. in order to improve the chances of blowing it up (team and Mgmt) in the offseason?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | November 15, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

NEVER!!!!

Posted by: rickyroge | November 15, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

If anything in an indictment of Vinny and Zorn, it is all those empty seats.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 15, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

ok so backup QB that hasn't taken a snap. we better win. Simms doesnt even have a spleen. how can we let a QB without a spleen beat us?

Posted by: kman2 | November 15, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm liking Davis!

Posted by: rickyroge | November 15, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Never is right Ricky! Hail!

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 15, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

it's one thing to hope to lose if we know our team will improve with failure, and high draft picks. but when we have no faith in either of those happening, i'll be loyal and root for my team regardless of the consequences.

Posted by: kman2 | November 15, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

ok..admit it.. who on this board is a life long Skins fan but, quietly wishes the Skins continue to lose.. in order to improve the chances of blowing it up (team and Mgmt) in the offseason?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | November 15, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse


If we went 2-14, I'd say "well at least we'll get a good draft pick," but there's no way I can root against the skins.

Posted by: LaVarWaltClark | November 15, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Nice way to walk into a sack. No pocket presence.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 15, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Throw the damn ball...at least away!

Posted by: rickyroge | November 15, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

If we beat dallas twice, I'll take the rest of the games as losses. No question.

Posted by: aaronharman | November 15, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Another thing Ricky has in common with me is that we both think Jason Campbell is horrible. ;)

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

i cant remember any team rely on the stretch play as much as the redskins have this season. when we get 0 on 1st down, it's an automatic punt situation.

Posted by: kman2 | November 15, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Beep Beep

Knew we could not get through this day w/out a poll.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 15, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I don't get it, everyone complains about the bad oline not being able to protect JC. But the oline has been for the most part good today and he still misses wide open guys, what's his problem?

The defense is very shaky..

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

One of the greatest indictments of Cerrato is that with Campbell playing this poorly, there is no QB waiting behind him that we could put in that would take JC's job and never look back!

Posted by: rickyroge | November 15, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

another thing you two have in common, staying on this thread too long. move along.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 15, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

You know what it is rachel...it's Jason Campbell...

I'm not saying these are the HOGS, but JC:

1) Holds the Ball too Long!
2) Locks in on Receivers!

The Oline is playing well today...but look what JC has done with it!

Posted by: rickyroge | November 15, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

I am a lifelong fan that wants the Skins to lose the rest of their games. It's the quickest way to make Snyder lose money.

Posted by: knight1977 | November 15, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Curzon...

Don't hate the player...hate the game!

Posted by: rickyroge | November 15, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

JC since the opening drive has not done anything. He has in fact missed 2 open receivers for TD and in my opinion deserves to be benched.
Don't count on him to get the Skins back in this game.

Posted by: JeanJak | November 15, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

why do we always run that damn stretch play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!on 4th and short

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 15, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Well I am hoping that Denver wins, if only to make it harder for Cerrato to keep his job.

Posted by: jiacinto | November 15, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

I thought they took the play calling away from Zorn??

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | November 15, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

my thoughts exactly..
No chance of going to the playoffs and Losing increases the chances of blowing it up..
++++++++++++++++

Well I am hoping that Denver wins, if only to make it harder for Cerrato to keep his job.

Posted by: jiacinto | November 15, 2009 3:05 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | November 15, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know why Dan Dierdorf still has a job - he has been, still is and always will be, the WORST Network Announcer on TV

Posted by: Stevida | November 15, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Can somone PLEASE tell me what Randle-lost-the-handle is doing returning punts? Rock Cartwright is perfectly able, and not going to let a ball bounce, giving the kicker a 65yrd kick! -M

Posted by: Blueslegend | November 15, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

this is a local broadcast (DC and Denver), Dierdorf is now on the lowest rung for this network.. He doesnt do the national broadcasts.
++++++++++++++++++++++

Does anyone know why Dan Dierdorf still has a job - he has been, still is and always will be, the WORST Network Announcer on TV

Posted by: Stevida | November 15, 2009 3:11 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | November 15, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Can someone tells me why I am wasting a beautiful sunny day outside to watch a sure lost for the Skins?
Waiting as usual and on cue for JC to give up the untimely turnover, and a usual sturdy defense to not be able to stop anyone and their grandma.

Posted by: JeanJak | November 15, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Clinton has been exposed!!! It wasnt all the OLine's fault.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | November 15, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Why dont they blitz!

Posted by: BJ921 | November 15, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

YES! a turnover now just keep the pressure on simms BLitz Baby Blitz!

Posted by: BJ921 | November 15, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

lets use the run to setup the pass i believe we are wearing them down. get them down and keep pushing!

Posted by: BJ921 | November 15, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

This is the new running back tandem betts and cartwright seems like the offensive line is getting great push and control!

Posted by: BJ921 | November 15, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

OK lets Blitz and put on yhe pressure! And no short field.

Posted by: BJ921 | November 15, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

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