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Redskins trail by 2 at halftime

Washington had a chance to go into halftime with a lead over the division rival Philadelphia Eagles thanks to a Santana Moss touchdown and a defense that came up with a key stop after a turnover. Instead, a questionable decision and late turnover left the Redskins trailing by two at the break.

Washington was driving as the first quarter came to a close and it continued to move the ball after the break, with Jason Campbell finding both second-year wide receivers, Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly, on key receptions.

On third-and-9, Campbell hit Thomas for a gain of 12 to keep the drive alive, then facing third-and-2 from the 31, Campbell nicely placed a pass just over the cornerback and into Kelly's hands down the right sideline for a gain of 27.

Two plays later, Campbell found Santana Moss in the slot for a four-yard touchdown that gave Washington a 14-10 lead.

Following that score, both teams failed to put much together on the next few drives. Washington failed to capitalize on field position when a penalty put them at the Eagles 40-yard line to start a drive, and after taking over again following another Philadelphia punt, Jason Campbell threw an interception to Asante Samuel on a poor pass in the slot.

That pick gave the Eagles the ball at the Redskins' 21, but Washington held the Eagles to a field goal and maintained the lead, 14-13.

The Redskins took over with just under a minute remaining in the half and looked to put more points on the board. Instead, after a false start and two passes, Campbell threw another interception and gave the Eagles the ball at Washington's 28-yard line.

Philadelphia got a 41-yard field goal from David Akers and took a 16-14 lead.

With one second left on the clock, the Redskins again opted to look to take a shot. The half ended with Campbell thrown to the ground for a 10 yard loss and Washington went into the locker room trailing by two.

By Paul Tenorio  |  November 29, 2009; 2:36 PM ET
 
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Comments

booo for giving easy points to the eagles...

Posted by: snydercash4clunkers | November 29, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: League-Source | November 29, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

RRRRRRR! I hate spending my Sundays watching a bad football team. But I can't do anything about being a 'Skins fan.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 29, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Todd Collins may stink but he couldn't do any worse than Jason I'm Completely Incompetent Campbell. My 13 year old could do as well. Replace this guy with the water boy-- with anyone. Enough already.

Posted by: dovelevine | November 29, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

W T F did we do to wind up with so many teams that stink?? Seriously!!

Posted by: dovelevine | November 29, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

"skins allow least amount of points in the NFL in the second half"

thanks for the jinxing, kenny albert.

Posted by: kman2 | November 29, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

true Realness...
Best players on this team only play when the fat contract players are injured. Totally different philosophy of the top teams in the NFL.. Best players from practice each week start on Sunday.. (see Giants and Patriots as examples).
Skins play the players that they have the highest investment in... Its Snyder's philosophy that treats players as investment properties and not developmental personnel. Its also why the better head coaches passed on becoming the REdskins Head Coach... +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

All Soup lovers' true feelings....

In DC, TC has a better winning percentage, QB rating and TD %, and is the only QB on the roster to lead the team to the playoffs. Years of winning wasted on a perennial losing, choking QB. The excuses change but the QB does not. The best players don't play on this team and the record gets worse by the week. Awfully shameful and disappointing.

Posted by: Realness1 | November 29, 2009 2:34 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | November 29, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

@PAskinsfan17 -

All white people have African ancestry (anthropologists believe we all came out of Africa). If you had polled them in certain parts of this country until very recently, they would have had no problem with calling a team "the N*ggers". So we should just ignore what the dictionary definition of the word is ("a pejorative slur for [particular people]")?

The denial is pretty deep amongst you guys, isn't it.

Posted by: B2O2 | November 29, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone explain why w/ 42 seconds left they aren't taking shots down the field? At least if its picked off, they're not at the 20.

When will Sherman Lewis answer for his play calling decisions?

Running backs & o-line are looking good so far. When CP comes back & doesn't have a good game, people will want answers.

Posted by: rich-mons | November 29, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

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