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Redskins trail by 3 at the half

The Redskins had moved into Kansas City territory and started the quarter with a three-yard run from Clinton Portis to set up a third and 3 from the 40-yard line, but Jason Campbell's pass intended for tight end Chris Cooley missed its target and the Redskins punted, pinning Kansas City back at its own five-yard line.

The field position advantage was immediately wiped out when Matt Cassel completed a 16-yard pass to Bobby Wade to move the Chiefs out to the 21-yard line. A holding penalty on third and 1 pushed Kansas City back to its own 20 and an incomplete pass forced a punt.

Following an 11-yard punt return from Santana Moss, the Redskins started at their own 41-yard line but again the offense was unable to do anything - going three and out and punting.

The Chiefs then put together the first scoring drive of the game, moving 65-yards on 10 plays in 4 minutes 46 seconds to set up a 39-yard field goal from Ryan Succop to take a 3-0 lead.

The drive was jumpstarted by a questionable roughing the passer call on Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who was flagged for landing with all of his body weight on the quarterback, and featured strong runs from Larry Johnson, who broke off carries of 17 and 10 yards.

The Redskins went three and out again on their next drive, this time seeing the series end when Jason Campbell was sacked for a loss of six on third and five. The Chiefs, too, went three and out and Washington started with its two-minute drill.

The drive started out with promise as Campbell hit Fred Davis for a 12-yard gain on second down and then found Portis for nine yards and Antwaan Randle El for 17. Washingto moved to the Kansas City 46-yard line, but took way too much time off the clock after a two-yard run and followed that up with a short four-yard dump off to Portis.

With the ball on the 36-yard line, Washington opted not to try a 54-yard field goal and instead went to the end zone, but Campbell was intercepted to end the half and the Redskins jogged into the locker room with zero points cascaded by yet another chorus of boos from the home fans.

By Paul Tenorio  |  October 18, 2009; 2:25 PM ET
 
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Comments

Take the Redskins 2nd half bet -3 BIG. Bet the house.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 18, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Is the game being shown online anywhere?

yes i'm a masochist

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 18, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Ironically, this was the first year I was "ready for some football."

Posted by: fan-o-matic | October 18, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Great stuff....

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 18, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm starting to get the feeling our offense is not very good.

Posted by: freakzilla | October 18, 2009 2:29 PM

Posted by: freakzilla | October 18, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

If Todd Collins isn't under center at the start of the 3rd I'm going to take a dump on the bar of glory days and start throwing it at the cops across the bar.

Posted by: murphyz | October 18, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I've long been a Campbell defender, but it's getting harder and harder.

Yes, there are a lot of other problems on this team, but with the O-line in this state, we can't afford a QB who is actually hurting the offense.

I hate to say it, but I think if we want to salvage anything out of this season, it's time to look a Todd Collins.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | October 18, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

The only thing more embarrassing than JC is Zorn and Jason Reid's devotion to him.

HE STINKS.

Posted by: MylesMonroe | October 18, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

This team won't win until we hear this: "Balloon Boy to Archuleta for 6!"

Posted by: fan-o-matic | October 18, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Can someone wake me up when we've lost?

Posted by: mikeysuperdons | October 18, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Let us know how that goes, murphyz.

Posted by: freakzilla | October 18, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

These mf'ing bamas SUCK asscheeks!

Posted by: RedDMV | October 18, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell in the first half: 46.1 rating.

God help us.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 18, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Collins is in........

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 18, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Todd Collins.

Posted by: fushezzi | October 18, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

COLLINS!!!!!!

Posted by: RedDMV | October 18, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

The worst thing about hiring Jim Zorn was that he isn't even qualified to be an offensive coordinator, much less a head coach.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 18, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Whoa, Todd Collins is in.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 18, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Well, well, well. I spoke too soon, murphyz.

Posted by: freakzilla | October 18, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Gotta change QBs. No question about it.

Posted by: SteveMG | October 18, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

THANK YOU!!

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 18, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

JC benched, finally, Portis benched ... but replace by Betts? What is the point of that? Lets see someone new at RB!!!

Posted by: james808d | October 18, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Collins and Betts starting second half.

Posted by: psps23 | October 18, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Holy crap.

Posted by: fan-o-matic | October 18, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

LOL I LOVE TODD COLLINS!!

Posted by: rachel216 | October 18, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Thats how it's done.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 18, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Aw s***, COLLINS WITH THE DEEP BALL!!!

Posted by: RedDMV | October 18, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

there you go...who knew...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 18, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Portis get hurt?

Posted by: fan-o-matic | October 18, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell is a complete joke as a QB. Missen a wide open Moss and then scrambles with no time outs left and 20 seconds on the clock. I am sure some of you will make another excuse for him. Only explanation for him is that he sucks. You will never hear from him agian after this season. Keep playing him and we will keep losing, like we have done ever since he became QB

Posted by: rmcpks73 | October 18, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

That penalty on Mike Sellars was the media's fault, wasn't it?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 18, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 18, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Only thing wrong with TC going in is if we win I lose my bet. It's been the easiest money I've ever made the last few weeks!

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | October 18, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I guess we'll get the answer to our JC/TC debate, but early returns not so good for us JC backers.

And it looks like Portis got benched too. Thank God!!!

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 18, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Go for it Zorn, you puss.

Posted by: psps23 | October 18, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

okay good first drive give him some time we should get 3 points here.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 18, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Portis get hurt?

Posted by: fan-o-matic


No, the game needed change and Collins and Betts are the mf'ing cashiers...

Posted by: RedDMV | October 18, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Todd ball!!!!!!

Posted by: chrislarry | October 18, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Sweet I didn't have to get arrested!

Posted by: murphyz | October 18, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Go Todd Collins........Portis didn't start 2nd half

Posted by: creepyjackolopeeye | October 18, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

A few years ago Campbell got hurt and Collins came in and won 4 in a row to make the playoffs if I recall correctly.

Posted by: creepyjackolopeeye | October 18, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I want to apologize to everyone on the WaPo blogs for my insanely optimistic predictions for the 2009 Redskins. I could not have been any more wrong. Please feel free to tee off on me, I deserve it.

I will be taking some time off from the blogs except to continue to apologize and occasionally respond to comments that are addressed to me.

I still love the Redskins with all my heart, but I'm not okay right now.

Take care.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 18, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

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