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Redskins trail by 7 after first quarter

An early interception that set up a Dallas Cowboys touchdown might have had some worried that there could be a repeat of last week's primetime beatdown at the hands of a division rival, but the Redskins held strong after that and Washington trailed just 7-0 after one quarter on Sunday night.

Washington started with the ball, but quickly winded up on defense when their first drive ended with a Jason Campbell interception.

A heavy dose of Quinton Ganther had moved the Redskins 19 yards to their own 38-yard line, but on third and 3 Campbell looked for Fred Davis as he moved forward in the pocket to avoid the rush and put the ball too far in front of him. Davis tipped the pass and Terence Newman snagged it out of the air, returning it to the Redskins' 36.

Dallas took possession, and on third and 9 Tony Romo found Patrick Crayton for 16 yards to keep the drive alive. Three consecutive runs took the ball down to the four-yard line, and on second and goal Romo scrambled around in the pocket before placing a perfect touch pass to the back corner of the end zone, where Roy Williams had gotten separation from Reed Doughty and the ball floated over the hand of Fred Smoot to Williams for a touchdown to put Dallas up 7-0 with 8:33 to play in the quarter.

Washington started its next drive going right back to Davis for an 18-yard gain, but an offensive pass interference call against Santana Moss on a deep pass down the right sideline pushed the Redskins back 10 yards and the Redskins eventually punted after Campbell was smashed on a third-down sack by Jay Ratliff.

Dallas punted on its next drive after a three and out - Phillip Daniels had a sack on first down and London Fletcher broke up a third down pass with a huge hit on Crayton - and Washington took over with 5:20 to play on its own eight yard line after a holding call on the punt return.

The Redskins took over and started to drive, moving all the way out to the 46 yard line but came up just short on a third and 9 pass to Malcolm Kelly and were forced to punt. Still, the drive had reversed field position going into the second quarter.

By Paul Tenorio  |  December 27, 2009; 9:12 PM ET
 
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Yawn

Posted by: elfreako | December 27, 2009 9:21 PM | Report abuse

pretty ugly so far. Campbell hasn't looked good, the WRs don't seem to be getting open and the OL isn't getting much of a push. Looks like the offense is ready for the offseason.

At least the d showed up

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 27, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

This Redskins offensive flaccidity is ridiculous.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | December 27, 2009 9:20 PM

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | December 27, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

At least the d showed up

Posted by: zcezcest1

I stand corrected

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 27, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

is it landry or is it the scheme? or both?

Posted by: dealer1 | December 27, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh...my...God...how many whiffs were there on Jason Whitten?!?! Laron Landry = COMPLETE WHIFF

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | December 27, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

a big F U to 30. You couldn't cover your shadow.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 27, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

At least the d showed up

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 27, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse
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Landry needs to have his name changed to Jason Witten, Jr

Posted by: mattsoundworld | December 27, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Who taught Laron how to tackle?

Posted by: elfreako | December 27, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

I might trade Landry...he's been putrid. We could get a 2nd at least.

Posted by: rickyroge | December 27, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

This team is terrible. Landry needs to move back to strong safety. He just got smoked by a tight end.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 27, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Get rid of Campbell, put Collins in perhaps it could change the complexion of the game.

Posted by: eetab4 | December 27, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

i wouldn't mind toddball at this point...

Posted by: dealer1 | December 27, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

So lets see, the team was criticized all year because Landry was being played out of position because he is not a free safety. So they put him at strong safety and he can't cover tight ends. So what exactly is his correct position?

Posted by: lifelongfan | December 27, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Landry is dead to me. He is an absolute bust. Please try to defend him and not sound like an idiot.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 27, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Booing Suisham while he kicks the Cowboys further ahead. This is what being a Redskins fan has become. Ugh.

Posted by: Kev29 | December 27, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

We should trade Landry for a 2nd round pick...then we could get CJ Spiller!

Posted by: rickyroge | December 27, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

This team is terrible. Landry needs to move back to strong safety. He just got smoked by a tight end.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 27, 2009 9:24 PM |

Wasn't he playing SS. He has to learn to cover, or he'll be a bust. Get his arse in NOVA during the offseason and work on covering routes, and studying film.

Posted by: TWISI | December 27, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

here's hoping we never get another nationally televised game for a long while. we never come to play and half the stadium roots for the other team.

Posted by: hcic55 | December 27, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Throw it Landrys way if you want a TD !

Posted by: ThrowItToMyTeam | December 27, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

i wouldn't mind toddball at this point...

Posted by: dealer1 | December 27, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Let Todd get us a field goal then put him back on the bench.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 27, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

I would rather have LL's brother here than this POS. Hope BA is watching and thinking, this is my first trade.

Posted by: Skins930 | December 27, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

it seems like they only practiced 4 plays on offense...

Posted by: dealer1 | December 27, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

I might trade Landry...he's been putrid. We could get a 2nd at least.

Posted by: rickyroge | December 27, 2009 9:24 PM

Are you out of your mind? There is maybe 3 players on this roster you could get a 2nd for and he couldn't fetch a 3rd. That dog won't hunt.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 27, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Well, they may or may not have quit on Zorn but the defense has quit on Blache.

This defense has almost nothing.

Posted by: SteveMG | December 27, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't he playing SS. He has to learn to cover, or he'll be a bust.

Posted by: TWISI | December 27, 2009 9:27 PM

thinking it's too late...

Posted by: Skins930 | December 27, 2009 9:31 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins are absolutely inept tonight. Inept.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | December 27, 2009 9:31 PM | Report abuse

So lets see, the team was criticized all year because Landry was being played out of position because he is not a free safety. So they put him at strong safety and he can't cover tight ends. So what exactly is his correct position?

Posted by: lifelongfan | December 27, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Thankyou. I was just about to say that. People act like him playing SS and being near the line of scrimmage relegates him from any coverage responsibilites. He obviously sucks at SS too. Oh, what a tremendous call there by the offense on 3rd down, lol.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 27, 2009 9:31 PM | Report abuse

it seems like they only practiced 4 plays on offense...

Posted by: dealer1 | December 27, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Are they mailing it in? Pretty much. I guess it would be even sadder if this was max effort

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 27, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

This game is getting ugly quickly.

Posted by: jiacinto | December 27, 2009 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Is 60 minutes still on ? ..better than spreading same over 3 hours of torture

Posted by: dl51 | December 27, 2009 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Zorn is calling the plays

Posted by: drumer1972 | December 27, 2009 9:35 PM | Report abuse

YEAH a takeaway!

Posted by: elfreako | December 27, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Whiff again...Landry looking for big hit again!

Posted by: rickyroge | December 27, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Reed and Rocky have been two of the best D players this year.

Posted by: Skins930 | December 27, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Suck it, Romo.

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | December 27, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Doughty may be dead after that play!

Posted by: rickyroge | December 27, 2009 9:38 PM | Report abuse

IMO Dallas will be bringing the house. Especially up the A gap. Let's see what the Skins do.

Posted by: TWISI | December 27, 2009 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Good job by Rogers and Doughty. Hope he is not hurt too bad.

Posted by: lifelongfan | December 27, 2009 9:38 PM | Report abuse

37 with a pick and then gets hit awkwardly. This season can't end soon enough.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 27, 2009 9:38 PM | Report abuse

These players haven't quit on anyone,, they are just NOT a good group of players.. For whatever reason they CANNOT mesh well together..Offense and defense. Blow this bLtch up and start from scratch!!!

Posted by: iHAVEfaith | December 27, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Just wow. Please...someone hit the fast-forward on this season.

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | December 27, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

NO MOTHER F'ING POCKET PRESENCE WHATSOEVER!!!!! POS!!!!

Posted by: dealer1 | December 27, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Looks like this is the end to just an ugly year. The one silver lining here is that, for Bruce Allen, he can disabuse himself of the team simply being in need of minor tweaks. Whatever happens, at the very least, this pathetic performance will convince him that the team needs massive changes.

Posted by: jiacinto | December 27, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Just throw it away JC! How hard is that?

Posted by: elfreako | December 27, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Someone just kill me now. We get a huge momentum swing, and we immediately do something stupid.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | December 27, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Campbell's football IQ would be considered retarded.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 27, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Campbell has to throw that away!!!!!!!!

This guy has been in the league 6 years....That was a three step drop!!!!

That wasn't a whole helluva lot of pressure. Throw it away!

Posted by: rickyroge | December 27, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

The same 3 step drop. The same short routes. Not good.

Posted by: TWISI | December 27, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

want to see the difference in two QBs going in different directions...
Watch the network closeups of Romo in the huddle motivating and explaning the next play to the his teammates and then watch hold the ball, pump and dump short....Campbell.

Campbell looks scared and dazed. And absolutely not motivating anyone.

apologies to all you JC apologists.. Just like NBC graphically showed.. 77 percent of his passes within the 10 yard line.. Great for Stat Padding and impending Free Agency.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 27, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

If JC had pocket presence or a brain, he would be a good QB.

Posted by: Skins930 | December 27, 2009 9:41 PM | Report abuse

WTF was JC doing?? So since all the JC supporters come out the woodwork when he has a decent game and say, "Where are all you Campbell haters now?!" I'll say the same thing about the supporters. That was just retarded looking.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 27, 2009 9:41 PM | Report abuse

TODDBALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL PLEASEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Posted by: dealer1 | December 27, 2009 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Hooooray reeeeplay! Hooooooray beer!

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | December 27, 2009 9:41 PM | Report abuse

THere is NOTHING to look forward to ANYTIME SOON !!!

Posted by: dl51 | December 27, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

If JC had pocket presence or a brain, he would be a good QB.

Posted by: Skins930 | December 27, 2009 9:41 PM | Report abuse

A pocket would be nice from time to time as well. Just sayin'...

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | December 27, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Yeah...give this guy a 3 yr, 45 million dollar deal!

Posted by: rickyroge | December 27, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Who didn't know the screen was coming.

Posted by: TWISI | December 27, 2009 9:44 PM | Report abuse

F ing pathetic. I love the Redskins but HATE this team.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 27, 2009 9:44 PM | Report abuse

A pocket would be nice from time to time as well. Just sayin'...

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | December 27, 2009 9:42 PM

Dude, the smart thing would have been to throw the ball away when the slant was not there. On a three step drop you throw it away if the receiver is covered.

Posted by: Skins930 | December 27, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

its the second new system in 4 years... not his fault..

+++++++++++++++++++++++++
Campbell has to throw that away!!!!!!!!

This guy has been in the league 6 years....That was a three step drop!!!!

That wasn't a whole helluva lot of pressure. Throw it away!

Posted by: rickyroge | December 27, 2009 9:40 PM

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 27, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Was away, but I see we managed to get another 4th down. Good job offense!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | December 27, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

The Skins are calling a tight game, with nothing to lose. Not sure I'm following the logic.

Posted by: TWISI | December 27, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

no explosive players and a QB afraid to throw it unless the WR is WIDE open makes for a miserable offense

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | December 27, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

NICE PLAY CALLING .....BINGO !!!

Posted by: dl51 | December 27, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

my head hurts from screaming in my head...please for the sake of that deff and now cripple dude this game/team deserves toddball!

Posted by: dealer1 | December 27, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

The Bucs and Browns won today.

How does that help our draft position?

Posted by: elfreako | December 27, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

they stink. snyder's team stink. remember that. campbell is outta here. smoot. rogers. portis. cooley. everyone with any sense. get of of this. it won't get better. it is snyder. that is it. campbell should fake an injury. what do people think of sherm lewis now?? they figured out his HS offense. LOL. fire him, Zorn, all of them. and make snyder sell. send don corleone to his house. offer he can't refuse.

Posted by: isometruman11 | December 27, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Dude, the smart thing would have been to throw the ball away when the slant was not there. On a three step drop you throw it away if the receiver is covered.

Posted by: Skins930 | December 27, 2009 9:45 PM

Then get drilled on the blog for playing scared and only looking for the dump off. You know you would.

Posted by: TWISI | December 27, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

If I did not read that Zorn was stripped of his play calling duties, I would say that JZ is calling these plays.

Nice call on 3rd and 15.

Posted by: Skins930 | December 27, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

The Bucs and Browns won today.

How does that help our draft position?

Posted by: elfreako | December 27, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Can we get 10 first round pics ?

Posted by: dl51 | December 27, 2009 9:48 PM | Report abuse

You know you would.

Posted by: TWISI | December 27, 2009 9:47 PM

Probably guilty...still...

Posted by: Skins930 | December 27, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Then get drilled on the blog for playing scared and only looking for the dump off. You know you would.

Posted by: TWISI

If JC cares what we write on this blog then is is a moron

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | December 27, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

The Bucs and Browns won today.

How does that help our draft position?

Posted by: elfreako | December 27, 2009 9:46 PM

That's the spirit.

Posted by: TWISI | December 27, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

good D air!

Posted by: dealer1 | December 27, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

put randle el @ QB!! LOL

Posted by: isometruman11 | December 27, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Then get drilled on the blog for playing scared and only looking for the dump off. You know you would.

Posted by: TWISI


JC really is a moron if he cares what we write here.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | December 27, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

seems like the air is on our side but the ground is on their side. see that tackle by ground on fletcher?

Posted by: dealer1 | December 27, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

I have been a supporter of Jason during his tenure in D.C. (especially during this season), but he is really digging his own grave for a second straight week.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | December 27, 2009 9:51 PM | Report abuse

ROMO looks like Roger Staubach ...Blache is gone

Posted by: dl51 | December 27, 2009 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Dall-ass sucks. They should be up @ least 28.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 27, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

If JC cares what we write on this blog then is is a moron
Posted by: 1965skinsfan | December 27, 2009 9:49 PM

Wasn't really talking about JC. My point, for some people whatever JC does is not a good decision. I would agree he should've thrown the ball away. I'd also would've liked more than a one man route on that play.

Posted by: TWISI | December 27, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Skins930 | December 27, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

fedex air's D is the only thing keeping this thing from a blowout

Posted by: dealer1 | December 27, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

The defense is giving Swiss-ham an opportunity to get three points before halftime.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | December 27, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

beep

Posted by: TWISI | December 27, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

jason reid is gonna come if suisham makes this FG

Posted by: dealer1 | December 27, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or does anyone else think that Collinsworth is on Jerry Jones' payroll? He has a life story for every cowgirl that is placed in front of the camera

Posted by: iHAVEfaith | December 27, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or does anyone else think that Collinsworth is on Jerry Jones' payroll? He has a life story for every cowgirl that is placed in front of the camera

Posted by: iHAVEfaith | December 27, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Campbell is out of here. dont matter anymore. the owner messed him up last summer by trying to shop him for a bum and a rookie. snyder is it. he is toxic waste. remember, they played good for 4 weeks and what does he do - he fires the GM, begins interviewing coaches? don't people know what that does? have you ever worked anyplace where management is fired. it sends people home early to work on their resumes and CVs. it gets them focused on themselves rather than the team (the company) as happy as we were to see Vinny go, it could have waited 4 weeks. look at this team - like night and day. not the same team that almost beat Dallas and the Saints and Eagles. Snyder is the problem. he is a loser, loser, loser.

Posted by: isometruman11 | December 27, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Enough, see ya next year.

Posted by: whess8 | December 27, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

F ZORN

Posted by: ThrowItToMyTeam | December 27, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

@GA8085. My apologies. my frustrations have gotten the best of me. this team is horrific.

Posted by: isometruman11 | December 27, 2009 10:37 PM | Report abuse

For the love of God, please the stop the agony. The offensive line is totally borken and the offense has no ability to make big plays. Let Todd Collins play, I've seen enough of Campbell who cannot read the defense and hangs on the ball too long. He has no play making abilities and his Q/B instincts is invariably inept.

Posted by: eetab4 | December 27, 2009 11:22 PM | Report abuse

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