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Redskins Up by FG after 1 Quarter

The Redskins opened the home portion of the schedule by receiving the ball -- and immediately going three-and-out. But after the defense forced St. Louis off the field -- rookie linebacker-defensive end Brian Orakpo deflected Marc Bulger's third-down pass -- the offense posted its best drive of the young season.

Tight end Chris Cooley served as Jason Campbell's main target, catching the first two passes of the possession and totaling four catches for 40 yards on the drive. Clinton Portis had gains of 12 and 11 yards, and the Redskins got six first downs to drive from their own 14 all the way to the Rams' 8. From there, though, the drive stalled, and on third-and-goal from the 3, Devin Thomas couldn't haul in Campbell's pass, and the Redskins had to settle for Shaun Suisham's 21-yard field goal.

On the Rams' second possession, the Redskins looked like they had an early game-changing play when linebacker Rocky McIntosh forced tight end Randy McMichael to fumble deep in St. Louis territory. But Orakpo was called for roughing the passer, and the Rams retained possession.

By Barry Svrluga  |  September 20, 2009; 1:35 PM ET
 
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Comments

where can you watch the game???

Posted by: BMACattack | September 20, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Now iof we can just go into halftime with this 3-0 lead, we'll be ok

Posted by: rickyroge | September 20, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins have the ball back.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 20, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Great catch by MK12. Pas was behind him.

Posted by: frediefritz | September 20, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Why do I feel anxiety whenever I watch a Redskins game?

Posted by: jiacinto | September 20, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Oh my God!!!

NO HUTTLE????

Posted by: rickyroge | September 20, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Time to go deep.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 20, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

i give up...screw atdhe

Posted by: BMACattack | September 20, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Jabba the Huttle is to be avoided.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 20, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Coooooley

Posted by: frediefritz | September 20, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Now you're gettin it Soup!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 20, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

BMA,

WHere are you? Go to any sports bar... NFL.com will allow you to listen to the game for a small fee...

MASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | September 20, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Zorn is calling a helluva game so far and mixing up personnel

Posted by: rickyroge | September 20, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Mason has now played more NFL games than any RI poster.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 20, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Was that Mason? He finally has one more carry in the NFL than Beantowngreg!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 20, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Learned,

Don't be too sure about that...

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | September 20, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

yeah, let's get ready for another FG

Posted by: noonefromtampa | September 20, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

JC playing the way he should all year!

Posted by: jm220 | September 20, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

yay its up...i think thats the first successul jason cambpell pump fake

Posted by: BMACattack | September 20, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

where's lanky livingston?

Posted by: rickyroge | September 20, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

FG FG FG FG FG FG FG FG FG FG

no no no no no no no no no no

Posted by: noonefromtampa | September 20, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

So what are the odds that we will either lose the ball to a fumble or interception or only get 3 points?

Posted by: jiacinto | September 20, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Can we please stop running the damn ball on first and goal!!!

Posted by: jm220 | September 20, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Another damn field goal!!!

Posted by: jm220 | September 20, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Why is a 5'8" WR split wide?

Posted by: rickyroge | September 20, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Clegg, that was really meant for Beantown but I didn't want to call him out. I left that to TE.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 20, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Sellers drops an easy TD

Posted by: frediefritz | September 20, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Yep. I was right. They are keeping the Rams in the game. Why do I have a feeling that the Rams will score a TD on the next drive?

Posted by: jiacinto | September 20, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

compressed backfield.. LBs and DBs together.. And a QB without a quick release... equals poor red zone stats.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 20, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Jesus...0/2 in the red zone?!?! Come on!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 20, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

sellers should have caught that ball, i mean, he did just sign a contract extension, and he could have easily scored

Posted by: BMACattack | September 20, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Why doesn't Zorn trust his players. Zorn is going to mess around and loose his job on this game right here....You've got three receivers over 6 feet and you throw to a guy 5'8"

INEXPLICABLE!!!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 20, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Hey, mush for brains. You were up here last night saying we need to score 24 points. So, that means we have to get a FG, doesn't it?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 20, 2009 1:27 PM |
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3 TDs, one missed extra point, 2 safeties, smart guy.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 20, 2009 1:34 PM

Eight field goals. Two down, six to go.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 20, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

there was also holding on db 24, and the refs were tricked by a crafty veteran and said there was so foul for intentional grounding...maybe if you paid the refs millions of dollars they wouldnt be so stupid

Posted by: BMACattack | September 20, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

This game shouldn't even be this damn close. Dropping easy damn pases. Come on!!! That is not on JC. Twice players drop the ball

Posted by: jm220 | September 20, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

D is going to have to score!!! 3 self destructive plays...... DT dropped TD pass, Sellers Dropped TD pass and Orakpo roughing the passer!!!!!! This is how this team loses games... Keep any team around in the NFL and they can win!

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | September 20, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Randy Thomas maybe out for the year again

Posted by: noonefromtampa | September 20, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

MMitchell is active. Why isn't he getting a shot in the RZ? He looked to have mastered that play in preseason.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 20, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

First significant OL injury

so it begins

Posted by: noonefromtampa | September 20, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 20, 2009 1:34 PM

Eight field goals. Two down, six to go.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 20, 2009 1:54 PM |
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If we win 24-0, am I safe to assume that everyone will be be beaching?
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 20, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

980 just said Thomas arm again and will not be back this game.

Posted by: jm220 | September 20, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

@rickygorge: lose is spelled with one o. You make yourself look like an idiot when you can't even spell a simple word.

Posted by: woody2471 | September 20, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Landry overran the tackle again.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 20, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

That was ugly.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 20, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Take out LB put in DB and they run the ball

yeah for the penalty

Posted by: noonefromtampa | September 20, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

whose Thomas' backup?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 20, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Why do I have the nagging feelings that the Rams will get a TD here?

Posted by: jiacinto | September 20, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Woody...don't make me angry...you wouldn't like me when I'm angry

Posted by: rickyroge | September 20, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

LL takes the worst angles.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 20, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Beep beep

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 20, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Alright! Way to let the Rams get back into the game!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 20, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Just like last year. Keep this sorry damn team in the game

Posted by: jm220 | September 20, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Yep. Looks like they are going to give the Rams a TD again. Typical Redskins. Same old cr!p over and over again.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 20, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Jim Zorn play calling looks like crap again 2 field goals wow looks like last yr.

Posted by: dcskins08 | September 20, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

WHY IS OUR SECONDARY SO AWFUL?!?!?

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 20, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Why does this happen every weekend? Can't the team actually once do something right? I think I'd be happier as a Detroit Lions fan.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 20, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

The ruling that there is no penalty for pass interference since the ball was not catchable has never made any sense to me.

It should not be the QB's responsibility to figure out whether his receiver is covered legally or illegally. If a receiver is covered then the QB should not throw it to him, period.

It makes absolutely no sense that a defender can illegally interfere with a receiver thus causing the QB to throw it away.

Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

Posted by: tomfoley1 | September 20, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

HOW CAN THE AWFUL RAMS SCORE A TOUCHDOWN IN 1 TRY AND WE CAN'T IN 2 TRIES?!?!?

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 20, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

and that's how you score in the red zone

Posted by: noonefromtampa | September 20, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

At least the Lions are still winning their games and the Rams just scored a touchdown. Here we go again: The Redskins are giving a game away that they should win.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 20, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Our defense scheme sux.
Our QB is average at best.
These combined=suck team.
That's just the way it is.

Posted by: dieyoudogs | September 20, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

And actually the Lions are now ahead 10-0 against MN.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 20, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

And the collapse begins...

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 20, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Jim Zorn play calling looks like crap again 2 field goals wow looks like last yr. And Santana Moss looks like junk fumbling the football he looks like hes on the decline of his career.

Posted by: dcskins08 | September 20, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Could someone currently at FedEx Field, or with connection to someone currently at FedEx field during the game, please instigate a "SNYDER SUCKS" chant. I sincerely that it makes national television.

Posted by: davefjeld | September 20, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

I officially HATE JIM ZORN'S PLAYCALLING THAT'S NOW THREE TIMES IN THE END ZONE AND NO TD HE SUCKS THREE RUNNING PLAYS IN A ROW WHO THE HELL HE THINK HE IS.......

Posted by: dcskins08 | September 20, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

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