1:00 PM ET, September 14, 2008
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Skins edge Saints as Santana Moss helps Campbell transform offense
LANDOVER, Md. -- In his attempt to redesign the Washington Redskins offense, rookie coach Jim Zorn has constantly peppered Jason Campbell with all sorts of phrases. One of them: "Avoid, reset and throw."After a miserable first game, Campbell last week responded with a phrase of his own: "Coach, just trust me."
• Santana Moss finished with 164 receiving yards, his second most yards in a single game and the most in a home game in his NFL career.
• Jason Campbell passed for 321 yards, his most in a home game in his career and the second most overall.
• Reggie Bush recorded his second career punt return for a touchdown and led the Saints in receiving with seven catches and 63 yards.
-- ESPN research
DE Jason Taylor had his first sack with the Redskins. ... New Orleans S Aaron Glenn left with an ankle injury. X-rays were negative. ... Saints RB Deuce McAllister had his first carries since Week 3 of last season; he missed the rest of 2007 with a knee injury. ... A hot and steamy day -- 90 degrees at kickoff, hottest in FedEx Field history -- prompted Zorn to have sideline personnel hold up canvas sheets to help cool the players. He didn't want to use a more structured version he invented for practices (known as the "Z-shade") because NFL rules would have required the Redskins to supply one for the Saints as well. Some Saints players, including TE Jeremy Shockey, used IVs to stay hydrated.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.6||6.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||01:27||Shaun Suisham 22 Yd||0||3|
|FG||13:24||Shaun Suisham 36 Yd||0||6|
|TD||08:34||Pierre Thomas 1 Yd Run (Martin Gramatica Kick)||7||6|
|FG||01:04||Shaun Suisham 35 Yd||7||9|
|FG||00:00||Martin Gramatica 49 Yd||10||9|
|TD||09:47||Robert Meachem 19 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (Martin Gramatica Kick)||17||9|
|TD||05:01||Clinton Portis 9 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed)||17||15|
|TD||00:02||Reggie Bush 55 Yd Punt Return (Martin Gramatica Kick)||24||15|
|TD||05:59||Clinton Portis 8 Yd Run (Shaun Suisham Kick)||24||22|
|TD||03:29||Santana Moss 67 Yd Pass From Jason Campbell (Shaun Suisham Kick)||24||29|