You cannot exactly accuse Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell of being the model of efficiency; he was 12-for-21 for 222 yards with 2 interceptions. The Redskins kicker, Shaun Suisham kicked a 39-yard FG in overtime and WR Antwaan Randle El had a career best 162 yards on only 5 catches as the Redskins escaped with a victory over the visiting Miami Dolphins 16-13 in overtime.
The game will probably be known not only for the miscues by both teams, but some very questionable time management by the Dolphins on a scoring drive during the game. Also – a stat that doesn’t happen very often – 5 second-half timeouts went unused by game’s end. But Randle El provided the fire for the Redskins today; his 35-yard catch set up a second quarter FG and his 49-yard catch set up a 19-yard Clinton Portis TD run.
Dolphins QB Trent Green went 24-for-38 for 222 yards with a TD in his Miami debut. Portis carried the ball 17 times for 98 yards and a score, while Skins RB Ladell Betts carried the ball 17 times for 59 yards. Not a good showing for the Dolphins’ run defense at all. The Redskins’ vctory came at a price, however – Skins offensive tackle Jon Jansen dislocated his right ankle in the 2nd quarter and was carted off the field. The Dolphins play their home opener on September 16, when they play the visiting Dallas Cowboys while the victorious Redskins visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, September 17.