Redskins Overcome Early 10-0 Deficit to Top Buccaneers 16-13

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The Washington Redskins needed a win in the worst way after last weeks poor outing vs the Lions, and Sunday at home they were able to comeback after an early deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16-13. The Redskins improve to 2-2 on the season, and have won two home games vs the Rams and Bucs by a total of five points.

The Bucs had a 10-0 lead at halftime, but the Skins came back with a Shaun Suisham 42-yard field goal to make it 10-3 in the third quarter, and then Chris Cooley pulled in a 17-yard score from Jason Campbell after a Bucs three-and-out to make it 10-9, and the game stayed that way when Suisham’s extra point was blocked.

After the Skins D held again for another three-and-out for Tampa Bay, Campbell went deep to Santana Moss for a 59-yard score to make it 16-10 after this time the extra point was good. Tampa Bay got to Redskins 8-yard line with 5:13 left, but coach Raheem Morris played it safe on fourth down, going for a field goal to make it 16-13.

The Bucs got the ball back with 1:52 left, but Clifton Smith fumbled the ball and the Skins recovered to seal the win. Campbell was 12-for-22 for 170 yards with two scores, and Clinton Portis put up 98 yards on 25 carries. The Bucs started Josh Johnson at QB, and he was 13-for-22 for 106 yards with a TD.

Washington once again survived a game they probably didn’t have much business winning, but after losing to the Lions they will take the win. As for Tampa Bay, they are 0-4 and continue to struggle to do much on offense, but showed up and played much better defensively than a week ago vs the Giants at home.


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