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The Eagles stopped Ladell Betts (46) here, but the Redskin tallied 171 yards on the day.
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Date published: 12/11/2006
Redskins running back Ladell Betts, who on Friday signed a contract extension, continued to be one of his team's few bright spots. Filling in for the injured Clinton Portis, Betts set a career high for the second consecutive week, rushing for 171 yards on 31 carries.
Making his fourth career start, Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell rebounded from a tough first half (8-for-15, 82 yards, two interceptions) to finish with a respectable second (6-for-12, 100 yards, one touchdown).
But, as it turned out, the Redskins were unable to overcome those two interceptions. The first gaffe came with 5:26 left in the opening quarter, when Campbell looked for wide receiver Santana Moss but instead found Eagles linebacker Omar Gaither.
Philadelphia took possession at the Redskins' 31, and five plays later Garcia hit tight end L.J. Smith for a 10-yard touchdown.
With 11:10 left in the second quarter, a pass by Campbell that was intended for tight end Chris Cooley was batted into the air and intercepted by Philadelphia's Michael Lewis. The safety returned the ball 77 yards for a touchdown, making it 14-3.
"There really wasn't much you could do about that one," Campbell said. "You throw it in there and the DB tipped it in the air."
After the Eagles took a 21-3 lead on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Garcia to Donte Stallworth, the Redskins made it 21-9 with a pair of Suisham field goals, the second coming with 10:35 left in the third period.
Later in that quarter, the Redskins put together a nine-play, 90-yard drive that was capped by Campbell's 34-yard touchdown pass to Antwaan Randle El.
With 6:15 left in the game, the Redskins trailed 21-16 and faced first-and-goal from the 3. Backup running back T.J. Duckett was stuffed on first down and Campbell's second-down pass fell incomplete. Redskins center Casey Rabach suffered a broken hand during this drive, and the confusion with his replacements resulted in a 12-men-in-the-huddle penalty.
On third down from the 8, Campbell was sacked by Brian Dawkins, and the Redskins settled for another Suisham boot.
"We felt like with where we were at as an offense," Campbell said, "we should have gone down there and scored."