Campbell Named Player of The Week

By Jason Reid
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell was named the NFC's offensive player of the week for his performance in Sunday's 34-3 victory over Detroit.

"I'm honored," said Campbell, who has had only 11 starts. "But I have to put it behind me and move on to the next game. That's the one thing about the NFL. You have to put games behind you quickly because all of them are tough."

Against Detroit, Campbell completed 23 of 29 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns. Campbell, who had a 125.3 passer rating, was not sacked.

"It all starts with the line," he said. "When you see the passing game working like that, you know the line is doing a great job. Our line played great."

Coach Joe Gibbs was pleased for Campbell, but the Redskins are focused on the bigger picture.

"It means a lot to us," Gibbs said, "but the big thing is you've got to keep going as a team."

Down, but Not Out

As expected, wide receiver Antwaan Randle El sat out practice to rest his sore hamstring. Earlier in the week, Randle El said he would not practice Wednesday but will play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

"I've got to go by what Coach [Gibbs] is telling me to say, so I'm questionable," said Randle El, who has not missed a game in five-plus seasons in the NFL. "I tried to jog a little bit, it felt pretty good, but I don't want to do anything more than that."

Despite sitting out the entire second half against Detroit because of his injury, Randle El led the Redskins with seven receptions for 100 yards. He is first on the team with 18 catches for 338 yards.

Moss Back on Track

Wide receiver Santana Moss, who missed the last game because of a groin injury, said he participated in full drills.

"Last week was a good week for me to just rest," Moss said. "I think we handled it pretty much the right way, just by letting me take my time and let my body heal. The bye week came at the right time."

Moss is eager to play against Green Bay cornerbacks Charles Woodson and Al Harris, who are considered top-notch man-to-man defenders.

"You look at the names alone, Al Harris and Charles Woodson, they're two of the best," Moss said. "You look forward to the matchup."


Fullback Mike Sellers (heel), defensive end Phillip Daniels (shoulder) and linebacker Marcus Washington (hamstring) did not practice. "I'm going to take it easy the next couple of days, come out Friday and see what happens," Daniels said. . . . The league granted the Redskins' petition, crediting Washington with a second sack against Detroit. The Redskins had six sacks in the game and 13 this season. They had 19 in 2006.

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