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The Washington Post
Monday, Nov. 5, 2007; Page E15

Jets 10, Redskins 3

The Jets came into yesterday's game with a new starting quarterback in second-year player Kellen Clemens. It seemed inevitable he would become the starter this season after the Jets struggled to a 1-7 record behind incumbent Chad Pennington. New York gave Clemens a boost when it started the game with Leon Washington returning the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown. Washington caught the ball on the right side of the field, waited for his blocking to develop and darted to the left side before beating the coverage to the end zone. The Redskins responded with a 46-yard field goal from Shaun Suisham, and the Jets added a 29-yard field goal from Mike Nugent.

Jets 17, Redskins 9

The Jets kept the pressure on favored Washington by scoring a touchdown early in the quarter. New York began with the ball at its 20 with 13 minutes 59 seconds before halftime. The drive culminated in a one-yard touchdown pass from Clemens to rookie tight end Joe Kowaleski. It was the first touchdown for Kowaleski, and he celebrated heartily when he reached the Jets sideline. His touchdown capped a 10-play drive that lasted 4:38. The Redskins responded by marching from their 31 to the Jets 21, but the drive stalled, and Suisham kicked a 40-yard field goal. Washington then attempted an onside kick and recovered but had to settle for another Suisham field goal from 22 yards.

Jets 17, Redskins 12

The Redskins began the quarter a one-yard run from Clinton Portis and completions of 14 to Antwaan Randle El and 12 yards to Santana Moss to move to the Jets 42. Quarterback Jason Campbell completed a 16-yard pass to Moss to the New York 23, but the Redskins managed one yard from there and settled for a 40-yard field goal from Suisham. The Redskins drove to the Jets 24, but Campbell was hit as he threw, and linebacker Eric Barton dove to make the interception. The Jets drove to the Redskins 20 as the quarter expired, but New York tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson was called for holding on the play.

Redskins 23, Jets 20

The Redskins stopped the Jets on the opening possession of overtime, then used a heavy dose of tailback Portis to march from their 10 to the New York 29. From there, Suisham kicked a 46-yard field goal. It was Suisham's fifth field goal of the game. Portis put the Redskins ahead in the fourth quarter on a one-yard run to cap a 64-yard drive with 11:06 to play, and Campbell threw to Randle El for a two-point conversion to make it 20-17. The Jets answered on their final possession, going 64 yards to the Redskins 11. Nugent tied it with a 46-yard field goal to force overtime.

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