MADISON, WIS., AUG. 22 -- Brian Davis was the fifth Washington Redskins defender to catch a pass from a Green Bay quarterback this afternoon. By the time he got his interception on the last play of the first half, it had become a trend. In that half, Randy Wright, Chuck Fusina and Don Majkowski completed five passes to their Packer teammates and five to Redskin defenders.

But there was something different about this interception. It was a tough one, a battle. It was acrobatic. And it belonged to Davis, the Redskins' well-watched top draft choice who was playing in his first game as a professional after being injured last week.

"Your first one," Johnny Thomas, another rookie cornerback, said to Davis in the locker room after the Redskins' 33-0 victory. "You should have kept the ball."

Davis was surrounded by reporters moments earlier. He was one happy man. He felt good. "I got my chance and made the most of it," he said. "I was anxious to get out there and break the ice. I didn't get to see as much as I wanted to see, but it was a nice start."

Davis fought wide receiver Walter Stanley for Majkowski's pass as both fell into the end zone as time ran out. Davis had his hands on it as he fell, then Stanley appeared to grab for the ball. As they rolled over, Davis stuck his hand into the air, holding the ball. When they got up, Davis seemed to taunt Stanley before teammates separated the two.

"He had a few choice things to say to me," Davis said, "so I just showed him where the ball was."

Davis said he played the ball "as a receiver," knowing it was headed toward him even as he backpedaled before he turned and ran downfield. He thought he had good position on Stanley, and it turned out he was right.

When Davis came into the game as a nickel back, he said the Green Bay bench teased him.

"They were yelling, 'They've got a white guy on the corner,' " Davis said, smiling. "It was funny. It didn't bother me. I gave them a little wave and then came the interception. What else is there to do when you're on the sidelines and you're getting pounded but joke about a white corner?"

After the past two weekends, the Redskins breathed a sigh of relief that they made it through a game with no serious injuries.

Returner Leonard Harris suffered a mild concussion on a punt return but returned to the game, head trainer Bubba Tyer said. The Redskins reported no other injuries.

The artificial turf at Camp Randall Stadium on the University of Wisconsin campus is considered very hard and was a concern to the Redskins before the game.

"It's kind of ironic that we were so apprehensive about the hard field, and then we get no {serious} injuries," Tyer said.