1:00 PM ET, November 9, 2003
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Steve Spurrier benched himself, and it worked.The Washington Redskins' coach let someone else call the plays for a change -- a radical departure from his two decades of offensive genius -- and the result was a 27-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday and the end of a four-game losing streak.
I can't believe the Seahawks lost this game. This team has been inconsistent all season and terrible on the road with a 1-3 record. They have four road games remaining and need to turn their road woes around if they want to make the playoffs.
Question on the Redskins: Will this win lessen some of the tension in D.C.?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Smith did not start for the second straight week, but got one sack to move within one-half sack of tying Reggie White's all-time record. ... The Redskins, one of the most penalized teams in the NFL, committed a season-low four penalties. ... Washington S Matt Bowen left the game early with a concussion.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.8||5.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||2:34||JOHN HALL 20 YD |
Drive: 7 plays, 16 yds, 2:34
|TD||4:25||BOBBY ENGRAM 5 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 43 yds, 1:51
|TD||13:24||SHAUN ALEXANDER 1 YD RUN (JOSH BROWN KICK) |
Drive: 14 plays, 90 yds, 6:57
|TD||9:06||LAVERANUES COLES 15 YD PASS FROM PATRICK RAMSEY (JOHN HALL KICK) |
Drive: 11 plays, 80 yds, 6:24
|FG||12:53||JOSH BROWN 27 YD |
Drive: 8 plays, 36 yds, 3:47
|TD||14:54||ROD GARDNER 14 YD PASS FROM PATRICK RAMSEY (JOHN HALL KICK) |
Drive: 7 plays, 66 yds, 2:01
|FG||6:25||JOHN HALL 34 YD |
Drive: 7 plays, 30 yds, 3:02
|FG||5:01||JOSH BROWN 48 YD |
Drive: 10 plays, 66 yds, 5:31
|TD||13:03||TRUNG CANIDATE 10 YD PASS FROM ROD GARDNER (JOHN HALL KICK) |
Drive: 11 plays, 84 yds, 5:13