1:00 PM ET, October 7, 2007
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Mike Sellers hasn't been asking for the ball. He's been begging for it.With the Washington Redskins running out of options because of injuries, coach Joe Gibbs granted the burly fullback his wish. Sellers scored two touchdowns and rocked the stadium by bulldozing over a defensive back in the open field, a take-that kind of a statement in Sunday's creative and dominating 34-3 victory over the Detroit Lions.
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The Washington offense was unpredictable and overpowering against the Detroit defense. Redskins offensive coordinator Al Saunders called an excellent game, doing what Washington does best by running the football and setting up play-action passes for QB Jason Campbell. Campbell's accuracy got passes over the Detroit linebackers and on target to WR Antwaan Randle El and FB Mike Sellers. Saunders also had the Redskins' offense line up in a short-yardage formation on a gutsy fourth-and-2 call, and Campbell executed a slant pass the lone receiver, Randle El, for a 37-yard gain. Saunders definitely was more creative than Detroit offensive coordinator Mike Martz.
-- Marwan Maalouf, Scouts Inc.
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Redskins DE Andre Carter got his first career safety when he sacked Kitna in the third quarter. ... Detroit WR Calvin Johnson was back in the lineup after sitting out last week with a bad back, but he caught only one pass for 3 yards and was pulled late in the game.
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Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||2.7||5.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||08:17||Chris Cooley 7 Yd Pass From Jason Campbell (Shaun Suisham Kick)||0||7|
|TD||01:56||Mike Sellers 1 Yd Run (Shaun Suisham Kick)||0||14|
|FG||02:27||Jason Hanson 39 Yd||3||14|
|SF||00:28||Jon Kitna Tackled By Andre Carter In End Zone||3||16|
|TD||10:47||Mike Sellers 8 Yd Pass From Jason Campbell (Jason Campbell Pass To Chris Cooley For Two-Point Conversion)||3||24|
|FG||03:06||Shaun Suisham 28 Yd||3||27|
|TD||00:45||Carlos Rogers 61 Yd Interception Return (Shaun Suisham Kick)||3||34|