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Sunday, October 19, 2008
Greetings from FedEx Field

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

LANDOVER, Md. -- Almost everyone in the FedEx Field press box has stopped what they're doing to watch the St. Louis beat up on Dallas.

It's 31-7 Rams in the third quarter, and you get the feeling some Redskins officials (and fans) are enjoying this one. Of course, the Rams stopped by FedEx Field last Sunday and beat the Redskins, 19-17.

Quarterback Brad Johnson has absolutely no shot right now. I think Flozell Adams just sacked him!

Anyway, the story from here is that cornerback Shawn Springs will miss the game, but Fred Smoot will be able to take his place. Carlos Rogers and Smoot are both banged up, so this could be a tough spot for the Redskins' secondary. Safety Chris Horton will start, but he's been slowed by an ankle injury.

The Redskins may get a lift from defensive end Jason Taylor, who has been fighting injuries throughout the season.

The most positive news for Browns fans is that tight end Kellen Winslow will play. I'm watching Derek Anderson warm up with Braylon Edwards at midfield as we speak. I think the Browns will try to take a couple of shots early in this one.

Antwaan Randle El, Santana Moss and James Thrash just came sprinting out of the Redskins' tunnel. Randle El was hopping up and down. Not sure if that's normal protocol for him.

Keep your eye on how many carries Clinton Portis has today. He was listed as doubtful this week, but no one expected him to miss the game.

I think Shaun Alexander is simply an insurance policy in this game. Rock Cartwright will get the carries when Portis needs rest. Washington Post columnist Mike Wise thinks Alexander might have something left in the tank.