Quick Take: Redskins 24, Cardinals 17

September, 21, 2008
9/21/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Perhaps we dismissed the Redskins from the NFC East race a little early. Quarterback Jason Campbell led his team to another quality win at FedEx Field, and the Redskins improved to 2-1 heading into a division showdown with the Dallas Cowboys.

Campbell was 22 of 30 for 193 yards and two touchdowns. But he also did a great job of feeling the pressure, and running at the proper times. He extended two drives by taking off and finished with 26 yards on the ground. The Redskins didn't generate a ton of pressure (two sacks), but the secondary made plays when it had to. Cornerback Carlos Rogers, who struggled in Week 1 against the Giants, made the interception to set up the winning touchdown.

The Redskins caused two turnovers, and that turned out to be the difference. Washington scored 10 points off the two takeaways. On offense, Santana Moss and Chris Cooley both had big games. Moss has now caught a touchdown in six consecutive games. 

On Sunday, Cooley exposed the Cardinals' defense with seven catches for 72 yards. Against the Giants, he had one catch for seven yards. That can't happen anymore. Outside of Jason Witten, I think Cooley's the best tight end in the NFC. And yes, I haven't forgotten about Jeremy Shockey.

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