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Sunday, November 23, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Redskins 20, Seahawks 17

Posted by's Matt Mosley

Jim Zorn's homecoming resulted in a Redskins win, but it was anything but easy.

Redskins safety LaRon Landry and cornerback Shawn Springs each had huge interceptions to help preserve the victory. The Redskins were able to keep pace with the Cowboys at 7-4 in the NFC East.

It was a game that Zorn had worried about because he didn't want to be too emotional. And as many predicted, the Seahawks (2-9) stood up and played. Jason Campbell was somewhat erratic in the first half, but he did a nice job of protecting the ball. Running back Clinton Portis refused to allow a nagging injury to keep him off the field, and he had 29 carries for 143 yards.

The Redskins will now host the Giants at FedEx Field next Sunday. It's an opportunity to atone for a dreadful performance against the Giants in Week 1. On Sunday, Zorn's Redskins kept Matt Hasselbeck off-balance for much of the afternoon, causing him to connect on only 50 percent of his passes. Zorn played a huge role in Hasselbeck's success in Seattle.

I'm told Hasselbeck's wife cried when Zorn left to take the Redskins' job because he was so close to the family. The win snapped a two-game losing streak and Portis resumed his MVP campaign. Pretty amazing that Landry's three career interceptions have all come against the Seahawks.