Where we hand out labels following each Redskins game. Today’s case is a 24-17 win over Arizona …
WINNERS: Clinton Portis and Chris Cooley – Each had a tumultuous week off the field and in the media, but both came up big in the 4th quarter to help seal the win.
Jim Zorn – The first drive was perfection, as was the second touchdown drive midway through the 3rd. Everything in between was misery. But he did weather a tough call gone wrong in the 4th (attempting a 52-yard FG to seal the game rather than pinning AZ with a punt) to get the ball back and cement the win with play-action to Cooley; the second week in a row he’s finished off a win by passing in a run situation. He now stands tall as a winner through three games, even if that mock turtleneck-pleated khackis combo has to go.
Jason Campbell – Completed 73%. Threw for two scores and zero picks. Led the team in rushing going into the 4th. Continues to come of age.
Santana Moss – Scored for the fifth straight game and is on pace for 101 catches and 1,472 yards, which would be just shy of his franchise record.
Leigh Torrence – Caused the crucial Carlos Rogers INT by knocking a deep ball high in the air. Just a huge play from an unheralded player.
Carlos Rogers – Actually caught the ball. Returned it 42 yards too. Also recovered a fumble.
LaRon Landry – Saved a TD by knocking the ball out of Larry Fitzgerald’s hands in the endzone. A great play that led to AZ settling for a FG.
Rocky McIntosh – Forced a fumble early, got a sack late.
Todd Yoder – Scored a rare TD, though Kenny Albert did let it be known that his wife is an ex-pro football player.
White-on-white unis — The second straight win in all white.
Microsoft – The ‘I’m a PC’ commercial is a good one. And, yes, I’m a PC.
LOSERS: The FedEx Field crowd – Seemed dead, or maybe that was just this guy.
Rush defense – Edge James and Tim Hightower got a consistent five yards per.
Durant Brooks – Netted 42 yards per punt, but still got chewed out by Zorn for something he did on Suisham’s 52-yard miss.
Reed Doughty – Got burnt to a crisp on Fitzgerald’s 62-yard TD, which was the only real blemish for an otherwise sparkling pass defense.
Devin Thomas – Got called for not one but two offensive pass interference calls, which equals his number of career catches, but also had a pretty 16-yard run and was on the receiving end of a wide open TD bomb that didn’t count thanks to …
Stephon Heyer – Was knocked out of the game early, but returned to get called for unnecessary roughness, thus negating Thomas’s would be TD. I still don’t know what his injury was or why he was flagged for roughness, probably because of …
Kenny, Moose and Goose – Ugh.
NEXT: Washington at Dallas Sunday 9/28, 4:15 p.m. ET