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Campbell Is NFC Offensive Player of Week

Redskins' quarterback Jason Campbell has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Redskins 34-3 victory over the Detroit Lions at FedExField last Sunday.

It is Campbell's first honor as NFC Offensive Player of the Week. The Lions game marked only the 11th start of Campbell's career.

In discussing the honor Wednesday, Campbell made sure to keep his success in perspective.

"I'm thankful for the honor, but at the same time I have to put it behind me and move on to the next game," he said.

Campbell completed 23-of-29 passes for 248 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions for a career-high quarterback rating of 125.3.

Campbell engineered two second-quarter touchdown drives of 80 and 83 yards, completing nine of 10 passes on those two drives for 122 yards.

Campbell threw a 7-yard TD pass to Chris Cooley on a third-down play for the first of his two touchdown passes.

He also threw a 37-yard slant pass to Antwaan Randle El on a 4th-and-2 play that set up the Redskins' second touchdown, a one-yard run by Mike Sellers.

Redskins wide receiver Keenan McCardell, who caught two passes from Campbell in last Sunday's win, sees great potential in Campbell.

"I think there will be many more [NFC honors] for him," McCardell said. "He's taking things very well. He understands that game is behind him now. Accolades come when you prepare and play well.

"He doesn't want to be a one-week wonder, he wants to do it on a consistent basis. Just being around hijm, I see it in him."

Redskins' defensive end Andre Carter was also nominated as NFC Defensive Player of the Week after he recorded eight tackles, two sacks, one safety and four quarterback hurries against the Lions.

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