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Redskins-Jaguars: Upon Further Review...

Redskins.com recaps Sunday's 36-30 overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField:

First Impressions:

#### Revealing Moment:

It's tempting to choose the overtime coin toss--because with the way both offenses were moving the football in the second half, whoever had the ball first in OT had a great chance to win the game. (The Redskins, of course, won the overtime coin toss.) Instead, we'll go with the screen pass from Mark Brunell to Chris Cooley, who followed great blocking and weaved his way up-field for a 34-yard gain. The play, coming midway through the third quarter, seemed to set the tone for the second half.

Redskins Play of the Game:

#### Redskins Player of the Game:

Of course it's Moss. He finished with four catches for 138 yards, with three touchdowns. To go along with his 68-yard game-winning score in overtime, he added a 55-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the first quarter and a nifty 8-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter in which he dived past two tacklers into the end zone.

Redskins Unsung Hero:

#### What Went Right

-- Mark Brunell proved that his record-breaking performance against the Texans was not a fluke. Playing against his former team for the first time, he was 18-of-30 for 329 yards, with three touchdowns to Santana Moss and one interception.

-- Tight end Chris Cooley and wide receiver Brandon Lloyd began to establish themselves in Al Saunders's offense. Cooley logged four receptions for 70 yards, while Lloyd had three catches for 49 yards.

-- John Hall connected on field goals of 44, 37 and 37 yards in the win. Since missing a 48-yarder in the final moments of the 19-16 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1, Hall has connected on five consecutive field goals.

-- The Redskins' offensive line matched up well against the Jaguars' vaunted defensive front and led the ground game to 152 rushing yards. Clinton Portis had 112 rushing yards on 27 carries, with one touchdown. For the third game this year, the unit did not allow a sack of Mark Brunell.

-- For the Redskins, the game was won in the trenches. The defensive line limited the Jaguars to just 33 rushing yards, while sacking Leftwich four times. Defensive end Demetric Evans is the Redskins' early-season sack leader with two.

-- Khary Campbell led the Redskins' special teams coverage units with three tackles, including a forced fumble and fumble recovery that led to a John Hall field goal.

What Went Wrong

#### What's Next:

The NFC East goes head-to-head again. On Sunday, Dallas plays at Philadelphia while the Redskins travel to New York to play the Giants. For the Redskins, memories of last year's 36-0 drubbing to the Giants still linger. While the overtime win over Jacksonville was important to 2-2, this Sunday's game against the Giants could be more important. The Redskins don't want to drop to 0-2 in the NFC East and 0-3 in the conference. Oh...and LaVar Arrington squares off against the Washington Redskins for the first time.

Stats Geek:

#### Quote:

"We thought that if we went into overtime and got the ball that we were going to score. I don't think anybody on the field had any doubt, and we scored quickly. To tell you the truth, I didn't think they were going to stop us. They were tired and we went down the field and scored on them." -- tight end Chris Cooley

Lasting Impressions:

A memorable win, but how significant? First of all, you'll be watching Santana Moss's 68-yard touchdown catch in Redskins highlights for years to come. It could rival Moss's 70-yard touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys last year. Secondly, speaking of the '05 Cowboys win, it will be interesting to watch if Moss's three-touchdown performance similarly sparks the Redskins to another playoff run.

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