Redskins win it in overtime
LANDOVER, Md. -- Jason Campbell’s first pass was intercepted, his starting right tackle was gone by halftime, and he only completed 12 passes.
Still, the Washington Redskins quarterback had Antwaan Randle El helping him and the meager Miami Dolphins as an opponent, and that was enough for a 16-13 overtime win Sunday.
The Redskins took a positive first step as they try to rebound from Hall of Fame Coach Joe Gibbs’ worst season. Shaun Suisham kicked a 39-yard field goal 5:36 into the extra period to spoil the NFL head coaching debut of Miami’s Cam Cameron.
The Redskins won the toss to start overtime, took the kickoff and drove 58 yards in 10 plays, all but two runs by Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts. Portis, who missed the entire preseason with tendinitis in his knee, ran nine yards to Miami’s 22 to set up Suisham’s kick, which came on first down.
The victory came with a price. Right tackle Jon Jansen dislocated his right ankle early in the second quarter.
Randle El, promoted to No. 2 receiver this year, had five catches for a career-high 162 yards and had a hand in every Redskins score in regulation.
Quoteworthy: “We’re in the business of winning ballgames. It doesn’t matter how we get it done.” -- Joe Gibbs, Washington coach