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It's truly amazing.

The Washington Redskins offense hasn't turned the ball over in 2008.

Jason Campbell was a fumbling machine in 2007 and he threw 11 interceptions in 12 games. He has yet to put the ball on the ground and he just broke Joe Theismann's record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception. He's at 153 attempts and counting.

I'm struggling to think of a clear drop that an opposing defender has had two hands on a pass and pulled a Carlos Rogers, a single time where Campbell and company went back to the huddle thinking, whew, we got away with one there. If anybody has evidence of such a play, let me know.

Not only has Campbell not lost a fumble, he hasn't put the ball on the ground. He's been sacked and banged around a few times but he's keeping the ball in his grasp.

There was a near fumble on an exchange between Campbell and Ladell Betts last week in Dallas. But that ball was free for just a fraction of a second before Campbell snagged it and ran for a few yards.

But a near fumble isn't a fumble. The ball has yet to hit the ground. There hasn't been a loose ball that has bounced out of bounds just beyond the grasp of a defender; there hasn't been a scrum for the ball.

There has been absolutely zero luck involved in the Skins' turnover-free ways.


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Long injury list hampers Redskins practice

Long injury list hampers Redskins practice

As Jay Gruden stepped to the podium to read the injury report, he warned, “This will be a while.”

He was right, as he rattled off one the longest injury reports of the season.

Out were G Spencer Long (concussion), S Will Blackmon (concussion), DE Chris Baker (ankle), DE Ricky Jean Francois (knee/foot), DE Anthony Lanier (lower leg), G Shawn Lauvao (groin), OT Ty Nsekhe (ankle), and S Donte Whitner (illness).

Of that group, all but Jean Francois, Lanier, and Nsekhe are starters. Between them and the limited players listed below it was difficult for the Redskin to conduct a normal practice.

“It was a challenge,” said Gruden of getting through it. “Practice was modified quite a bit today. We did more walkthrough today than we ever have on a Wednesday.”

“Sometimes you have to taper back just a hair to make it through practice, try to get the mental reps in with walkthrough and then hopefully the physical part will come maybe tomorrow. Friday we can open them up a bit.”

Limited in practice were TE Jordan Reed (shoulder), OLB Preston Smith (groin), ILB Will Compton (hip), G Brandon Scherff (ankle), and TE Derek Carrier (knee).


Reed returned to practice for the first time since suffering a Grade 3 sprain to the AC joint in his left shoulder in the game against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. He missed the game in Arizona. While his limited participation was a good sign for his return it’ is way too early in the week to say with any degree of certainty that he will be playing against the Eagles.

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Robert Griffin III set to start Sunday for Browns vs. Bengals

Robert Griffin III set to start Sunday for Browns vs. Bengals

RGIII is finally getting another chance to play.

Plagued by injury after injury — most recently breaking a bone in his left shoulder in the Brown’s 29-10 loss to the Eagles in their season opener — the former Redskin is set to start for Cleveland against the Bengals on Sunday, ESPN’s Dan Graziano reports.

Griffin was cleared for contact last week after missing the majority of the Browns’ 0-12 season, and the team is coming off a bye week after its last loss to the Giants over Thanksgiving weekend.

In 2015, Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin as starting quarterback, and the Redskins released him at the end of the season. He signed a two-year, $15 million contract with Cleveland in March.  

In Griffin’s absence, the Browns have relied on Cody Kessler and Josh McCown, who boast a 65.5 and 54.5 completion percentage, respectively. The two combine for just 12 touchdowns this season.

Will Griffin be the key to ending the Browns’ winless season? We’ll find out Sunday.

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