December 6, 2009 by USA Post
Devin Thomas,A slim one-touchdown lead and only 15 minutes to go.
The Redskins, still playing strong on both sides of the ball, hold a 27-20 advantage after three quarters and show no signs of letting up.
Through three quarters, the Redskins have already put up a season-high point total, seen their quarterback match a career-high for touchdown passes and their No. 2 wide receiver set career marks for yards and touchdowns.
The Redskins put together scoring drives of 64 and 56 yards. The first resulted in Shaun Suisham’s tie-breaking 28-yard field goal.
The quarter also provided a coming-out party of sorts for second-year receiver Devin Thomas. In the first half, he had only 15 yards on two catches but finished the quarter with 102 yards on six receptions. His seven-yard touchdown catch midway through the third was his second of the game and gave the Redskins a temporary 10-point lead.
The drive came courtesy of the Redskins’ defense, which stopped the Saints’ on fourth-and-one from the Washington 43-yard line. On the Redskins’ ensuing possession, Campbell hit Thomas with a 40-yard pass down the sideline to set up the score.
Quarterback Jason Campbell finished the third quarter 22-of-33 passing for 304 yards. He had three touchdowns, no interceptions and hadn’t been sacked a single time. His passer rating was 126.3.
For comparison, Drew Brees posted a 88.9 passer rating on 20-of-29 passing for 224 yards. He had a touchdown and an interception.
Through three quarters, the Redskins had outgained the Saints through the air and on the ground, posting 21 first downs compared with New Orleans’ 14
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