Quick Take: Redskins rally past Saints

It was over when ...
Redskins coach Jim Zorn made the decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 from the Saints' 32-yard-line with just under two minutes remaining. Jason Campbell completed an 8-yard pass to Santana Moss for the first down, enabling the Redskins to go into the victory formation and run out the clock for Zorn's first career win.

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Campbell was steady throughout the game and stepped up to an even higher level in the fourth quarter. With the Redskins trailing by nine entering the final stanza, Campbell led the team on two touchdown drives and finished 7-of-7 in for 157 yards and a touchdown in the final 11 minutes.

Key stat
The Redskins ran more than twice as many plays (38) in the first half as they did in the first half against the Giants (18) in the season opener. They outgained the Saints 203-112 in the half, but still trailed, 10-9.

Noteworthy
Before the game, Saints coach Sean Payton was given a contract extension through the 2012 season. ... The Saints started the game without three key members of their secondary and then lost Aaron Glenn to a leg injury in the fourth quarter. ... In his first career start, rookie safety Chris Horton had two interceptions for Washington. ... Redskins rookie punter Durant Brooks struggled mightily. He had one punt returned by the Reggie Bush for a touchdown and another travel only 28 yards. He also dropped a snap on a field goal attempt as the holder, costing the Redskins three points. ... With two rushing touchdowns, Clinton Portis moved ahead of Larry Brown for fourth on the Redskins' all-time list with 36 .

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