Ex-Redskin Of The Week: Jason Campbell, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders
Jason Campbell came off the bench in the second half to lead touchdown drives of 93 and 73 yards for the Raiders in the win against the San Diego Chargers. Campbell was benched in the second game of the season in favor of back-up Bruce Gradkowski. Gradkowski suffered a shoulder injury mid-way in the game. Campbell in relief competed 13 of 18 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. Oakland’s win snapped a 13 game losing streak to the Chargers.
Ex-Redskin Of The Weak: Todd Collins, Quarterback, Chicago Bears
Todd Collins completed 10 of his 16 passes. Unfortunately, four of them were to the opposing Carolina Panthers defense. The Bears beat the Panthers anyway, 23-6, thanks to an opportunistic defense and Matt Forte’s 166 rushing yards and two touchdown runs. Forte’s rushing yards were five times greater than Collins’ net 32 passing yards.
Collins beat out Norv Turner for ex-Redskins of the Weak honors. Turner’s San Diego Chargers lost to the Oakland Raiders (see above) in another slow start to the season.