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Week 1 vs. NYG
Passing: 19 - 26, 211 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 1 / 16 / 0
Campbell had decent numbers in Week 1 against the Giants, but he struggles to pass the all important "eyeball test". He was unable to get the ball into the hands of his top wideout Santana Moss with any regularity and he drew the ire of head coach Jim Zorn on several occasions for mistakes made on the field. Most of his numbers were racked up in the second half once the Giants were up by 13, so the performance is a bit skewed. Campbell also cost the Redskins a touchdown when he held the ball too long in the pocket on a rare occasion when he had ample time and was then sacked by Osi Umenyiora who stripped the ball and ran it back for a touchdown.
Week 2 vs. STL
Passing: 23 - 35, 242 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 7 / 28 / 0
Campbell had a decent day statistically, but aside from short dump-off passes to Chris Cooley he did not move the sticks with much regularity. He looked fine in the pocket and scrambled a few times for nice gains, but he could not find Santana Moss or anyone else very deep all day long. Some of his throws downfield sailed or were out of bounds as both he and the Redskins' offense struggled. No pass was completed for more than 25 yards and few if any of his connections afforded his receivers much chance of getting extra yardage after the catch.
Week 3 vs. DET
Passing: 27 - 41, 340 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 1 / 21 / 0
Campbell had a solid game, although most of it was pitch and catch between him and Santana Moss. He moved the ball well on the opening drive of the game, finding Moss and his other young receivers Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas. Unfortunately the Redskins couldn't get into the End Zone and the Lions controlled the ball for the remainder of the first half. In the second half, Campbell came out swinging. He hit Moss on a corner route that led to the biggest play of the game --- a 57 yard TD pass. Early in the 4th quarter he couldn't find an open man on 3rd and 9, and scrambled around the end for a big 21 yard gain. Unfortunately he missed connecting with Kelly and Antwaan Randle El later and the Redskins were forced to punt. On the final two possessions, Campbell marched the team well. He took the short passes of the middle that the Lions were giving him and checked down to his running backs when nothing was open down the field. He put his team in position to win the game, but eventually ran out of time on the final drive and couldn't pull out the game winner.
Week 4 vs. TB
Passing: 12 - 22, 170 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT
Rushing: 7 / 20 / 0
This game was a picture of Jason Campbell's career. He made some very ill-advised throws that resulted in interceptions. He had maddening bouts of inaccuracy. When the initial read wasn't there, smoke would come out of Campbell's ears and he usually took the sack. When the initial read was there, Campbell would confidently let the ball go on time, and on the money. He threw a perfect deep ball to Santana Moss on play action to give the Redskins the lead, and his TD pass to Chris Cooley threaded the needle between two defenders that were trying to bracket Cooley. His interceptions were either underthrown or behind the intended receiver, and on two accounts, into double coverage.
Week 5 vs. CAR
Passing: 17 - 23, 145 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 2 / 4 / 0
Jason Campbell did nothing to quiet the boos of Redskins fans around the country with his performance in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. Campbell completed 17 of 23 passes for a respectable 74% completion percentage but most of his throws were short passes to the flats and checkdowns. With the exception of a 23 yard pass to Santana Moss, Campbell did not have a pass completion of more then 13 yards and seemed resigned to making short throws rather then take long chances down the field. The Redskins raced out to a 17 point lead (which is partly responsible for the short passing game) but Campbell's throws were rarely in a place that receivers could gain yards after the catch. Campbell was sacked 5 times and despite the Panthers loading the box to stop Clinton Portis, he could not take advantage of man-coverage to the outside for any long completions. He threw for a mere 8 first downs passing and even in 3rd and long situations, Campbell rarely threw the ball far enough to earn a first down. Outside of the completion to Moss, Campbell only had two passes that traveled more then 10 yards in the air, both resulting in incompletions.
Week 6 vs. KC
Passing: 9 - 16, 89 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 2 / 6 / 0
QB Jason Campbell played only one half against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6, getting benched at halftime. This seemed a little odd, as Campbell was not the problem on offense, completing 60% of his passes before throwing a desperation toss to the end zone that was intercepted on the last play of the half. Head coach Jim Zorn is desperate to save his team and his job and get a victory, but this move was not a good one. Look for Campbell to start next week on Monday Night Football against Philadelphia.
Week 7 vs. PHI
Passing: 29 - 43, 284 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 4 / 8 / 0
Campbell's performance was typical - a few plays that show his big arm and ideal skillset, but mostly tentative and ineffective. Campbell had a tipped pass intercepted for a TD, and he was under pressure from the Eagles relentless blitzes all night. Campbell gave up another turnover when he didn't feel the rush coming and fumbled away the ball, and another bad sack he took cost the team a chance at a field goal. He missed Santana Moss wide open for a long TD, and generally did not go patiently through his progressions. Campbell was fine on scripted plays that worked, and plays when his initial read came open, but he looked lost when he had to improvise. Penalties and mistakes seemed to demoralize the team from the get-go, and the running game never got on track to get the offense out of constant third and longs. His job is hanging by a thread, but it's a stronger thread than the one holding Jim Zorn's job.
Week 9 vs. ATL
Passing: 15 - 22, 196 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 5 / 40 / 0
Campbell actually had a very gutsy performance and showed some improvement in this game, even though the score doesn't indicate it. He was under relentless pressure in the first half, taking five sacks and leaving the game injured on number five. He returned to the game in the second half and led the Redskins down the field for two touchdowns to pull them within seven after falling behind by 21 in the first half. Campbell did a good job of hanging in the pocket and patiently going through his reads, making plays downfield to secondary targets, like on a deep throw to fullback Mike Sellers, and he also had a good sense of when to break the pocket and run. He got hurt again in the second half and left the game, which seemed to take the wind out of the Redskins sails, but he did return yet again for the end of the game. Campbell's only interceptions came on a pass he could have thrown better, but Fred Davis also could have caught - instead Davis deflected it and Tye Hill intercepted the ball and returned it for a touchdown. Overall, this was a game that showed why Campbell is still an NFL starting QB with upside, but also why the Redskins aren't going anywhere no matter who starts for them.
Week 10 vs. DEN
Passing: 17 - 26, 193 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 2 / 15 / 0
Campbell was effective and efficient against the Broncos on Sunday. He showed good patience in the pocket, and didn't try to force the ball into coverage. Campbell was sacked a couple of times, but it was from him holding on to the ball too long as he didn't want to make a rash decision with the football. The Broncos also seemed to have trouble with Campbell's scrambling ability. He didn't rack up a bunch of yards on the ground, but he did slide and move around the pocket --- giving himself extra time to look downfield. Campbell was also able to take advantage of safety Brian Dawkins over-aggressive play, and that looked like something the Redskins went out of their way to exploit. Campbell's lone touchdown pass of the day came on a play where he scrambled to his right and was able to move Dawkins up which opened up a hole for Todd Yoder to catch the pass for six.
Week 11 vs. DAL
Passing: 24 - 37, 256 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
Jason Campbell played well against the Cowboys, completing nearly two-thirds of his attempts, but he could not stretch the field well nor could he get the ball into the end zone. Washington had to settle for field goal tries all afternoon which won't get the job done in most contests. With the loss of Ladell Betts, the Redskins threw nearly twice as often as they ran the ball, putting all the offense on Campbell's shoulders. Campbell faced strong pressure from Dallas in the pocket but he scrambled to avoid the rush and connected with receivers down the field. Another challenge lies ahead for Campbell against Philadelphia next week.
Week 12 vs. PHI
Passing: 22 - 37, 231 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: 2 / 2 / 1
Jason Campbell performed well against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 12, moving well in and around the pocket to buy time and connect with his multitude of receivers on passing downs to keep the chains moving. Campbell struggled with deeper throws but he connected on enough shorter routes to keep the Redskins' chances for the upset alive. He also added a rushing touchdown on the opening possession on a designed quarterback draw near the goal line. Campbell faces a tough game next week against the Saints assuming that the hit he took on the final play of the game did not cause any major injury.
Week 13 vs. NO
Passing: 30 - 42, 367 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 1 / -1 / 0
Campbell had quite possibly his best game in years, even though the Redskins ended up losing. He was firing the ball confidently on short passes and throwing the deep ball with consistent accuracy against the Saints banged-up secondary. His perfect deep ball early drew a pass interference, and his red zone efficiency continued with a nice toss to Fred Davis on a short crosser for a TD. He was calm under pressure, hitting his hot reads and stepping into this throws even though he knew he was going to take a hit. Campbell didn't force anything, showing great patience in the pocket, and knowing when to throw the ball away. He only made a few bad decisions, including one red zone throw that Malcolm Jenkins should have picked and returned for a TD. His worst moment on the day came when the Redskins were driving for a game-winning score after the Saints had tied the game, but he didn't put enough on the outside throw, and it was picked by Jon Vilma to end the threat. Campbell hit Devin Thomas, Santana Moss, and Antwaan Randle-el on deep balls, and looked as comfortable in the offense as he has during his time in the NFL. He is a great backup fantasy QB to have for your playoff run, and he might still available on the waiver wire.
Week 14 vs. OAK
Passing: 16 - 28, 222 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 4 / 20 / 0
Campbell commanded the offense well, spreading the ball around and scrambling for first downs when he couldn't find an open receiver. He made smart plays and did a good job holding on to the ball under pressure. On his first touchdown pass to Fred Davis, Campbell exhibited great poise in the pocket --- partly due to superb pass protection --- and got the ball on the money when he saw an opening. He clearly had a better rapport with Santana Moss than any other receiver, but he did well to spread the ball evenly. Campbell injured his non-throwing shoulder, and the trainer was working on it in on the sidelines, but he did not miss any time because of it.
Week 15 vs. NYG
Passing: 15 - 28, 192 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: 2 / 36 / 0
Quite frankly Jason Campbell didn't have a chance Monday night. He took a beating from the Giants front 7 from the get go on his way to getting sacked 5 times. The pressure forced Campbell into throwing 2 INT's, one of which came in the shadow of his own end zone and was returned for a TD. He capped a miserable 1st half by leaving the game after being ridden to the ground by Osi Umenyiora. He came back out to start the 2nd half and fared a little better as the Giants blitzed a less with a comfortable lead. Campbell managed to toss a TD to TE Fred Davis in the 3rd quarter, but overall it was a forgettable game for the beaten and bruised QB.
Week 16 vs. DAL
Passing: 24 - 39, 199 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 4 / 13 / 0
Campbell set the tone for the Redskins offensive night on the first drive of the game when he overshot his TE Fred Davis for a tipped pass interception. The rest of game didn't go much better for him as he was rushed into making short passes and had trouble moving the team into Cowboys territory. Obviously, the Redskins system doesn't ask or allow him to really stretch the field much, as he is asked to keep the vast majority of his throws under 10 yards. His time in Washington may be coming to an end, and you have to wonder how productive he would be elsewhere at this point.
Week 17 vs. SD
Passing: 28 - 42, 281 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 3 / 8 / 0
Another brave performance by Campbell to cap a year that took a lot of fortitude for him to survive. Campbell was calm going through his reads early, but the Chargers covered and tackled well and he had little success moving the ball. Campbell was able to move the offense with designed throws on the move and one long seam throw to Malcolm Kelly, who broke a tackle to get an 80+ yard gain. Campbell threw accurately all day and gave his receivers chances to make plays after the catch, and he was victimized by a few drops. He converted both TDs on play action fake throws at the goal line that took patience. If the Redskins are smart, they'll bring him back next year.