Angst-ridden, hottie-dating, three-ring-wearing heartthrob Tom Brady had a swell game Monday night, a lot better than most of his teammates on the defensive side of the ball. Brady passed for three touchdowns and 21 points. Unfortunately, that still left New England 19 short. So after going 0-6 against Brady, and 0-7 against nike Rey Maualuga Womens Mens Youth Jersey the Patriots in Foxborough, Peyton Manning was able to walk out of Massachusetts with a win.This a huge deal for Manning. Maybe this is his year. The Pats were like a big rock he couldn’t budge. He’d huff and puff in New England, but all that got blown down was his reputation. By finally beating the Pats, and doing it so convincingly, Manning has overtaken Brady as the NFL’s Main Man. (Oh, wait, don’t tell me you thought that was T.O.’s spot! Not after yesterday’s performance when T.O. offered an apology that was, sadly, five days late, and Drew Rosenhaus began shrieking like Bengals Rey Maualuga Jersey Sale Howard Dean. "I love this man, I love this man," Rosenhaus frothed and burbled. At that point I had to wonder whether, if I were Owens, I’d want Rosenhaus "110 percent" behind me.)It’s on Peyton’s racket nike Rey Maualuga Womens Mens Youth Jersey Bengals Rey Maualuga Jersey Sale now. Favre is mulling, McNabb is hurting, Vick is snarling, Brady is struggling with the existentialism of fame, fortune and beautiful women (oy, what a curse) and Carson Palmer, Ben Roethlisberger and Peyton’s younger brother Eli are still callow fellows.Manning’s only problem is that he’s never won The Big One. He couldn’t beat Florida in college. And even with the victory Monday night, he still hasn’t beaten the Pats in the playoffs. That should change this year, because even if the Colts have to play the Patriots in January, it won’t be in the snow and cold of New England, it will be indoors in Indianapolis. Manning can stay inside the whole way, from Indianapolis to Detroit, and finally get the red carpet treatment.
Was it 35 years ago when a heavily favored, Super Bowl-bound Redskins team went to Foxborough, Mass., to play a New England team so disrespected that a headline writer for The Post described the Patriots this way: "Pats are Patsies"?[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive]"Why would you guys do that?" angry Redskins coach George Allen asked. "You’ll wake up these guys, make them angry."If Allen and some of his players were dismissed as worrywarts, the Patriots proved them prophetic. New England won, 24-23, handing the Redskins one of only three regular season losses in 1972.This afternoon Browns D’Qwell Jackson Jersey Sale in Foxborough the roles are reversed. The 4-2 Redskins are 16 1/2 -point underdogs to the 7-0 Patriots — a team Las Vegas Sports Consultants odds director Tony Sinisi calls "the team of the year in the NFL. A rarity in the NFL, where parity rules. A team operating in a different world from everyone else. A team that not only wins the game, but covers the spread."To which Redskins Hall of Fame quarterback Sonny Jurgensen blurted: "Tell me this isn’t Appalachian State-Michigan? If you’re a player, you love this challenge. There’s nothing better in sports than everyone telling you ‘you can’t do this.’ What more do you want than everyone saying ‘no way’ to you. ‘You can’t win.’"That’s why they play the game," said Jurgensen, who often carried the underdog role for the Redskins in the 1960s. "So many things can happen. We won some games like this. It feels great when you score the upset."Can the Redskins win today?"Yes," Jurgensen said "The defense will play well. The offense has to sustain drives and score touchdowns when they get in the red zone."But can Tom Brady nike D’Qwell Jackson Womens Mens Youth Jersey and the Patriots lose? "Yes," replied Tom Matte, a running back for the Baltimore Colts — nike D’Qwell Jackson Womens Mens Youth Jersey Browns D’Qwell Jackson Jersey Sale a 16-7 loser to the 17-point underdog New York Jets in Super Bowl III in 1969 — one of the truly great upsets in NFL history."It could happen," said Matte, a commentator in Baltimore for ESPN Radio and MASN. "The Patriots are a machine, but this is the NFL. And you don’t take a Joe Gibbs-coached team lightly. We didn’t take the Jets lightly; Don Shula [Baltimore's coach] prepared us. But we were outplayed and outcoached. Goofy stuff happened. Balls bounced the wrong way for us. I had the best game of my life, but it didn’t matter. I was decimated."Still think about the game? "[Expletive] right I do. I always think about that game."Kickoff today at 4:15. Who knows?CONTINUED 1 2 Next >» This Story:Read | Comments» This Story:Read | Comments
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Jason Campbell provided buzz, shrugging off New York Giants defenders on a 12-yard run in the first quarter and sprinting past them on 15-yard run in the third. The Redskins’ young quarterback provided scares, taking a brutal hit from Brandon Short that caused him to black out and briefly sent him to the sideline just before halftime. Campbell provided nike 12th Fan Womens Mens Youth Jersey Seahawks 12th Fan Jersey Sale hope, too, leading the Redskins on two efficient late-game scoring drives during which he was nearly perfect.But as fans filed out of FedEx Field, “Auld Lang Syne” played over the loudspeakers, and the Redskins ambled off the field for the final time in 2006, it was Giants quarterback Eli Manning who trotted over to offer Campbell the sympathetic pat on the rear and whispered words of encouragement. Because for yet another week, Campbell’s play had provided plenty of excitement and plenty of memorable moments, but not a victory.It was not for lack of opportunity in a 34-28 loss that ran his record as a starter to 2-5. On Campbell’s first two chances in the fourth quarter, he produced two touchdown drives, completing 9 of 10 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. His only incompletion came on a meaningless toss out of bounds.”I got into that zone,” he said. “I had the mentality where I was in a zone, and no matter what defense they were throwing at me, that I’d be able to compete and complete passes.”He got the ball back for a third time, with more than two minutes on the clock and the Redskins within six points. One pass was underthrown to Ladell Betts. The next was behind David Patten. The next soared past Patten. The final pass, intended for Antwaan Randle El, was broken up.”We were so close,” Campbell said.With the Redskins dissecting their lost season after their last missed opportunity, they paused to compliment Campbell’s play. He proved elusive, rushing for 30 yards on three carries. It was the second-best rushing day for a Redskins quarterback this season.”Did you see him run the ball?” said running back Rock Cartwright. “Did you see him break tackles? I mean, that was great.”And Campbell proved resilient. After Short’s hit caused his head to bounce off the turf in the second quarter, Campbell headed to the sideline and missed two offensive plays. He said he blacked out for about five seconds, but he wanted back in the game immediately. He went back in the third quarter.”My head was just being dizzy for a minute; I think it was just from hitting the ground so hard,” Campbell said.”I think that what Jason did for me was make a statement,” said Coach Joe Gibbs, who added Campbell would remain the starter in 2007. “He got tagged. He said that he was ready to go back in the next series.”"He got [hit hard] and came back in Seahawks 12th Fan Jersey Sale there; that shows toughness,” guard Randy Thomas agreed. “He could have just sat on the sidelines. The season’s over, so he could have just sat there and just waited till next year, but there’s a fight in him, you know? He’s got to learn how to slide, though.”Which Campbell would agree is not the only thing he needs to learn. The quarterback said he would “take a little break” and then begin readying for next year, both in the weight room and with his receivers. He said he would get together with them, whether he nike 12th Fan Womens Mens Youth Jersey has to fly to meet them or bring them to the Washington area. He guessed he would spend 75 percent of his offseason at Redskins Park and the other 25 percent elsewhere. He said “for the most part, I grew in a lot of ways” this season, and he promised next year he would “take it to another level.”"There’s a lot to build from, a lot I can take home and learn from,” he said. “All the games we lost were one or two or five points. Next year we need to be on the opposite end of that.”#botPromoStrip background: #fff url(‘http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/longterm/2007/photo/gray624.jpg’) no-repeat; padding: 7px 10px; margin: 5px 0 10px 0;More in the Redskins SectionRedskins InsiderNews updates, poll questions and exlusive analysis of the Redskins.Tailgate ZoneA discussion group that invites fans to debate all matters burgundy and gold.Insider PodcastPost reporters and editors discuss and dissect the team’s ups and downs.