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Moss, Brunell Confuse Jaguars

October 02, 2006|From the Associated Press

LANDOVER, Md. — In the first quarter, Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss made a spin move that left Jacksonville Jaguars safety Deon Grant sprawled on the grass at the 11-yard line.

In the fourth quarter, Moss caught a pass and darted inside just in time to make cornerback Brian Williams whiff near the goal line.

Then in overtime, Moss dusted Grant and Williams at the same time, leaving them flat-footed on a catch and run that went 68 yards down the left sideline for a score.

Three dazzling touchdowns that on Sunday turned into a 36-30 victory for the Redskins over the Jaguars.

"He's the best after the catch I've played with," Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell said of Moss. "He's exciting to watch. There's nothing he can't do."

Moss finished with four receptions for 138 yards for the Redskins (2-2), including catches that went 55, eight and 68 yards for touchdowns. Clinton Portis ran 27 times for 112 yards and a touchdown, becoming the first back in 13 games to get 100 against the Jaguars (2-2).

And Brunell, who played nine seasons for the Jaguars before he was replaced by current Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich at the end of the 2003 season, completed 18 of 30 passes for 329 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

Brunell, who missed two practices this week because of a bad cut on his throwing elbow, said it was "weird" playing his former team for the first time, but he responded to detractors who doubted the Redskins' offense.

"We heard all week about how we're not getting big plays, getting the ball downfield," Brunell said. "I think we answered that."

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