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Lightning forces suspension of Redskins-Ravens game

Aug 26, 2007 - 4:33 AM By Erick Smith PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

LANDOVER, Maryland (Ticker) -- Todd Collins made his case to become the backup quarterback for the Washington Redskins. Steve McNair looked in midseason form for the Baltimore Ravens.

Ultimately, though, the weather won out as the game was suspended due to lightning with 11:38 to play in the third quarter and the Redskins leading the Ravens, 13-7.

The game was delayed an hour at the start due to lightning, and after a 50-minute delay in the third quarter, the commissioner's office decided to suspend it at 11:55 p.m.

Collins, a 13-year veteran who has not started a NFL game in 10 years, was behind center for Washington with starter Jason Campbell sidelined with an injured knee. On his first snap, he hit Santana Moss for a 40-yard pass that set up an early 45-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham.

Collins also marched the Redskins on a 15-play, 73-yard drive that ended with another Suisham field goal with 12 seconds left in the half for a 7-6 lead. He finished an efficient 8-of-15 for 88 yards against the starting unit of one of the NFL's top defenses.

McNair also played the entire first half, completing 14-of-19 attempts for 98 yards. His 6-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Mason with 9:40 remaining in the second quarter gave the Ravens a 7-3 lead.

The play of Collins and McNair were the two lone highlights on a sloppy first half. The Beltway rivals combined for nine penalties in the first quarter alone. Neither team could establish a running game.

Ravens starter Willis McGahee gained just 12 yards on four carries, and counterpart Ladell Betts carried five times for 12 yards.

Mark Brunell, who is competing with Collins for the No. 2 spot behind Campbell, started the second half and misfired on two passes before weather struck again.

The final stoppage in play came shortly after Dallas Sartz gave the Redskins a 13-7 lead on a 3-yard interception return of a pass by Kyle Boller.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALTIMORE 0 7 0 7
    WASHINGTON 3 3 7 13 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WAS - FG, SHAUN SUISHAM 45 YD, 4:27.
    WASHINGTON 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: BAL - TD, DERRICK MASON 6 YD PASS FROM STEVE
    MCNAIR (MATT STOVER KICK), 5:25.
    BALTIMORE 7-3
    WAS - FG, SHAUN SUISHAM 25 YD, 14:

    Aug 26 12:12 AM


  • NFL
    TD WAS
    DALLAS SARTZ 3 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (SHAUN SUISHAM KICK)
    BALTIMORE 7
    WASHINGTON 13 13:52 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ravens vs. WashingtonAug 25 11:01 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALTIMORE 0 7 7
    WASHINGTON 3 3 6 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WAS - FG, SHAUN SUISHAM 45 YD, 4:27.
    WASHINGTON 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: BAL - TD, DERRICK MASON 6 YD PASS FROM STEVE
    MCNAIR (MATT STOVER KICK), 5:25.
    BALTIMORE 7-3
    WAS - FG, SHAUN SUISHAM 25 YD,

    Aug 25 10:37 PM


  • NFL
    FG WAS
    SHAUN SUISHAM 25 YD
    BALTIMORE 7
    WASHINGTON 6 0:08 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ravens vs. WashingtonAug 25 10:36 PM


  • NFL
    TD BAL
    DERRICK MASON 6 YD PASS FROM STEVE MCNAIR
    (MATT STOVER KICK)
    BALTIMORE 7
    WASHINGTON 3 9:35 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ravens vs. WashingtonAug 25 10:03 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALTIMORE 0 0
    WASHINGTON 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WAS - FG, SHAUN SUISHAM 45 YD, 4:27.
    WASHINGTON 3-0

    Aug 25 9:49 PM


  • NFL
    FG WAS
    SHAUN SUISHAM 45 YD
    BALTIMORE 0
    WASHINGTON 3 10:33 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Ravens vs. WashingtonAug 25 9:22 PM