'Skins Win Costly for Both Teams

Both QBs go down as Chicago lets Washington break streak 24-16
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2007 3:31 AM CST
Washington Redskins backup quarterback Todd Collins, right, celebrates his second touchdown pass with teammates Keenan McCardell, left, and Mike Sellers in the fourth quarter of their football game against...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The loss was complete for the Bears last night, and the victory somewhat hollow for the Redskins, as the 24-16 game saw the injury—and potential season-long sidelining—of starting quarterbacks Jason Campbell and Rex Grossman. Both players were felled by hits to the knee in the first half of the game, reports the Washington Post.

While Campbell's backup, Todd Collins, built up a near-perfect pass rating with 15-of-20 throwing and two touchdowns, Chicago's Brian Griese saw his spirals intercepted twice in two drives. With the win, Washington snapped a four-game losing streak, playing on just five days of rest and amid ongoing mourning for murdered player Sean Taylor.