The Steelers controlled 5 of the last 6 minutes of the 1st quarter by passing. They literally abandoned the run until their scoring play, which was a 5-yard sweep by Willie Parker. You can feel the momentum shifting, but not to the extent the Redskins can’t get it back with one drive. So, with 53 seconds to go in the quarter, the question is will the Redskins’ offense prove its mettle? This is the perfect situation for evaluating how far the offense has come. Sure, CP is sitting this drive out, but the Redskins have the horses to handle his absence. He’s most likely done for the night, regardless.
At the start of the 2nd quarter, Campbell is 1 for 7. The passing game is out of sync, and based on the punt return I just saw, so is the punt coverage team. There you have it – the Skins could not answer the Steelers during their first drive in the 2nd quarter. We’ll see if the defense can secure the momentum by forcing a turnover. Now would be the perfect time for that.