Brunell probable for Sunday's game
December 28, 2005, 7:26 pm
Landover, MD (Sports Network) - Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell is probable for Sunday's crucial showdown at Philadelphia with a sprained right knee.
The Redskins have been on fire, winning four straight games, thanks to Brunell and a revived offensive attack. Brunell, though, left Saturday's 35-20 win over the New York Giants but an MRI on the knee revealed no further damage.
Brunell, who chucked two scoring tosses to Pro-Bowl bound wideout Santana Moss in the first half and was 7-of-11 for 112 yards before exiting, went down early in the third quarter when Giants linebacker Nick Greisen sacked him.
The southpaw signal caller was replaced by Patrick Ramsey, who promptly delivered a 72-yard touchdown pass to Moss, giving Washington a 28-17 lead. Ramsey finished 5-of-7 for 104 yards.
Washington (9-6) can clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Eagles, and a Redskins' victory coupled with a Giants' loss at Oakland will give Washington the NFC East title.
Brunell, 35, has started all but one of the Redskins' games this season and has thrown for 2,909 yards and a career-best 22 TDs with nine interceptions.