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Skins Open Second Half With New-Look Offense

Campbell benched, Portis injured at start of third quarter



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    LANDOVER, Md. -- Two starters on the Washington Redskins offense were absent at the start of the second half Sunday.

    Quarterback Jason Campbell was benched in favor of backup Todd Collins and running back Clinton Portis was out with an injury.

    Portis quickly returned, though, and took his first carry on the team's second possession 78 yards -- a career long. Wasn't long enough, though. He came up short of the end zone, and the team settled for a field goal and a 6-3 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs, who later knotted the score at 6-6 with a field goal of their own.

    The Redskins had said Portis suffered a sprained ankle and was questionable to return. Ladell Betts replaced him for the first possession of the third quarter.

    Campbell went 9 for 16 for 89 yards and an interception in the first half. Winless Kansas City led 3-0 at halftime.

    Fans cheered when Collins trotted onto the field for Washington's first play on offense in the third quarter. On his first throw, Collins completed a 42-yard pass to Santana Moss.

    Portis' previous long run in the NFL was a gain of 65 yards in 2003, when he played for the Denver Broncos. That run also came against the Chiefs.