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Fans Set Attendance Mark At Giants Game

With 90,803 fans in attendance for Sunday's game against the New York Giants, FedExField set a new single-stadium attendance record.

The attendance figure beat out the previous mark of 90,608, set on Sept. 11, 2006, in the Redskins' season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

The following are the top five NFL crowds ever at FedExField.

Date Game Attendance
Sept. 23, 2007 Giants 90,803
Sept. 11, 2006 Vikings 90,608
Dec. 18, 2005 Cowboys 90,367
Nov. 7, 2005 Eagles 90,298
Oct. 31, 2004 Ravens 90,287

FedExField opened in 1997. It has a capacity of 91,704 seats and is the largest stadium in the NFL. Giants Stadium is the second-largest with 80,242 seats.


Wide receiver Santana Moss suffered a strained groin injury during Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

He suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter on a reception. It appeared he landed awkwardly as he came down with a catch. The team will update Moss's status on Monday.

The Redskins have a bye next weekend, so Moss will have plenty of time to recuperate for the Redskins' next opponent, Oct. 7 against the Detroit Lions at FedExField.

Moss finished Sunday's game with three catches for a team-high 82 yards. His 49-yard reception helped set up the Redskins' second touchdown of the game.

Linebacker Rocky McIntosh sustained a mild shoulder injury and defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin had a bruised ankle.


Cornerback Fred Smoot was among the inactive players for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Smoot has been slowed by a hamstring injury in recent weeks.

It's the second game in a row that Smoot has been sidelined due to the lingering injury.

Shawn Springs and Carlos Rogers drew the starting assignments at cornerback, with David Macklin and Leigh Torrence serving in nickel packages.

Smoot said on Friday that he expected to play against the Giants, but he was limited in practice two days last week. Redskins coaches are typically reluctant to activate players who miss practice time.

The Redskins' complete list of inactive players was as follows: Smoot, safety Vernon Fox, defensive lineman Ryan Boschetti and Lorenzo Alexander, guard Randy Thomas, tight end Cody Boyd and wide receiver Shaun Bodiford.


On Saturday, the Redskins signed wide receiver Shaun Bodiford to the team's practice squad. To make room for Bodiford, the Redskins released offensive lineman Justin Geisinger.

Bodiford was claimed off waivers by the Redskins on Sept. 2. He was deactivated for the club's first two regular-season games.

Bodiford, 5-11 and 186 pounds, has impressive speed. He is a first-year player who spent time in 2007 preseason with the Green Bay Packers.

Bodiford was with the Packers and Detroit Lions during the 2006 season, serving primarily as a kick return specialist.

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