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Bunkley Makes His Presence Known Vs. Redskins

Brodrick Bunkley's been waiting all season to get a sack, but when he finally got one against the Redskins Monday night, he didn't even realize it.

"I didn't even know he (Jason Campbell) had the ball," Bunkley said after the game when reliving his third quarter sack of the Redskins' quarterback, his first of 2009. "That's why, if you look at the film, I look downfield because I thought he got rid of the ball. I didn't know I had a sack until I got to the sidelines. I was like, what the heck is everybody cheering about?"

But don't get confused, Bunkley knew exactly what was going on all night against the Redskins. He was all over the place, adding a fumble recovery, two tackles for losses, and six tackles to his outstanding night.

"It's always been a close match between us (and the Redskins), a hard fought battle," he said. "It's good to get a big win like this, man. We need this especially going into the three-game stretch that we're going into. Good way to start it off, but we got to knock off this next one."

Indeed, Bunkley wasn't even fully dressed following the Redskins' game before he was already talking about the upcoming Giants game this Sunday.

"We're going to be ready," he said. "We got the Giants coming into town, that's motivation in itself. I like playing against teams like that because it brings the best out of you.

"I'm ready to go right now, for real. I'll go to work tomorrow."

One of the reasons Bunkley was able to play with such a high motor against the Redskins was the rotation along the defensive line employed by defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. Aside from Bunkley and Mike Patterson, the starting defensive tackles, Trevor Laws and Antonio Dixon both saw a lot of playing time throughout the game.

"You got Dixon, he's ballin," said Bunkley. "Trev is ballin. You don't lose a step when those guys are in, that's what you want."

In fact, it didn't take Bunkley very long to realize that Dixon would be able to contribute to the defense right away.

"Oh, Dixon's a beast," he said. "Young cat too, I can't wait to see him blossom.

"The first time I went against (Dixon) in drills, he hit me so hard it knocked my lunch up out of him. I felt it then, you better watch out for him."

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 3:19 p.m., October 27

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