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Flashback Friday: Rex Grossman Leads Redskins To Win Against The Cardinals


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This Sunday the Washington Redskins will travel to Phoenix where they will take on Arizona Cardinals for the 122nd time together. The Redskins currently lead in their series history matchups 74-45-2.

The last time the Redskins won against the Cardinals was in 2011, with Redskins former quarterback Rex Grossman leading the team to a win. The game got off to a rough start  for the Redskins with them scoring no points the whole quarter and allowing the Cardinals to put seven points on the board. The second quarter turned around for the Redskins and they were able to take the lead with a touchdown, extra point, and a field goal. This changed the score to 10-7 with the skins keeping the lead for the rest of the second quarter.
 
There were many missed opportunities and unfortunately the Redskins did not put any more points on the scoreboard or stop the Cardinals from gaining any extra points during the third quarter. Going into the fourth quarter the score was 14-10, with the Cardinals back in the lead. The game really picked up during the fourth quarter and the Cardinals were able to keep a small lead over the Redskins until the end of the game.
 
With just under two minutes left in the game, Redskins kicker Graham Gano made a 34-yard field goal to put the Redskins in the lead by one point. The redskins won this game 22-21. Grossman finished the game completing 25 out of 43 passes for 291 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. After Grossman threw his second interception, running back Tim Hightower, encouraged him to keep throwing the ball and that partly helped him earn his first fourth quarter touchdown.

A win for the Redskins against the Cardinals will improve the Redskins to 7-4-1 and 3-2-1 this season on the road. This win will also keep the Redskins in the competition for the playoffs. The Redskins will accomplish a lot by winning this game including this being their 75th win against the Cardinals.


Ashli Brown is a writer for the NFC East and the Washington Redskins. Follow her on Twitter at @Loveli_Ashli





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