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The defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers may be in the game for one or two possessions tonight. However, it is important for the defense to be stingy against an offense that was less than average last season.
Rex Grossman will be quarterbacking a Washington Redskins squad that was 30th in rushing offense and eighth in passing offense. Donovan McNabb recorded 3,377 of the those passing yards last season. Expect the passing numbers to be down in 2011.
Washington shouldn't be great in all areas on offense, and Pittsburgh should have no trouble holding them down while the starters are in.
Once the starters go out, it flips the script to caring how individuals fair, not the team, as players will be fighting for a job.