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The Washington Redskins started out the 2011-2012 season with a bang on Sunday against the New York Giants.
The Redskins quarterback, Rex Grossman, proved to doubters that Mike Shanahan made the right move starting him over John Beck. Grossman didn't run a conservative offense. He managed the game well, but he also took shots down the field and had a fantastic overall performance. Grossman finished the day with 305 yards and two touchdowns.
The Redskins' offense played above expectations, and the defense did the same.
The Redskins gave up a few big plays in the first half, but even so, the defense only gave up 14 points and had Eli Manning running for cover.
In the second half things just got better. The Redskins shut the Giants out.
The team gave up 268 passing yards (which makes sense considering the Giants aired it out because they were down almost the whole second half) and just 73 rushing yards to Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs combined.
The defense returned an interception for a touchdown and frustrated Manning with four sacks.