Washington Redskins Week 1 Victory: 4 New Difference Makers This Season

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Washington Redskins Week 1 Victory: 4 New Difference Makers This Season
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The Washington Redskins opened up their 2011 regular season with a 28-14 victory over their NFC East rivals, the New York Giants.

In that contest, the Redskins displayed the fact that they are a young, hungry team that will be exciting to watch.

New faces have arisen among the usual big names. We knew all along Brian Orakpo was going to be a force in the NFL and Santana Moss continues to be one of the best deep threats in the NFL.

Rex Grossman also showed he is able to keep his cool and be part of a winning team again after some frustrating snaps last season. Tim Hightower proved why he was the prized free agent signing in D.C. this past offseason.

However, what jumps out the most are some new and some not-so-new faces that now look to be difference makers on this year’s team. Let’s take a look at some of these players that will look to play a larger role in Landover this season.

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