Redskins Overcome Mistakes to Put Away Arizona and Improve to 2-0

Michael AbbottContributor IIISeptember 18, 2011

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 18: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals is pulled down by cornerback DeAngelo Hall #23 of the Washington Redskins and other defenders in the third quarter at FedExField on September 18, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. The Washington Redskins won, 22-21. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Rex Grossman overcame two interceptions to lead Washington to a 22-21 victory at FedEx Field Sunday. On a fourth-and-3 play Grossman threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Santa Moss to bring the Skins to within two points. A late forced fumble and field goal gave the Skins a 2-0 record on the year.

This game was almost a throwback to the old Skins, I mean the old coach Gibbs teams. The Skins played a 60-minute game and found a way to win. This is encouraging considering the youth the Skins have.

Grossman made some mistakes but overcame them like a veteran quarterback should do. So far he's proved the critics wrong and is managing the offense very well to this point. He's been efficient with the ball and has a very good running back in Hightower to hand the ball to.

Looking at the game stats, the Washington looked as if they dominated the game, which they did except for the score. Coach Shannon wants this team to learn to put teams away in the fourth quarter and that will come with the young talent the team has.

I get a sense of energy and a desire to win that hasn't been associated with the team in many years. If the Skins stay healthy and Grossman continues to improve, it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone to see this team make it to the playoffs.