Mike Shanahan’s handling of the quarterback situation in Washington hasn’t always been well-received, but the Redskins’ coach has to be feeling vindicated right now as his team stands at 2-0 after Rex Grossman turned in his second consecutive solid game.
Grossman was far from perfect today against the Arizona Cardinals, but he completed 25 of 43 passes for 291 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions, in leading the Redskins to a come-from-behind 22-21 win. Grossman now has 596 passing yards in two games this season. Suffice to say, that’s a whole lot more yards than the quarterback Grossman supplanted, Donovan McNabb, has thrown for in Minnesota.
The Redskins’ offense also got a big outing from its 1-2 punch at running back of Tim Hightower (20 carries for 96 yards) and Roy Helu (10 carries for 74 yards).
For the Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald had seven catches for 133 yards and a 73-yard touchdown.
The game ended with Redskins fans chanting “We want Dallas!” referring to next Monday’s NFC East showdown with the Cowboys. For the first time in years, Redskins fans are excited.