OK they were playing the Steelers second team, however starting off from your own 1 yard line and getting the ball down to the Red Zone on the opening drive at least shows there is no rust on Rex Grossman as he prepares to fight for the starters job in 2011. Bearing in mind that Pittsburgh’s second string defenders are pretty good this is an encouraging result for Washington and although they only managed to win the game thanks to 3 second half field goals they have shown enough to suggest that they might not be the whipping boys of the NFC that everyone predicts.
As for the Steelers well once they get the full squad out they will be hard to beat again and if they can add a few offensive weapons then a repeat trip to the playoffs looks assured, and a second consecutive Superbowl is always a possibility.
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Publish Date: 08/13/2011 4:46