Washington 22, Arizona 21

Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 18, 2011
WHERE: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
TEMPERATURE: 66°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Peter Morelli
ATTENDANCE: 76330

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona 7 0 7 7 21
Washington 0 10 0 12 22

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 1-1 1-0 0-1 L1
Washington 2-0 2-0 0-0 W2

Recap

Rex Grossman passed for 291 yards and a pair of touchdowns and the Washington Redskins recovered a fumble with 1:39 remaining in the fourth quarter to seal a 22-21 victory over the visiting Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Former Cardinal Tim Hightower rushed for 96 yards on 20 carries and tight end Fred Davis made six catches for 86 yards and a score for the Redskins (2-0), who dominated time of possession and committed only two penalties for 10 yards.

Arizona (1-1) looked as though it had the game in hand when Kevin Kolb found Larry Fitzgerald for a 73-yard touchdown to give the Cardinals a 21-13 lead with 11:09 left.

Grossman, who had thrown a pair of interceptions earlier in the game, calmly led Washington on a 13-play, 73-yard drive over the next 5:35.

Grossman’s 18-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss pulled the Redskins to within 21-19. A two-point conversion failed, but Washington forced a three-and-out to get the ball back.

Grossman went 4 of 5 on the ensuing drive and Graham Gano’s 36-yard field goal gave the Redskins the lead.

Arizona had one last chance, with the ball on their own 20-yard line and 1:39 on the clock. Kolb found Chansi Stuckey with his first pass but Byron Westbrook forced a fumble and Reed Doughty recovered to seal it.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Arizona   Washington
Beanie Wells Player Tim Hightower
14 Attempts 20
93 Yards 96
6.6 Avg Yards 4.8
1 Touchdowns 0
25 Long 20
Receiving
Arizona   Washington
Larry Fitzgerald Player Fred Davis
7 Receptions 6
133 Yards 86
19.0 Avg Yards 14.3
1 Touchdowns 1
73 Long 40

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Arizona 324 93 231 3 0 2 1.0 0
Washington 455 172 283 2 3 1 3.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Redskins have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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