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Drive Of The Game: Grant's Impressive Catch Caps Big Play Drive


This week's Redskins Drive of the Game, presented by Ford, was a three-play, 75-yard scoring drive finished off by a Ryan Grant three-yard touchdown catch that gave the Redskins the lead.

After a 10-play, 79-yard scoring drive by the Kansas City Chiefs to open up the second half, one that would put them ahead for the first time of the night, the Redskins responded rapidly with a big pass play.

Starting from their own 25-yard line, the Redskins helped quiet a crowd that had gained momentum with the help of tight end Vernon Davis, who caught a 69-yard pass that came about largely because of his speed and patience.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins threw a perfect pass to Davis open down the right seam, and then the tight end began using his vision, waiting for blocks ahead of him to scamper around, cutting to his left and running down to the Kansas City six-yard line.

The pass play put Davis in 10th all-time in receiving yards among tight ends in NFL history.

"We call him el caballo because he's like a thoroughbred the way he runs down the field," Cousins said of Davis. "We always talk about his hamstrings and how they're like the hamstrings of a 19 year old. Special player, but I keep going back to he's a great player, but he's a better person. He's not a guy who acts entitled. He's a guy who could at his age and experience level. He is just very humble, hungry and is just a fun guy to play football with."

Running back Samaje Perine carried the ball up the middle for three yards and then the Redskins made it count.

Cousins found wide receiver Ryan Grant on a shallow crossing route in the end zone, with Grant making an impressive grab. It was his second touchdown of the season, snagging it above cornerback Marcus Peters and giving Washington the lead back just like that.

The drive took just one minute and 38 seconds.

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