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Grossman Adding Comebacks to His Resume


After the Redskins' first two offensive series of Sunday's game against Arizona, quarterback Rex Grossman was 7-of-13 for 88 yards, but had two series-ending interceptions.

Coming off the field after his second pick, head coach Mike Shanahan pulled Grossman aside and told him, "Those things happen, just shake it off."

Grossman turned his day around, going 18-of-30 for 203 yards and throwing two touchdowns the rest of the game.

"Any time you throw a couple of picks early, it doesn't feel good," Grossman said. "But at the same time, you have to realize there is a lot of time left in the game and that you have a job to do. You try not to let momentum turn against you in a negative way."

The Redskins' offense overcame a fourth quarter, 8-point deficit, gaining 455 total yards while controlling the ball for more than 38 minutes.

The key play in the comeback came with the Redskins facing a 4th-and-3 at the Cardinals' 18-yard line. Grossman was supposed to throw the ball in the flat for the first down, but he saw Santana Moss's route to the end zone developing and he threw his way.

"I'd rather have the touchdown [that the first down]," Grossman said.

Moss eluded two defenders and pulled in the 18-yard touchdown pass.

The Redskins' defense stopped the Cardinals on their next drive, setting up Grossman's game-winning drive, capped by Graham Gano' 34-yard field goal.

It was Grossman's fourth come-from-behind win as a starter quarterback. His last fourth-quarter comeback was 2007 when he played for the Chicago Bears.

Grossman said the team never felt like the game was out of reach.

"This team believes in itself and believes that we are going to make the big plays at the end of the game to win — you can just feel it," he said.  "Throughout the course of the year, you are going to be put in a lot of adverse situations, and I feel like we are one-for-one on that."

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