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Grossman, at least, has rejuvenated the passing game. He moved the offense against Miami after being reinstated as the starter, but several breakdowns kept the Redskins out of the end zone.

They broke through against Dallas, though, with three touchdowns. Nine Redskins caught passes, the most in one game this season.

“We’re getting back to the formula that we showed earlier in the season where we were able to spread the ball out and take chances downfield and make the defense play honest versus us instead of trying to take away just one part of our game,” receiver Anthony Armstrong said.

Receiver Santana Moss’ expected return from a four-game absence should help, too. His fractured left hand healed enough for him to practice this week.

“It was on and poppin’,” Moss said.

The Redskins hope they can say the same for their entire offense Sunday night. After progressing in consecutive games, they sense another step forward — one that results in victory.

“It gave guys some confidence knowing that they can do this,” Shanahan said. “We are capable. We’ve just got to play our best.”