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Injured running back Tim Hightower delivered a motivational speech to his teammates inside the locker room immediately after the loss.

“What I remind the guys is that we came into the season with one goal,” he later told reporters. “We want to focus. Whether we were 6-0 at this point or whether we were 1-and-whatever, we’re still in the hunt right now.

“We’re going to come back. I don’t think it’s time for anyone to get discouraged. I think it’s time for us to stay motivated and stay hungry, and to just go back to work.

“Regardless of what happens outside the locker room, I know every guy in this locker room still believes in what we can do, in the team that we can be. We’ve got to show it.”

Extra points

• Backup quarterback Rex Grossman was active but spent the entire game inside the locker room with pneumonia, coach Mike Shanahan said. Grossman had a 103-degree temperature, and the Redskins wanted to keep him out of the sun. He could have played if John Beck went down. Receiver Terrence Austin would have taken snaps in an emergency, Shanahan said.

• Rookie receiver Leonard Hankerson was active for the first time in his career. He was the intended target of Beck’s pass that was intercepted in the final minutes. Hankerson appeared to run a different route than Beck expected.