As John Beck nursed his strained groin on the sideline, Rex Grossman jogged to the end zone for his first in-game audition for the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback job. A punt from the Pittsburgh Steelers' Daniel Sepulveda had pinned the first-string offense at its own 1-yard line and a collective groan seemed to emerge from the 68,320 fans at FedEx Field.
Here are five questions for which I'll be looking for answers in the Washington Redskins' preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday night.
Quarterback John Beck's strained groin prevented him from fully participating in practice again Tuesday, and his availability for the Washington Redskins' preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday remains in doubt.
Kicker Graham Gano had no competition during the Washington Redskins' training camp last season, which was a bit odd.
Running back Clinton Portis made a surprise appearance in the Redskins' locker room Wednesday, knowing that he might never return to his professional home of the past seven years.
Kevin Barnes intercepted David Garrard's second pass in overtime, setting up Graham Gano's 31-yard field goal that gave the Washington Redskins a 20-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday and snapped a four-game losing streak.
Washington missed two short field goals, fumbled away a kickoff and flubbed an extra point that would have tied the game with 9 seconds to play. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay's Connor Barth made all three of his field goals, and Josh Freeman led a fourth-quarter comeback for the fifth time this season in Sunday's 17-16 victory.
The Saints are rolling, yet making little progress in the powerful NFC South.
Graham Gano kicked a 48-yard field goal with 8:17 left in overtime and the Washington Redskins beat the Tennessee Titans 19-16 on Sunday after knocking Vince Young out of the game with an injured thumb on his throwing hand.