Grossman leads Redskins to 28-14 win over Giants

September 11, 2011 - 7:25 PM
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Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis picks up running back Tim Hightower after a touch down during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Landover, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Rex Grossman completed 21 of 34 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as the Washington Redskins opened the season with a 28-14 win over the New York Giants.

Making his first Week 1 start since 2007, Grossman justified — at least for a week — coach Mike Shanahan's decision to go with the veteran over John Beck after a quarterback competition that lasted the entire preseason.

Grossman started 0 for 4, but found Anthony Armstrong for an 18-yard completion that set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Tim Hightower. Grossman later hit Armstrong for a 6-yard score, and first-round draft pick Ryan Kerrigan swung the momentum in the second half by returning an interception for a touchdown.

Eli Manning went 18 for 32 for 268 yards for the Giants.