LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins hands the ball off to running back Tim Hightower #25 during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at FedExField on September 18, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The Washington Redskins came back to down the Arizona Cardinals with a strong fourth quarter, 22-21.
The Washington Redskins scored the final points of the game on Sunday, coming back to down the Arizona Cardinals by the slimmest of margins, 22-21. In a back-and-forth battle that stayed close throughout, the Redskins appeared to be on the ropes after falling victim to a 73-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. But it would be the last time the Cardinals put points on the board as the offense stalled and the Redskins kicked into gear.
After forcing a three-and-out, the Redskins took over and began to march, driving 48 yards in eight plays, setting up a Graham Gano field goal attempt. His 34-yard attempt was true and the Redskins took a one-point lead late in the fourth.
Arizona fumbled on the first play of its next possession and the Redskins were able to run out the clock, escaping with a 22-21 win.