The Redskins gained a season-high 463 yards in Sunday’s loss to New England, but quarterback Rex Grossman isn’t ready to call that the offense’s best performance of a difficult season.
“Any time you lose, you have a tendency to focus on what you could’ve done to win,” Grossman said Wednesday. “So it’s tough to talk about something we did positive in the game. But there [were] a lot of yards and a lot of third-down conversions and a lot of big plays that put us in a position to be competitive. But our best offensive output are games that we play well and win.”
Grossman completed 19 of 32 passes for 252 yards with two touchdowns and an interception against the Patriots. For the third time in four weeks, his passer rating (92.2) was over 90.
The Redskins have been eliminated from postseason contention, but Grossman spoke Wednesday like someone who wants to be around next year. He said the performance of rookie running back Roy Helu is one example of what can be salvaged from a losing season.
“People can emerge, like Roy has, and gain confidence and establish who we are as a team – go about it in the right way and pull off a streak of wins here to end the season,” Grossman said. “That’s what we’re playing for, and it’s important to really continue to get better and establish who we are in all three phases of the game.”
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