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NFL: Washington 16, Pittsburgh 7

Aug. 12, 2011 at 11:30 PM   |   Comments

LANDOVER, Md., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Rex Grossman completed 19-of-26 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown Friday, carrying the Washington Redskins to a 16-7 pre-season win over Pittsburgh.

Grossman assumed the starting role for the Redskins after Donovan McNabb was traded to Minnesota following the settlement of the NFL's labor dispute.

A second-quarter 8-yard scoring pass from Grossman to Santana Moss gave the Redskins the lead in the second period but Pittsburgh tied it on a 22-yard run by Isaac Redman to end an 80-yard drive shortly before halftime.

Graham Gano produced all the second-half scoring for the Redskins on field goals of 32, 34 and 45 yards.

Byron Leftwich was 6-of-10 for 70 yards for the Steelers, defending champions of the AFC. Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played only one series and was 2-of-3 for 22 yards.

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