Gano also kicked a 26-yarder at the start of the fourth quarter and Rex Grossman tossed for for 291 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for Washington (2-0).
Former Cardinal Tim Hightower bedeviled his former team with 96 rushing yards on 20 tries while Roy Helu totaled 112 yards on 10 rushing attempts and three pass receptions.
Grossman connected with Santana Moss (five catches for 61 yards) on an 18-yard scoring strike with 5:17 left in the game to pull the Redskins within two points at 21-19.
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