LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 18: Place kicker Graham Gano #4 of the Washington Redskins celebrates a successful field goal against the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter at FedExField on September 18, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Cardinals Vs. Redskins: Rex Grossman, Redskins Complete Comeback, Win 22-21

The Washington Redskins completed a memorable fourth-quarter comeback, moving to 2-0 with a 22-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

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Home Field Advantage Aids Washington Redskins In Win Over Arizona Cardinals

FedEx Field was awfully loud on Sunday, giving the Redskins an advantage that hasn't been seen in this city since the team moved out of RFK.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins: Mike Shanahan Explains Fourth-Down Decision

Mike Shanahan just gave his customary Monday press conference following the Washington Redskins' 22-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The first topic he discussed was his decision to go for it down eight points on fourth and 3 midway through the fourth quarter. The play resulted in an 18-yard touchdown pass from Rex Grossman to Santana Moss that cut Arizona's lead to 21-19.

"Normally just a gut feel," Shanahan said. "Some people kick a field goal, other people go for it. Either way, you have to do what gives you the best chance to win. I just felt that at that time of the game, we needed to score a TD. The percentages are with us at that down and distance."

Here is a summary of some other key remarks from his press conference.

On injuries to Josh Wilson and Kevin Barnes: "I won't give you an update until Thursday. No reason to give you an update on injuries until we get a feel for how they're feeling when we practice. We'll let them go through treatment."

On Wilson specifically: "Little bit more sore today than after the game, so we'll see."

On Grossman's performance: "I don't critique our quarterback through the media. We'll sit down and go every play, go into it in detail. Sometimes, it'll be on a receiver. Sometimes, it'll be on an offensive lineman in protection. But at the end of the day, you got to find a way to make some plays. I thought he handled himself well in the fourth quarter."

On Chris Cooley having no catches: "Chris is a very unselfish guy. In the middle of the second quarter, he said, 'Hey, I think we need to get Fred [Davis] the ball. I think he's a little frustrated.' We had a couple plays in the gameplan designated for Fred, and Chris alerted me of them. It shows you the type of mindset that Chris has. He understands his teammates and he understands coverage. That's what you've got to have."

On Roy Helu's performance: "It's going to be an ongoing evaluation of him. Can he pick up blitzes? Can he hold onto the football? But I was pleased with what he's done through preseason and our second regular season game."

On the running game in general: "We're going to emphasize the running game, and hopefully we can be really good at it and be consistent. The only time we haven't been really consistent is our first preseason game against a pretty darn good defensive team. We're just a hair away on a few plays. We're going to continue that. We really believe we can run the football and it's going to be an emphasis with our football team."

On the team's mindset at 2-0: "I don't think our players get overly excited that we're 2-0."

On Ryan Kerrigan: "I like what I see."

On the team's red-zone struggles: "It's nice that we got to the red zone as many times as we did, but like I said after the game, we got to finish ... not good enough ... that'll be an area of emphasis this week."

Listen to Mike Shanahan's Monday press conference on 106.7 The Fan.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins: Highlights Of Washington's 22-21 Comeback Victory

The Washington Redskins won a very exciting game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. But you don't have to take my word for, let's go to the video tape! Here are the complete game highlights.

 

Some of better moments:

  • You have to start with the tackle by Byron Westbrook that got the ball back for the Redskins and sealed the game. A huge play from a pretty unexpected source.
  • Rex Grossman had his share of struggles in this game, but you have to give it to him on that throw to Santana Moss in the corner of the endzone. Good read and an absolutely perfect throw.
  • Fred Davis continues to become the tight end the Redskins hoped he would when they drafted him in the second round.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins: Chris Cooley Held Without A Catch For First Time In 98 Games

Chris Cooley joined the Washington Redskins as a rookie in 2004. In Week 9 of that season he was held without a catch. In the seven years since Cooley had caught at least one pass in every single game that he played in; until Sunday. Cooley caught zero passes against the Cardinals, which breaks a pretty impressive streak, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post.

Tight end Chris Cooley was held without a catch for the first time since Week 9 of his rookie season. Cooley, who has played in 98 games since then, was targeted on only two plays Sunday against Arizona.

This might be the official changing of the guard at tight end for the Redskins. Fred Davis has looked very impressive in the first two games of the year, and there might not be room for both of them as featured targets for the Redskins. The Patriots make it work with two tight ends, but Rex Grossman isn't Tom Brady. It appears that the emergence of Fred Davis has backed Chris Cooley into a corner a little bit.

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Washington Redskins Get 'Character' Win Over Arizona Cardinals, But Still Must Improve

The Redskins did something on Sunday they have rarely done over the years: win a game they seem destined to lose. That's huge for character-building and belief. Next step: continuing to improve.

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Redskins Vs. Cardinals: Recapping Washington's 22-21 Win From FedEx Field

LANDOVER - The Washington Redskins did everything they could against the Cardinals Sunday to let a win slip away. But despite their best efforts, they were able to come away with a hard-fought 22-21 victory to start their season 2-0, their best start since 2007.

Washington's second game of the year not only gave them a chance to start the season 2-0, it also gave quarterback Rex Grossman a chance to show his consistency as an NFL quarterback. He was hoping to show his critics that ‘Bad Rex' is now a thing of the past.

However, it was Bad Rex that ruled the day early, as Grossman threw a pair of first quarter interceptions, both of which occurring during promising drives. The first of which was a pass forced to top wideout Santana Moss, which was then picked off by Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson.

"It was just one minor mistake here or there," Grossman said of his ugly first quarter.

Grossman's second mistake did not go unpunished, however.  His next interception was not all of his doing, as it came on a deflection by receiver Anthony Armstrong that fell right into corner Richard Marshall's hands. That turnover led to a 21 yard touchdown connection between quarterback Kevin Kolb and tight end Jeff King, who dove across the plane of the goal line to give Arizona an early 7-0 lead.

Washington was able to rebound in the second quarter, as they leaned to running backs Tim Hightower and Roy Helu, who rushed for a combined 74 yards on nine attempts. They score twice on a Graham Gano 26-yard field goal and a one yard Fred Davis touchdown reception to make the score 10-7 going into the locker room. 

But the game had a familiar feel to it. Despite the Redskins dominating the game statistically -- outgaining the Cards offensively with 253 yards compared to 85 -- they clung to a three point lead to open to the second half. That's been the story for this franchise for a number of years, and it usually came back to bite them.

"Seeing the time of possession, we basically controlled the game," lineman Trent Williams said afterward.

"We dominated yards wise on offense, but only had ten points to show for it," Grossman added.

That story looked like it would repeat itself, as Arizona took the lead in the third quarter on a Beanie Wells touchdown scamper of two yards to give the Cardinals a 14-10 lead. After the Redskins pulled within one point after a Gano 23 yard field goal made it 14-13.  

"They did a great job adjusting in the second half," linebacker Brian Orakpo said.

Then the Redskins looked to suffer a dagger, as Arizona star wideout Larry Fitzgerald caught a 73-yard pass from Kolb for a score that would give the Cards a 21-13 lead.

"Kolb is an intelligent quarterback," Orakpo said of the play. "He read the blitz coming. He knew which way to slide too to buy him some more time."

"[London Fletcher] had a great hit on the backside, but he already was rolling out and knew where [the blitz] was coming from, and then dumped it off to Fitzgerald from a go route that he ran."

At that point, it was up to the Redskins offense to carry to load and lead a comeback charge - something that seemed unlikely immediately after the score.

But score they did, as Grossman led a touchdown drive that culminated in a fourth-down, 18 yard throw in the right corner of the endzone to Santana Moss to make the score 21-19.

"I watched the corner and the play was designed to go to the flat," Grossman said of his second touchdown throw. "He kind of settled his feet, and I'd rather have a touchdown [pass]."

The Redskins failed on a two point conversion to tie the ballgame up. After forcing an Arizona three and out, the offense had to march down field yet again for the winning score. With the offense failing to capilaize in the red zone, it was up to kicker Graham Gano to boot the Redskins to a fourth quarter lead.

Gano proved clutch when he sent his field goal attempt through the uprights from 34 yards, giving the Redskins a 22-21 lead that would stand.

"I just had a feeling that it was going to come down to [a field goal] at the end," Gano said. "Just to have that opportunity is great."

From there, it only took one play for the Redskins defense to put the game on ice. With less than two minutes to go,  Arizona receiver Chansi Stuckey fumbled the ball on a Byron Westbrook hit which safety Reed Doughty was able to recover. The play was ruled down by contact, but after further review, it was clear the ball came out of Stuckey's hands.

"They threw a quick slant, and I saw Westbrook hit him," Doughty said of the decisive play. "And I saw the ball come out, and I absolutely knew it was a fumble."

 The referees agreed, the game was over, and the Redskins earned their second win of the young season.

"I think [this win] shows that this team believes in itself and believes that we are going to make the big plays at the end of the game to win," Grossman said of the victory. "You are going to have adversity throughout the year, and in the NFL it's how you handle it. I think we handled it well today."

They now will travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys on Monday Night Football, hoping to further establish themselves as a team to contend with in the NFC East.

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Redskins vs. Cardinals Final Score: Redskins Move To 2-0 With Thrilling 22-21 Win

When Graham Gano lined up for the potential game-winning field goal over the Arizona Cardinals, many Redskins fans held their breath. When Gano's kick sailed through the uprights to give the Redskins the lead at 22-21, FedEx Field roared with approval. But then the Redskins sealed the win with an unlikely play, as Byron Westbrook forced a fumble on Chansi Stuckey and Reed Doughty recovered to seal the win.

Following a touchback on the ensuing kickoff, Arizona got the ball at the 20 with the opportunity to manufacture their own game-winning drive. Instead, Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb completed a pass to Stuckey. Stuckey was hit by Westbrook, forcing a fumble that was then recovered by Doughty. After a replay challenge decided that the play was a clear fumble, Rex Grossman led the offense back on to the field to line up in the victory formation.

The Redskins defense showed up when the team needed it most. Down two points with four minutes to play, the Redskins forced a punt from Arizona. On third down, all-world rookie Ryan Kerrigan jumped and tipped a Kevin Kolb pass that then fell incomplete.

The stage was set for Redskins quarterback Grossman to march the team down the field and win the game. Grossman did just that. Making connections with tight end Fred Davis and receiver Santana Moss, the Redskins moved the ball methodically. In what appeared to be a changing of the guard, Roy Helu got the big carries on the drive.

After a bizarre series of timeouts from both teams and then the two-minute warning, the Redskins faced a crucial third down play already within field goal range. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan called for a pass play. When Grossman threw the ball a Cardinal defensive lineman tipped the ball, a recurring event throughout the day, and the ball was almost intercepted. Instead the ball fell to the ground and set up Gano's game-winning 34-yard field goal.

The game was truly a tale of two different halves. The Redskins offense that looked so impressive in the first half slowed down in the second. Conversely, the Cardinals moved the ball much better in the second half with a renewed commitment to the run game.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Score Update: Graham Gano Gives Redskins 22-21 Lead

The Washington Redskins have rallied to take the lead over the Arizona Cardinals on a 34-yard field goal by Graham Gano. The Redskins now have a 22-21 lead with 1:45 left, giving Kevin Kolb plenty of time to mount a comeback.

The Redskins forced the Cardinals into a three and out and immediately began moving the ball. Grossman found Fred Davis for a big gain to start the drive, then hit Santana Moss for a first down to the Cardinals' 32-yard line. Grossman then handed off to Roy Helu, who got 10 yards on the play after nearly getting tackled for a loss by Darnell Dockett. The Redskins then faced a third and four from the 16-yard line, but Grossman's pass was knocked down again, forcing the Redskins to go for the field goal.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Score Update: Santana Moss Touchdown Cuts Lead To 21-19

The Washington Redskins got a huge touchdown to extend the game against the Arizona Cardinals. Unfortunately for them, they didn't tie it. On fourth and three, Rex Grossman found Santana Moss for an 18-yard touchdown pass, a gutsy call that worked out. However, the Redskins failed on the two-point conversion, so they still trail, 21-19, with 5:17 remaining.

The Redskins ran the ball on third down and came up short on what seemed like a curious play call. They elected to go for it on fourth and three, which was also an interesting decision. Grossman had players open underneath, but went for the end zone instead and completed the corner route to Moss for the touchdown

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Score Update: Larry Fitzgerald Touchdown Gives Cardinals 21-13 Lead

Yup, that one hurts. The Arizona Cardinals may have broken their game open against the Washington Redskins on one strike. Larry Fitzgerald beat DeAngelo Hall on a double move and hauled in a 73-yard touchdown catch from Kevin Kolb to give the Cardinals a 21-13 lead with 10:58 to go in the game.

The play was the first one of the drive. The Cardinals went to the shotgun and the Redskins showed blitz. Kolb appeared to change the play, which should have tipped the Redskins off. Instead, the Redskins still pressured and Kolb stood in there and lofted it up to Fitzgerald for the score.

It's still technically a one-score game, but the Redskins need something to happen now to stay in it.

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Cardinals vs Redskins Score Update: Cardinals Maintain Slim Lead

Remember all those yards the Redskins offense put up in the first half? That momentum was lost in the third quarter as the Cardinals took the lead 14-10. The Redskins were able to inch the game closer thanks to a Graham Gano field goal early in the fourth quarter to make it 14-13 Arizona.

After no punts in the first half, Washington punter Sav Rocca entered the game twice in the third. Running back Roy Helu is making himself a factor in the Washington backfield, as he continues to find seams in the defense and grab chunks of yardage for the Redskins. He currently is averaging more than seven yards per carry.

The Cardinals' Beanie Wells found his stride in the third quarter, ripping off long runs and churning inside. He now stands at 90 yards rushing including the go ahead touchdown. An injury bug in the Redskins defensive backfield is not helping, as Arizona's Kevin Kolb increasingly looks for receiver Larry Fitzgerald. A key play in the third quarter came on a London Fletcher interception that thwarted a promising drive for the Cardinals. Fletcher rumbled downfield for an impressive return, though the return was overturned after Cardinal coach Ken Whisenhunt challenged that Fletcher was down by contact.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Score Update: Beanie Wells Touchdown Gives Cardinals 14-10 Lead

The Washington Redskins' missed opportunities are coming back to bite them now that they no longer have the lead. The Arizona Cardinals completed a 90-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown by Beanie Wells, taking a 14-10 lead with 2:47 to go in the third quarter.

The Redskins held the Cardinals to nothing on the first drive of the half when London Fletcher picked off Kevin Kolb in the red zone. Then, they got a long pass from Rex Grossman to Fred Davis, but had Grossman put more on the ball, it would have been a touchdown. The Redskins were forced to punt, and the Cardinals mixed in long passes to Larry Fitzgerald and runs by Wells to get the go-ahead touchdown.

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Redskins Vs. Cardinals: Josh Wilson Questionable To Return With Back Injury

LANDOVER - The Redskins look to have received a critical low early in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals.

Cornerback Josh Wilson appeared to collide helmets with running back Beanie Wells on a first down run, and had to be tended to by the team's medical staff for an extended period of time. Wilson was able to walk off the field with help from the trainers just as the cart was coming out.

Wilson headed to the locker room immediately after being helped off the field. The team listed Wilson's injury as a back injury and listed his return as questionable. Kevin Barnes, the nickel cornerback, will replace Wilson in the lineup for the time being.

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Cardinals vs. Redskins Score Update: Redskins Move Ball But Only Lead, 10-7

The Redskins offense has been impressive marching to a 10-7 halftime lead over the Arizona Cardinals. In controlling the football for more than 20 minutes of the first half, the Redskins rolled up more than 250 yards of total offense and 17 first downs.

But despite the gaudy stats, the Redskins' offense continues to struggle in the red zone with various errors costing the Redskins points. The last gaffe, a blocked Graham Gano field goal, negated a brilliant Brandon Banks punt return that set the Redskins up in scoring position. Continued offensive production should produce more points in the second half.

The Redskin defense also performed well in the first half. Brian Orakpo recorded his first sack of the season. His crunching hit on Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb forced a fumble but the Cardinals recovered. In the waning seconds of the second quarter, impressive rookie Ryan Kerrigan sacked Kolb. The Redskins have long term visions of Orakpo and Kerrigan terrorizing opposing backfields for many years.

Washington quarterback Rex Grossman showed some of his trademark inconsistency in the first half. His stat line shows almost 150 yards passing and a touchdown, but also two interceptions including one that ended a promising drive to start the game. On the ground Tim Hightower has over 80 yards rushing and rookie Roy Helu contributed a key pass catch for a 30-yard gain in addition to 32 yards on the ground.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Score Update: Fred Davis Touchdown Gives Redskins 10-7 Lead

The Washington Redskins got a touchdown in the red zone this time after coming up short earlier in the game. A pass interference call on the Arizona Cardinals brought the ball to the one-yard line, and Grossman found tight end Fred Davis for a one-yard touchdown to give the Redskins a 10-7 lead.

The Redskins got the running game going big-time on this drive, chewing up the yardage almost entirely by running Tim Hightower and Roy Helu. Hightower already has 83 rushing yards, and Helu picked up two big plays on a screen pass and a run to get the Redskins into the red zone. Grossman nearly threw another interception, but a pass interference call saved that play.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Score Update: Washington On Scoreboard From Graham Gano Field Goal

Though the Washington Redskins moved the ball efficiently throughout the first quarter, so far they only have three points to show for it. After an impressive drive that featured strong running from Tim Hightower and rookie Roy Helu, the Redskins proved unable to put the ball in the end zone and settled for a chip shot 26-yard field goal from kicker Graham Gano.

The home team ended the first quarter facing a 7-0 deficit. Despite over 120 yards of offense in the quarter and eight first downs quarterback Rex Grossman threw two interceptions in the first 15 minutes.

The first interception came after a long opening drive where the Redskins looked dominant. Moving the ball on the ground and hitting receivers and tight ends, Grossman's execution was excellent until the throw to the other team. The Cardinals did not capitalize on the first turnover though as the Redskins' defense forced a punt.

The second interception may not have been Grossman's fault. The ball glanced off receiver Anthony Armstrong, but television replays also showed that the referees clearly missed a pass interference call on the play. Richard Marshall grabbed the ball for the Cardinals and rumbled more than 30 yards on the return. Two plays later, Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb found tight end Jeff King for a 21 yard touchdown.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Score Update: Jeff King Touchdown Gives Cardinals 7-0 Lead

Rex Grossman's second interception of the day proved costly for the Washington Redskins in their game against the Arizona Cardinals. Grossman was picked off by Richard Marshall at midfield, and the Cardinals converted with a 21-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Kolb to tight end Jeff King to take a 7-0 lead with 3:54 to go in the first quarter.

Grossman's pass was intended for Anthony Armstrong, but he couldn't hold it in. Marshall picked up the tipped ball and ran it back to the Redskins' 37-yard line. Two plays later, King went across the middle wide open and eventually dove into the end zone in the left corner to give the Cardinals the lead.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Score Update: Rex Grossman Interception Keeps Game Scoreless

The Washiongton Redskins and Rex Grossman nearly began the second week of the NFL season in similar fashion to Week 1. It looked like they would score on their opening drive of the game to take a 7-0 lead over the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx Field. Instead, Bad Rex returned.

Grossman threw a horrible pass on third down and goal from the five, and Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson stepped in and picked it off to end the drive. It was a major missed opportunity on a drive that went so well. The Redskins looked poised to score when Kerry Rhodes picked up a 15-yard personal foul penalty on a missed third down. That brought the ball to the 10-yard line, but Grossman was picked up shortly after that.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Injury Report: LaRon Landry, Daryl Washington Inactive

The injury report for the Cardinals vs. Redskins game is final, and the list of inactives for both teams includes a number of big names. Most notably, Redskins starting safety LaRon Landry and Cardinals starting middle linebacker Daryl Washington are not going to play for either team. Both were limited in practice all week, and both will therefore be sidelined.

Reed Doughty will start for Landry, while Stewart Bradley is in for Washington. Here is the full inactive list, via the Redskins' PR staff.

  • Washington: S LaRon Landry, WR Terrence Austin, LB Keyaron Fox, LB Markus White, OT Willie Smith, WR Leonard Hankerson, DT Darrion Scott.
  • Arizona: LB Daryl Washington, FB LaRod Stephens-Howling, QB John Skelton, CB Crezdon Butler, CB Korey Lindsey, OT D’Anthony Batiste, TE Jim Dray

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Game Time, TV Schedule, Announcers And More

In a clash of old divisional foes, the Arizona Cardinals will visit the Washington Redskins today. The two 1-0 teams each bring more question marks than answers. The Redskins have to hope for an all-around team win similar to last week's effort against the New York Giants while the Cardinals will probably gameplan to get the football to dynamic wide reciever Larry Fitzgerald.

Who: Arizona Cardinals at Washington Redskins

Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Md.

When: 1 p.m.

TV Information: Fox will air the game with Chris Myers doing the play-by-play call. Tim Ryan will provide color commentary.

Radio Information: ESPN 980 will broadcast the game. Larry Michael has the play-by-play duties with Sonny Jurgensen and Sam Huff adding color commentary. Rick "Doc" Walker will work the sidelines and give injury updates.

Line: According to the latest word from Vegas,  the Skins are favored by 3.5 points.

Last Game: Last week, the Redskins beat the New York Giants 28-21. The Cardinals hosted the Carolina Panthers, winning by a final score of 28-21.

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Week 2 NFL Injury Report: LaRon Landry Out, Brian Orakpo In For Redskins, According To Report

The Week 2 NFL injury report is not official yet, but according to a report by Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, the Redskins will be without safety LaRon Landry for a second straight week when they take on the Arizona Cardinals. Landry has been nursing a hamstring injury and had been limited in practice.

On the bright side, though, Brian Orakpo will be active for the Redskins. Orakpo was limited all week in practice after hurting his ankle against the New York Giants. He played through it then, and it looks like he will play through it now.

The Redskins aren't expected to have any serious injuries when the official injury reports come out at 11:30. Orakpo and Landry were the only two major question marks for the Redskins during the week.

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Redskins Vs. Cardinals: Mike Shanahan Says LaRon Landry And Brian Orakpo Are Gametime Decisions

ASHBURN - Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan updated the status of top safety Laron Landry Friday by saying he is still questionable to play with a hamstring injury.

"Same thing we've been talking about [with Landry]," Shanahan said. "He's a game day decision. He's listed as questionable"

Shanahan said the same of Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo, who injured his ankle Sunday against the Giants Though he was able to play through the rest of the game, Orakpo said that doesn't mean his ankle is healed.

"When I woke up Monday, obviously when you roll something or hurt anything it's gonna have problems the next morning," the linebacker said. "But it got better as the week went on"

The Redskins were able to survive a game without the services of Landry. But if they have to go another game without him, in addition to losing their top linebacker, the defense could have a long day against a tough Arizona offense.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Injury Report: LaRon Landry, Brian Orakpo Still Limited

Thursday injury report for the Washington Redskins' game against the Arizona Cardinals is out, and Brian Orakpo and LaRon Landry were still limited in practice. Landry continues to be bothered by a hamstring injury that kept him out of Week 1 against the Giants, while Orakpo remains sidelined with an ankle injury. Coach Mike Shanahan said nothing has changed with their status thus far.

Backup linebacker Keyaron Fox joined them as limited in practice with a back injury. His status for Sunday remains uncertain.

For the Cardinals, starting middle linebacker Daryl Washington missed practice with a calf injury, and running back LaRod Stephen-Howling was also out. Linebacker Joey Porter was limited in practice, though he did at least practice after sitting out Tuesday. For more on the Cardinals' injuries, visit SB Nation Arizona.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Preview: Four Questions With An Arizona Cardinals Expert

Learn more about the Washington Redskins' Week 2 opponent with one of SB Nation's preeminent Arizona Cardinals experts.

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Week 2 NFL Odds, Cardinals Vs. Redskins: Washington An Early Favorite

The Washington Redskins were narrow underdogs at home in Week 1 against the Giants, which is a pretty familiar position for them against their rival against New York. Now they host the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx Field, and the oddsmakers seem to have noticed that opening day win they had against those Giants. Here are the current odds from our odds page over at SB Nation powered by OddsShark.

09/18/2011 Arizona 42o-110 44½o-110 45o-110
1:00 PM Washington -4-108 -3-130 -4-110

So it appears as thought the oddsmakers are comfortable enough to make them a favorite by more than a field goal, which is pretty good considering how low the expectations were for this team before the season started. Based on how the Redskins looked in their Week 1 win, and the offense that the Cardinals want to run behind Kevin Kolb, I would expect this to be a pretty high scoring game.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins Injury Report: LaRon Landry, Brian Orakpo Limited In Practice Wednesday

Two key defensive players for the Washington Redskins were limited in practice on Wednesday before Week 2's game against the Arizona Cardinals, according to coach Mike Shanahan. For one player, LaRon Landry, that is an improvement over his status last week. For Brian Orakpo, it is a downgrade.

Landry missed the team's Week 1 game against the New York Giants with a hamstring injury. He admitted he did practice a bit and that it's "feeling better." His status for Sunday is still unclear. Orakpo, meanwhile, played through an ankle injury on Sunday against the Giants. His status is also unclear for Sunday.

On the bright side, Chris Cooley and Brandon Banks both practiced on Wednesday fully and will have no issues playing on Sunday as of now. Both played last Sunday as well, but were on the injury report leading into the game.

We'll have more on the this game throughout the week in this StoryStream. For more on the Redskins check out Hogs Haven. For more on the Cardinals, head over to Revenge Of the Birds and SB Nation Arizona.

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Redskins Vs. Cardinals: Tim Hightower Gears Up For His Former Team

ASHBURN - As the Washington Redskins prepare to take on their next opponent, the Arizona Cardinals, the week will also continue an early season theme: current Redskins going against their former team. Last week it was nose tackle Barry Cofield against the Giants. Next week, it will be defensive end Stephen Bowen against the Cowboys. This week, it's running back Tim Hightower squaring off against his former team in the Cardinals. 

Arizona traded Hightower to Washington after drafting running backs high in the draft two out of the last three seasons. In 2009, they selected Beanie Wells out of Ohio State, and this past April they selected Ryan Williams out of Virginia Tech. Those moves alone were a sign to Hightower that his days in Arizona were coming to a close.

"I'm not sure [why they didn't buy into me]," he said Wednesday. "I'm not the one who makes that decision. For whatever reason, that's kinda how it is in this league. One guy fits a scheme a certain way, another guy doesn't."

"I think my role there was what it was supposed to be. I fit for what they needed me to do and that's the plan they had for me. They used me in the capacity that they needed, but I just felt like I wanted my role to be a bit different."

But he's found that role in Washington, as he's now being used as the primary tailback. That was evident Sunday against the GIants when Hightower carried the ball a career-high number of times, shouldering the load for the Redskins running game.

"I want that kind of responsibility," he said of his new role with the Redskins. "I want that target on my chest. They gave it to me enough and I got to make some more things happen with it"

It's pretty understandable if Hightower chooses to go into this game with a little extra motivation, hoping to show his old team what their missing. But as he puts it, winning is the only thing that matters.

"I'm a Redskin now," he said. "I want to win, I want to win a Super Bowl. That's my one goal. I don't care if I rush for 400 yards and we lose, I'm going to be upset. If I rush for five yards and we win, personally I can deal with that. To be 2-0, that's my focus right now."

We'll have more on the this game throughout the week in this StoryStream. For more on the Redskins check out Hogs Haven. For more on the Cardinals, head over to Revenge Of the Birds and SB Nation Arizona.

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Cardinals Vs. Redskins: Previewing Washington's Week Two Opponent

The Washington Redskins will host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at FedEx Field in a matchup of 1-0 teams.

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