Originally posted on NBC Washington  |  Last updated 12/11/11
The Washington Redskins have matched the New England Patriots big play for big play in the first half at FedEx Field this afternoon as the teams are tied 20-20 at halftime. The scoring started on Washington's second possession, as quarterback Rex Grossman was sacked and fumbled the ball in the end zone after Zoltan Mesko's punt had pinned Washington back at its own 4-yard line. Vince Wilfork recovered the ball in the end zone to give New England a 7-0 lead. Washington cut their deficit to 7-3 with a 24-yard Graham Gano field goal on the ensuring possession, but Tom Brady needed only two plays to move the Patriots 60 yards in response. First, Brady hit Rob Gronkowski for a 49-yard catch-and-run that brought the ball to the Washington 11. Then, Brady found Gronkowski again from 11 yards out to make the score 14-3. However, the Redskins were quick to respond. First, Grossman found Jabar Gaffney with a 9-yard touchdown pass to cap an eight-play, 84-yard drive that was kept alive by a de...
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