When Anthony Armstrong corralled Rex Grossman’s 50-yard pass Sunday in Seattle, it represented several things:
* The go-ahead touchdown in a 23-17 win that broke a six-game losing streak.
* The Redskins’ longest offensive play of the year.
* Armstrong’s career-long touchdown catch.
* And the longest third-down conversion of the season.
The play came on third-and-19. How rare was the conversion (much less the touchdown)? The Redskins are 7-of-35 – 20 percent – on third-down situations in which they needed 10 or more yards.
A look at the Successful Seven:
1. Week 1 vs. Giants. Third-and-11 from the Redskins’ 30, Grossman threw 28 yards deep middle to Fred Davis. Drive result: Punt.
2. Week 2 vs. Arizona: Third-and-10 from the Redskins’ 27. Grossman threw 20 yards to Jabar Gaffney. Drive result: TD.
3. Week 6 vs. Philadelphia: Third-and-15 from the Eagles’ 49. On John Beck’s first drive of the year, he threw 23 yards to Santana Moss. Drive result: Punt.
4. Week 7 at Carolina: Third-and-10 from the Panthers’ 20. Down 30-13, Beck threw 11 yards to Niles Paul. Drive result: TD.
5. Week 10 at Miami. Third-and-10 from the Dolphins’ 32. Trailing 10-9, Grossman threw 22 yards to Leonard Hankerson. Drive result: INT (on next play).
6. Week 11 vs. Dallas. Third-and 12 from the Redskins’ 20. Grossman threw 22 yards to Gaffney. Drive result: Punt.
7. Week 12 at Seattle: Third-and-19 from the 50. Grossman stepped up in the pocket after both Trent Williams and Jammal Brown allowed outside pressure and threw into the end zone, where Armstrong caught the touchdown pass.
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