One week after Rex Grossman’s impressive performance, John Beck answered by leading the Redskins to four straight scores in the first half.
Beck and Grossman are fighting to become Washington’s starting quarterback, and after two weeks, the race appears even.
Grossman was 19 of 26 for 207 yards in a 16-7 win over defending AFC champion Pittsburgh last week. Beck’s answer: 14 of 17 for 140 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions against the defending AFC South champs.
With Beck in the game, the Redskins outgained the Colts 277-41 in the first half, ran more than twice as many plays (41-14) and had two 50-plus yard runs.
Grossman was 7 of 13 for 88 yards with one interception, all in the second half.
Indianapolis looked lethargic and inept in losing its eighth straight preseason game. The Colts are 4-24 since 2005 in games played in August and early September.
Both Washington quarterbacks remain outcasts in the fantasy football community, but it's probably best for fantasy owners drafting Santana Moss if Beck wins the job. There's a chance, albeit a relatively slim one, that he could surprise. Grossman would provide the same old same old.