Mike Shanahan benches Donovan McNabb, Redskins lose to Lions

11/1/10 in NFL   |   Scott   |   54816 respect

The Washington Redskins were down 6 points with 2 minutes left when Mike Shanahan benched starting quarterback Donovan McNabb in favor of Rex Grossman.  Grossman promptly fumbled the ball and the Lions returned it for a touchdown to seal the fate of the Redskins and drop there record to 4-4.

The ultimate head scratcher in all of this was after the game, Mike Shanahan told the media the he thought Rex Grossman gave his team the best chance to win the game.  Huh?  Rex Grossman over Donovan McNabb?  Was there also a full moon last night on Halloween that I missed?

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