INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- John Beck answered Rex Grossman's challenge.
One week after Grossman's impressive preseason performance, Beck counterpunched by leading the Redskins to four straight scores in the first half in Washington's 16-3 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Friday night.
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 dominated. They 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.