Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/9/12
NEW ORLEANS -- So much for that steep learning curve. Showcasing his amazing athletic package of speed and accuracy, Robert Griffin III toyed with a dazed New Orleans Saints defense to power the Washington Redskins to a 40-32 victory Sunday in a spectacular NFL debut at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Griffin completed 19-of-26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and he burned the Saints for an 88-yard touchdown strike to Pierre Garcon in the first quarter for the first touchdown pass of his career that gave the Redskins the lead for good, 10-7. Griffin's 139.9 QB rating was a record for NFL rookies in their first start. As he stood at the podium in the interview area after the game, Griffin beamed as he held the ball Garcon gave him from the 88-yard score. He had thoroughly impressed his veteran teammates. "I'm still a rookie to them, but after the game, they said I'm not a rookie anymore," Griffin said. Even Drew Brees, who struggled trying to bring the Saints back fro...
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