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Robert Griffin III
CLEVELAND -- The Washington Redskins kept their playoff hopes alive Sunday by scoring 28 points in the second half to beat the Cleveland Browns 38-21 for their fifth straight victory. Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, playing for Robert Griffin III, who was inactive with a knee injury, baffled the Browns with play fakes and rollouts after a shaky start. He threw two touchdown passes to Leonard Hankerson and Albert Morris rushed for two touchdowns to propel the Redskins to an 8-6 record. In November, the Redskins were 3-6 and seemingly out of contention in the NFC East. The loss was a bitter one for the Browns. They rode a three-game winning streak into their final home game of 2012 and had faint playoff hopes, but those were snuffed out on a day when Brandon Weeden threw two critical interceptions. The Browns, 5-9, are living through their fifth straight losing season. They must win in Denver and in Pittsburgh to prevent five straight seasons of double-digit losses. Weeden&...
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After calling Robert Griffin III “kind of black, but not really” because he is engaged to a white woman, ESPN’s Rob Parker has apologized today (Credit: AP Photo) Last Thursday, while on ESPN’s First Take, columnist Rob Parker said Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was “black, but he’s not really,” because Griffin is engaged to a white woman. The company went...
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The Washington Redskins announced that Kirk Cousins is expected to start at quarterback against the Browns, not RG3.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Robert Griffin III's sprained right knee will keep him out of the starting lineup Sunday when the Washington Redskins visit the Cleveland Browns in a game with vital playoff implications.
The Redskins announced Saturday night that fellow rookie Kirk Cousins will make his first career start as Redskins (7-6) try to run their winning streak to five games and...
The Washington Redskins officially announced that their other rookie QB Kirk Cousins will start in place of Robert Griffin III.
#Redskins announce that the team is expected to start Kirk Cousins at quarterback on Sunday vs. Cleveland. #HTTR
— Redskins (@Redskins) December 16, 2012
While it’s unfortunate the Browns won’t get to face the Redskins at full strength, this news...
Robert Griffin III
The Redskins continued their strong push for the playoffs behind their rookie quarterback. However, it wasn't the former Heisman winner behind center but instead a guy taken 100 picks later. Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns filling in for the injured RGIII and could be in line for a second straight start.
RGIII did not play after spraining...
If the Skins win they have about a two-out-of-three chance of making the playoffs for the first time in five years. If not, it’s about a one-out-of-three chance.* It’s also Kirk Cousins’ first NFL start. No pressure, no diamonds.
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Line: Redskins +2.5
Prediction: Redskins, 21-18
(* Playoff odds via The Insider.)
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, there’s a chance Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III could be ready to play in this week’s game against the Eagles, but nothing is certain at this point.
After speaking with an orthopedic surgeon that told him Griffin has a three-week injury, Werder isn’t sure the Redskins will allow him to play. With head coach Mike Shanahan relying on...
The Cleveland Browns were outplayed and out-coached in their final home game of the year against the Washington Redskins. Their record dropped to 5-9 as they lost 38-21. The Browns win streak was ended at three and the Redskins’ was extended to five.
The part where the Browns were outplayed is obvious. Brandon Weeden turned the ball over with two interceptions in meaningful time...
Browns 29-year-old rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden showed the home town fans who attended the last home game of the regular season he still can’t win the tough games. Weeden did something most fans thought he outgrew, he threw a couple of interceptions in the game that helped the Washington Redskins in their cause to make the play-offs this season. The fans who wished to see...
The Cleveland Browns dropped another game this season, falling at home to the Washington Redskins, who were forced to start Kirk Cousins due to the leg injury suffered by Robert Griffin III last Sunday. It turned out that Cousins was more than an adequate replacement, as he helped lead the Redskins to a blowout victory over the Browns that kept them right in the thick of things in...
It’s a special day with the worst team name in professional sports — also the last NFL franchise to integrate — visiting the home of the worst logo in the history of anything for the first time since 2004.
With rookie phenom Robert Griffin III out today for the Washington Redskins, the Browns are poised for their fourth consecutive at-least-theoretically-Shurmur-saving win...
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Once again it’s game time! There’s nothing more exciting than to be able to watch a positive streaking Cleveland Browns team take the field at Browns Stadium against another team that’s definitely making a statement with its starting quarterback. This weekend’s match up is with the Washington Redskins lead by starting quarterback Robert Griffin III...
Heading into this third season with the Washington Redskins, head coach Mike Shanahan had acquired an overall record of 11-21 and, once again there were concerns about the future of the Redskins. There were questions raised about the handling of players, the quality of play of the field and his use of the draft in recent years. Now however, the Redskins find themselves in the thick...