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Robert Griffin III began his NFL career by connecting on 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and the Washington Redskins handed the Saints a 40-32 loss in their first game since the bounty scandal that overshadowed New Orleans' offseason.
Griffin completed his first eight passes, including an 88-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon, tying for the second-longest scoring pass by a quarterback making his NFL debut.
Rookie running back Alfred Morris rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Aldrick Robinson, making his NFL debut, had a touchdown catch among four receptions for 52 yards.
Drew Brees uncharacteristically struggled with accuracy, completing only 46 percent of his throws with two interceptions. But his 339 yards passing and three TDs kept the Saints in the game until his last desperate pass was picked off by Reed Doughty near the Redskins' goal line.
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Washington Redskins – 40 New Orleans Saints – 32
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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III hit Pierre Garcon for an 88-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to begin his NFL career against the New Orleans Saints.
RG3 also hit Aldrick Robinson for a 5-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
Jerry Jones noted Tuesday that the Washington Redskins nearly beat the Cowboys twice last season, "without really acceptable quarterbacking."
The Redskins' defense made the difference, Jones said.
The Cowboys defeated the Redskins 18-16 in Week 3 and needed overtime for a 27-24 victory in Week 11.
In those two games, Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman was a combined...
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Gatorade recently arranged for Washington Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III and Cleveland Browns rookie Trent Richardson to play each other in a game of HORSE.
RG3 won the game and celebrated his win with a windmill dunk.
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