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It'll go down as the other remarkable performance in Robert Griffin III's stellar NFL debut: Washington's long snapper was playing with a broken arm.
Nick Sundberg broke his left arm in the first half of the Redskins' 40-32 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
But Sundberg continued to play. He snapped the ball four times for punts, twice for field goals and twice for extra points in the second half.
Sundberg says at one point he grabbed Griffin and told the rookie quarterback to keep the drives going - because the punt snaps were so painful.
Sundberg was wearing a cast on Monday. He's uncertain when he'll be able to play again.
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It was a perfect day for rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III who had an amazing debut by throwing for 320 yards and two touchdowns as the Washington Redskins upset the New Orleans Saints 40-32, but the NFL front office isn’t happy with him. Before the game on Sunday, Griffin wrote the word “Heart” on the left [...]
Prepare to be annoyed. For those of you who despise the whole "Tebowing" concept, a new phenomenon could soon bug you this football season. It's apparently called "Griffining." Robert Griffin III was impressive in his first career NFL start for the Redskins on Sunday, and among his many nifty plays was an 88-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon. RGIII actually...
Robert Griffin III is the first rookie quarterback to win an offensive player of the week award after his debut game.
The NFL announced Wednesday that Griffin is the NFC offensive player of the week for his performance in the Washington Redskins' 40-32 win over the New Orleans Saints.
The No. 2 overall draft pick completed 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards with two touchdowns and...
Robert Griffin III, better known to the sports world as RG3, burst onto the National Football League scene on Sunday with an improbable 40-32 win over the New Orleans Saints. The rookie quarterback for the Washington Redskins was electrifying in his debut, throwing for 322 yards, rushing for 42, and two passing touchdowns. Emerging [...]
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No doubt about it—Robert Griffin III started his career with a bang on Sunday, with 320 yards, 2 TD passes with no interceptions, and 10 rushes for 48 yards (the gaudy fantasy stats), not to mention a 73% completion percentage, a 139.9 QB rating and most importantly, a win.
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Remember last year when the ‘Tebowing’ craze was sweeping the nation? Well after a stellar first game performance (19-26, 320 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 40-32 victory at the Saints), Robert Griffin III is quickly becoming the new darling of NFL fans. RGIII’s popularity is growing so rapidly that fans have are starting a [...]
Washington Redskins – 40 New Orleans Saints – 32
By now I am sure you are aware that the Washington Redskins went marching into Saints territory and did something that no team was able to do last year — win in New Orleans — and did it in a rather strong fashion.
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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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