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TweetWashing Redskins QB Robert Griffing III (RG3) played a good game versus the New York Giants but took a beating along the way week 7.
Despite RG3 putting the Redskins in a position to win they lose 27-23. Eli Manning took the spotlight once again in the 4th quarter and proved why he is the most clutch QB in the NFL.
Griffin completed 20 of 28 passes, threw for 2 touchdowns and rushed for 89 yards. At times he looked unstoppable.
I think a play that will linger in the minds of Giants fans and players will be that 4th quarter scramble on a 4th and 10 where RG3 evades 3 Giants defenders and finds #82 TE Logan Paulsen for a first down. There were 2 minutes and 7 seconds left, a stop by the Giants would have practically ended the game. Instead he prolongs the drive, on the next play runs and picks up a ton of yards which sets up a perfect 30 yard TD pass to Santana Moss. It was an impressive drive, you just had a feeling this kid would come through with something magical at the end. He delivered but left too much time for Eli Manning who one up'd him.
Not All Good for RG3 Against the NY Giants Defense
As impressive as Robert Griffin was, he also made some mistakes and took some hard hits by the likes of Jason Pierre Paul (JPP), Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora who all recorded a sack. The Giants defense played admirably despite allowing over 200 yards rushing. They forced 5 fumbles (3 recovered), 2 of those fumbles were by Robert Griffin who also threw an interception. New York virtually doubled the Redskins season total for turnovers in just one game.
Even when RG3 wasn't getting sacked he was taking hard hits and being pressured. The JPP sack was telling, in college Griffin would have probably escaped or juked his way out of that but a player like Jason Pierre-Paul who posses freakish speed and athleticism (for his size) was able to track him down. The speed and strength of NFL players is on another level, I think Robert Griffin III was taken back a bit when faced with one of the best defensive lines in football. If you disagree just take a look at some of the turnovers, he makes few mistakes yet made several in this game. Even the hand offs weren't crisp or his play action. RG3 looked a little hesitant at times anticipating the pressure.
In my opinion the New York Giants will have their hands full for years to come with Robert Griffin III. Unlike most mobile QB's he can actually throw the ball with accuracy and has a good arm. RG3 is only going to get better, I personally think he is the best from the current rookie and sophomore class including Cam Newton. RG3 is just as talented (if not more), he is definitely more mature than Cam Newton and possess the qualities of a leader.
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TweetVideo: Eli Manning to Victor Cruz game winning touchdown against the Washington Redskins during week 7.
Another tough game between these two NFC East rivals which came down to the wire.
Eli Manning did not have a great game but he certainly made up for his mistakes with this perfect throw to Mr. Clutch himself WR Victor Cruz. Here is the play.
Victor Cruz 77 Yard Game Winning...
Captain Comeback Scott Kacsmar has another record for Eli Manning, a bad record for Cam Newton, the good/bad/ugly Patriots, and Bengals bomb at home versus Pittsburgh again.
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Check out the video. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz with a perfect pass for a 77-yard touchdown with 1:13 remaining in their game against the Washington Redskins. The TD gave the Giants a 27-23 victory over the Redskins.
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