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Robert Griffin III
On Sunday the Washington Redskins suffered another close game loss at the hands of the undefeated Atlanta Falcons. To make matters worse, the franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a mild concussion in the third quarter. Griffin rolled out of the pocket on a third and goal play and took a vicious hit from Falcon’s linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. After staying on the ground momentarily, Griffin was able to walk off the field on his own and head to the locker room.
The running game was effective again this week with Alfred Morris having 18 carries for 115 yards. Morris has had a solid season thus far and has made general manager Bruce Allen look like a genius for selecting him in the sixth round.The defense was able to score another touchdown at home this season. Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan tipped and picked off a Matt Ryan pass and returned the interception for a touchdown. That score gave the Redskins the lead but after that the defense returned to playing like its 31st
ranking in the NFL. Even though the defense was able to record three turnovers, the Falcons were able to move the ball at will. The lack of pass rush allowed Matt Ryan to pass for 345 yards and two touchdowns. The bulk of the targets were to Tony Gonzalez who caught 13 passes for 133 yards and a score.
With Kirk Cousins stepping in for Griffin, he was able to connect on a 77-yard touchdown pass with Santana Moss. The Falcons blown coverage allowed Moss to run down the middle of the field wide open and to score easily. This gave Washington the lead, 17-14, but it was short lived. Atlanta marched down the field to tie the game up with a field goal and Cousin’s next possession ended with an interception. The Falcons disguised the coverage well and baited the rookie into forcing the ball into coverage. Atlanta took the lead with a 13-yard touchdown run by Michael Turner. The Redskins had one more opportunity to score a touchdown and possibly send the game into overtime, however his attempt would lead to an interception and give the Falcons the win. Atlanta moved to 5-0 with the victory while Washington moved to 2-3. The loss returned Washington to a familiar spot, last in the division.The combination of the Redskins being 1-9 on third down and 0-2 in the red zone played a huge role in the game. With another loss at FedEx Field, the Redskins have lost their last eight home games with the last victory being in week two against the Arizona Cardinals, last season. Kicker Billy Cundiff continued his struggles, missing a 31-yard field goal attempt. Cundiff is now 7-12 this season, 2-6 in the past two games. Washington signed free agent, Kai Forbath today and reports have came in that the Redskins will release Cundiff soon.
On Griffin and his concussion, Griffin spent the whole off day today fulfilling the NFL requirement of players who had concussions to pass a series of tests before being eligible to practice, let alone play in the next game. Coach Mike Shanahan said “Griffin said that he was fine as he walked off the field” but had a glassy look in his eyes.Washington’s defense has bought the teams once high expectations back to reality. The Redskins have yet to hold a team under 20 points with the lowest total coming week 4 when they held Tampa Bay to 22 points. While injuries have played a major role in the Redskins defense not being as good as it was last year, certain players like Deangelo Hall and Jarvis Jenkins have to step up.
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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is still on track to start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin - who suffered a concussion last Sunday during a 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons - looked ''good'' in practice Thursday.
Shanahan says ''there didn't look like there was any setback.''...
The Washington Redskins maybe in hot water for not accurately reporting Robert Griffin III's injury after he went to the locker room to take concussion tests during the Redskins loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
The Redskins officially said Griffin was "shaken up" and questionable to return to the game. The team never updated his status.
The NFL rules require teams to...
According to CSN Washington, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said after Sunday's game that Robert Griffin III has been diagnosed with a "mild" concussion.Fantasy Spin:Griffin was hit on a run in the third quarter and had to leave the game. He'll have to pass concussion tests before he's deemed active for Week 6 against the Vikings.
Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III (concussion) took about 75-80 percent of the snaps in Thursday's practice and had no setbacks, according to John Keim of the Washington Examiner.Fantasy Spin:Griffin should be fine to start Sunday against the Vikings. He's experienced no major symptoms following his minor concussion in Week 5 and has been able to resume practicing...
Robert Griffin III practiced on a somewhat limited basis Wednesday, but that was just a precaution. Washington's rookie quarterback has been feeling fine since Sunday night, hours after he was pulled from the game with six minutes left in the third quarter with a mild concussion. He was hurt on a hit by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. Barring any unexpected...
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III reportedly will practice with the team Wednesday, three days after suffering a concussion. Both the Washington Post and Comcast Sports Net Washington reported that Griffin would be back under center Wednesday, though he won't be subjected to any contact. CSN Washington reported that Griffin passed cardio and agility tests Tuesday...
A teammate says Robert Griffin III ''seems to be doing well'' a day after suffering a concussion in the Washington Redskins' loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins said he and Griffin attended a mandatory meeting for rookies Monday morning. Cousins said Griffin looked fine and was ''in good spirits.''
Griffin was knocked...
Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III is practicing after suffering a concussion last week, but it's uncertain if he'll get a crack at snapping the Washington Redskins' eight-game home losing streak.
The Minnesota Vikings, though, will have running back Adrian Peterson in their bid for a fourth straight victory in the nation's capital as he appears fully recovered...
After the Atlanta Falcons knocked Robert Griffin III out of the game, Matt Ryan kept throwing and throwing and throwing until he finally scraped up enough points to give his team its first 5-0 start in franchise history.
Michael Turner ran 13 yards for the go-ahead score with 2:46 to play, and Ryan completed 34 of 52 passes for 345 yards Sunday as Atlanta beat Washington 24-17,...
Robert Griffin III, Matt Cassel
Two starting quarterbacks suffered head injuries in Week 5 and did not finish their team's games. RG3 was injured in third quarter of the team's loss to Atlanta after taking a hit near the sidelines. Cassel was hit in the fourth quarter in Kansas City's loss to Baltimore and has already been ruled out for Week 6. However, the Redskins...
Following the nasty hit he took during Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons, it appeared Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III
could miss significant time due to his head injury. However, Redskins coach
Mike Shanahan said yesterday that he was optimistic Griffin could return this
week, reports Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com:
Robert Griffin III has a bright future ahead of him. The Washington Redskins rookie quarterback has the future in his hands, and he has all the makings of the next great dual threat quarterback. he can beat you through the air with his strong arm or on the ground with his elusive running. Griffin III is off to one of the best rookie starts ever in the NFL for a quarterback, and things...
What isn’t there to say that’s already been said about this victory for the Colts? Indianapolis played on emotion and had the heart of a champion to get the “W.”