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The Redskins’ Robert Griffin III and the Ravens’ Joe Flacco collect some hardware
It is a great time to be a DMV sports fan. The Nationals and Orioles are both pushing toward the playoffs, the Capitals are still competitive, and the Wizards….well at least the Kings haven’t moved to Virginia Beach — yet. Both the Redskins and the Ravens looked great on opening NFL week, and their quarterbacks both played outstanding.
Both Robert Robert Griffin III and Joe Flacco are being rewarded for their performances by being named the NFC and AFC players of the week.
Griffin went 19-26 for 320 passing yard with no interceptions. He also rushed for 42 yards leading the Redskins to a major upset of the Saints (and dominating fantasy leagues as well). It is a well deserved award, and hopefully it is not the last of them.
Joe Flacco posted similar numbers to those of RGIII, going 21-29 for 299 yards and no interceptions. He led a more uptempo no huddle offense that relied much more heavily on the quarterback than previous Baltimore offenses that feature the run game more. Another well deserved honor for Flacco.
Whether you are a fan of the Ravens or the Redskins, it certainly is a great time to be a DMV sports fan. If the Skins and Ravens can build off of what they were able to accomplish in week 1, the whole region will be buzzing with success.
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After Robert Griffin III's spectacular debut on Sunday for the Redskins in their 40-32 win over the Saints, fans in Washington are understandably giddy about their new signal caller, but this has led to a new trend in the style of Tebowing...and predictably, it's called Griffining.
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There were five rookie quarterbacks making their debuts on Sunday afternoon, but only one impressed enough to have Tom Brady gawk in amazement. Robert Griffin III took the field on Sunday with the entirety of Redskins nation anxiously awaiting their "savior's" debut. And he didn't disappoint. Griffin looked sensational from his very first series in the NFL, but...
This is the opening line of the Sports Illustrated feature story on Washington Redskins quarterback sensation Robert Griffin III after the team's 40-32 win in New Orleans."A-PLUS FOR D.C.’S RG3 – PABLO TORRE (@SIPabloTorre)
After just one start in the NFL Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III finds himself on the cover of the regional edition of Sports Illustrated...
Robert Griffin III says ''Griffining'' is ''pretty funny.''
It's the 2012 answer to ''Tebowing.'' The ''Grifining'' pose was born during the rookie's first NFL touchdown pass in the Washington Redskins' 40-32 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Griffin was hit while throwing the ball, then sat up...
Back in July during an interview on WFAN, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora wondered why people were calling Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III “RG3”. In Umenyiora’s eyes, Griffin hadn’t done anything in the NFL yet so he didn’t deserve to have that nickname. So instead, he would call him “Bob Griffin”.
Predictably, Griffin said he was fine with being called...
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.
The much anticipated debut of Robert Griffin III lived up to everyone in Redskins Nation’s...
The Ravens open the 2012 season with a big win over divisional foe Cincinnati, 44-13, thanks to Joe Flacco's 299 yards and two touchdowns.
The Ravens come into this matchup as arguably the most impressive team in the NFL thanks to Joe Flacco going bonkers to a bevy of weapons on Monday Night Football.
Flacco threw for 299 yards and 2 TD and star wide receiver Torrey Smith only hauled in 2 passes for 57 yards.
Ray Rice as usual proved to be the best back in the NFL, totaling for 93 yards and 2 TD. The...
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