Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/9/12
In an early season upset, the Washington Redskins beat the New Orleans Saints 40-32. The Redskins visited the defending NFC South champs for a week one showdown in the SuperDome. With exceptional play on the parts of a few different players, choosing the "Hero" of this game was made a little more interesting, but I think we all would agree on my pick.Hero: A guy by the name of Robert Griffin, III, was the hero in this game. Griffin managed to join the NFL's history book in his debut, putting up the second best performance ever, by a rookie quarterback. RG3 had his way with the Saints defense. He passed for 320 yards going 19-26 and two touchdowns. He scampered away from the threat of the rush, buying time to find receivers that were open down the field.Griffin performed as if he had been playing on Sundays for years now. He remained poised in the pocket and constantly made smart decisions. We'll hear a lot more from him for seasons to come.Honorable Mention:RG3 wasn't the only rooki...
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