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It’s becoming more and more evident that the Steelers smell blood in the water after the Baltimore Ravens lost two of their most important defenders prior to Week 7 and now the AFC North looks like a crap shoot. The Redskins are clearly a competitive bunch, but after they lost Brian Orakpo, there just isn’t much that their defense can do. Robert Griffin III may throw the best deep ball in the NFL already, though, so that’s good. But until their defense gets back to full strength (which will not be until 2013) they’re just not able to put together a complete game. But it’s OK. The Redskins have something they have not had for a long, long time: a face to their franchise. The Steelers, however, now look as dangerous as most teams in the AFC, and should look to make noise the rest of the way out. Especially with those uniforms.
Outside of the Steelers uniforms, there was plenty of buzz around this game (see what I did there?). The Steelers have completely copied the New England Patriots’ offense by utilizing their tight ends more, especially in the red zone. Heath Miller already has six touchdowns this season, which is currently one off of the league lead (which is obviously held by Rob Gronkowski). Even Leonard Pope caught a TD against the Redskins. Meanwhile Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders, and Antonio Brown have COMBINED for FIVE touchdowns on the season. If you said you saw that coming before the season started, you’re a damn liar.
The Steelers will face their biggest test of the season this Sunday as they travel to New Jersey to face the Giants, who just escaped with a win against the Cowboys. After beating the Redskins, the Steelers went above .500 for the first time all season. The 4-3 Steelers would love to move to 5-3 before hosting the Kansas City Chiefs, an incredibly winnable game. If the Steelers could get to 6-3 heading into Week 11 against the Baltimore Ravens they could be in prime position to take over the North. As it stands now the Ravens only have two losses, but they have looked shakey every week since their season opener against the Bengals. The 5-2 Ravens do have the Browns and Raiders leading up to their matchup against the Steelers on Sunday Night Football, so another loss doesn’t seem likely. This makes Sunday’s matchup with the Giants that much more pivotal. It’s not a must win for the Steelers. But beating arguably the best team in the league at this point of the season would be a huge boost for Pittsburgh.
The Redskins are a work in progress. They almost beat the Giants last week before getting handled by the Steelers in Week 8. They host a struggling Panthers team this Sunday before their much needed bye week. The Redskins end their season with five divisional games starting with the Eagles at home. Then they travel to Dallas before coming back to D.C. to face the Giants. At 3-5, it’s a stretch to think the Redskins have a shot at the postseason this year. But, they have established an identity behind RGIII. They gave up a **** ton to get Griffin in terms of draft picks. But through that trade they acquired one of the most likeable personalities the league has seen in a while, not to mention a franchise quarterback. 8-8 isn’t out of the realm of possibility for the Redskins and that should be their goal. If they beat the Panthers, they’ll only have to go 4-3 over their last seven which is certainly a possibility. But it will not come easily. Time to see what this group is truly made of and what kind of leader Griffin wants to be as a rookie.
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Giant’s defensive end Osi Umenyiora wasn’t afraid about calling out Robert Griffin III this past summer. “Who is this RG3 guy you guys keep talking about? You talking about Bob Griffin? You guys are giving him a cool nickname already and everything.” Once the 2013 season started though, Umenyiora was quick to retract his statements. “Yes. I will call him RG3.” So who...
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In an attempt to get something going against the Pittsburgh Steelers offensively on Sunday, Mike Shanahan decided it would be a good idea to try a little trickery with Robert Griffin III. The Washington Redskins called for a play that appeared to be a reverse to receiver Josh Morgan, but instead Morgan became the quarterback and Griffin the receiver. And RG3 got lit up by Steelers...
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Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan told the media that he feels like an idiot for having quarterback Robert Griffin III play quarterback after he took quite a hit down field.
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In what will be a rare occurance to ever happen in National Football League history, the past two Heisman Trophy winners will meet at FedEx Field in Washington, DC next Sunday as the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner in Robert Griffin, III of the Washington Redskins will play host to the 2010 winner of college football’s most prestigious award in Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. Both...
We all know that RG3 infectious smile, confident tone we hear in the press conferences win or lose. Well check out this throwback picture of Robert Griffin III from high school. Remind you of anybody?
My first thought, that lovable geeky character, Bowfinger.
All in good fun, but thank goodness RG3 got that hair twisted up, don’t know how much of the shag fro we could’ve taken.
Photo courtesy of Joe Glorioso If Alfred Morris rushes for 83 yards on Sunday, he'll be the first rookie to amass 800 yards in first 9 games since Adrian Peterson in 2007.about 1 hour ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@granthpaulsenGrant Paulsen If Alfred Morris can indeed pick up those 83 yards, that puts him in some elite company with Adrian Peterson. That tweet got me thinking...
Check out this awesome Redskins Halloween display, featuring a carved pumpkin of QB Robert Griffin III!
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By David Todd
All the hype coming into this one was about the Redskins sensational rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (and the Steelers 1934 throwback uniforms). Last week I wrote about Dick LeBeau and what the Steelers might do to slow him and the Redskins offense down. Mission accomplished. No doubt RGIII was hurt by drops from his receivers, but...
PITTSBURGH -- Robert Griffin III might be the freshly anointed one, but Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers showed the Washington Redskins rookie quarterback what an elite performance looks like. Roethlisberger was an efficient 24 of 33 for 222 yards and three touchdowns, Jonathan Dwyer carried 17 times for 107 yards, and Pittsburgh's defense stymied Griffin to win...
The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Washington Redskins 27-12 Sunday at Heinz Field and below are my second half notes from the game. Here are my first half notes if you missed them.
Cortez Allen makes the tackle on the opening kickoff of the second half.
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