The Washington Times - September 9, 2012, 02:01PM

NEW ORLEANS | Pierre Garcon was the early target for Robert Griffin III, on the receiving end of the rookie quarterback’s first three throws. But then Garcon left the game and the sideline, jogging off with a trainer.

He still managed to come back and haul in Griffin’s pass on a subsequent drive and turn it into a 88-yard touchdown, the Washington Redskins’ longest pass play since 1987.

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But Garcon wasn’t on the field for the next drive and did not return.

Garcon had four catches for 109 yards and the touchdown.

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Safety Jordan Bernstine left the game with a right leg injury on a kickoff early in the fourth quarter. He had to be carted off and was sporting a cast on that leg.