The Heisman Trophy winner and No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft was slammed into by Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon’s side on a third-and-goal play with about six minutes left in the third quarter.
Griffin stayed on the turf, face-down, for a few moments. He was checked on by team trainers before walking over to the Redskins‘ sideline with his helmet off, while fans chanted his nickname, “RG3! RG3!”
Another rookie quarterback, fourth-round pick Kirk Cousins, took over on Washington’s next possession. On his first play, Cousins completed a 4-yard pass to Joshua Morgan, but the Redskins wound going three-and-out and punting.
On Cousin’s second drive, he completed a 77-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss.
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