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Passing yardage and points are going up, up, up in the NFL, as are TV ratings and, of course, revenues. So all must be well with America's most popular sport, right? Not so fast.
The Miami Dolphins beating the previously undefeated Chicago Bears and "Dandy" Don Meredith singing "Turn out the lights, the party's over," are just a few of the memories from a sports broadcast that has almost existed for almost five decades.
Billy Kilmer once fought through cracks in an ankle and bruised ribs and a busted, bloody nose and, even today, doesn't think much of it. That's life in the NFL. And that's why the ink and angst spilled after quarterback Robert Griffin III remained in last week's wild card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks despite a bum right knee surprised him.
From Drew Storen to RG3, the heartbreak of the last three months is the price for relevance. If these games didn't matter, the way they ended, on the field and in the examination room, wouldn't sting so much.
Washington's 28-18 victory over archrival Dallas on Sunday may herald an era of greatness with dynamic rookies Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris ("Just the tip of the iceberg for these Redskins," Web, Monday). But for longtime Redskins fans, it also brought a measure of closure for a devastating loss 33 years ago.
Feels good, doesn't it? Feels good to have the New York Giants coming to FedEx Field for a late-season game that actually matters. Feels good to think the home team might have the better quarterback, certainly the more dangerous one. It's been too long. Way too long.
Robert Griffin III's consistent play out of the gate in his rookie season has gained notice around the league, and the Redskins' quarterback Thursday was named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.
Days after the Washington Redskins used the No. 2 pick in April's NFL Draft on Robert Griffin III, posters bearing his aw-shucks smile, braids and the word "hope" spun through the Internet.
As late-summer darkness blanketed Washington one night last month, the quarterback came to life. The familiar braids and right arm that hasn't unleashed a regular-season NFL pass towered 74 feet over Pennsylvania Avenue.