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Dallas week began at about 4:11 p.m. Sunday, as the chants echoed around FedEx Field.
Excitement and hype lived up to, check. Prolific statistics for a rookie quarterback, check. Football sense belying limited experience, check. Robert Griffin III has been everything the Washington Redskins hoped for.
Early in the season, it looked like the Washington Redskins could be special. They won at New Orleans and might have been 2-0 if not for a Joshua Morgan personal-foul penalty and some other mistakes.
Since Mike Shanahan rolled into town in his chariot in 2010, he's been trying to turn the Washington Redskins into the best team in the NFC East, if not the best in the whole NFL. But the Redskins reminded us Sunday that they're a lot closer to being No. 32 than they are to being No. 1.
The New York Giants had few answers for the Washington Redskins' rushing game Sunday. Sprinkle in some variety with Robert Griffin III and add a heavy dose of Alfred Morris, and the Redskins racked up 248 yards on the ground.
It could be seen as a point of pride for the 2011 Washington Redskins. The New York Giants won the Super Bowl, and the Redskins were the only team to beat them twice during the season.
The Washington Redskins led the Minnesota Vikings 31-26 with 2:56 to play in the fourth quarter Sunday at FedEx Field. Facing third and 6 from the Washington 24, Robert Griffin III awaited the shotgun snap from center Will Montgomery. What followed would become the signature play in the quarterback's rookie season, and is presented here in an oral history:
The fans wearing white and burgundy jerseys jumped and hollered as Robert Griffin III tucked the ball and ignited the afterburners in those magic legs of his. They had waited almost 13 months for their beloved Washington Redskins to give them something to cheer. And as Griffin blazed past the defense 76 yards into the end zone, they finally had it.
A week after Robert Griffin III sustained a concussion so "mild" he forgot the quarter and score, the Washington Redskins' rookie quarterback resumed his scrambling, swashbuckling ways Sunday.