September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) warms up prior to kickoff of a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Robert Griffin III Starts Strong; Redskins Lead Saints 20-14 At Half


In a strong first half showing, rookie Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has led his team to a 20-14 halftime lead over the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome.

RG3 has impressed so far with the Redskins displaying a very college oriented offense full of bubble screens and QB keeps. It’s now becoming abundantly clear why the Redskins targeted wide receivers in free agency known for their yards after catch. Pierre Garcon exemplified this new strategy with a massive 88 yard TD – the longest passing play since 1987 replacement players season.

Robert Griffin III finished the half with some pretty good numbers – 11/13 for 182 yards and 2 TDs making for a perfect 158.3 passer rating. His 123 yards in the first quarter was the third highest first quarter total by any quarterback in Redskins history.

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