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Robert Griffin III wins offensive player of the week for second time

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III did a little bit of everything on Sunday in a 31-6 win over the Eagles and he’s been named the NFC offensive player of the week award for the second time.

Griffin is the first rookie quarterback since 1984 to win offensive player of the week honors twice in a season. He was previously honored for his work in the Week One victory over the Saints and was also named the league’s offensive rookie of the month for September.

Griffin completed 14-of-15 passes for 200 yards against the Eagles. Four of those completions went for touchdowns and Griffin added 84 rushing yards as well as the Redskins overwhelmed the Eagles. Griffin has completed 67.1 percent of his passes on the year for 2,193 yards and 12 touchdowns and his 101 passer rating is good for fifth in the league among qualified quarterbacks.

The Redskins get back in action on Thursday against the Cowboys. Griffin will be returning to Texas, where he grew up and went to college, for the first time as a professional.

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13 Responses to “Robert Griffin III wins offensive player of the week for second time”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Nov 21, 2012 10:02 AM

    There’s an asterisk since he did it against the Eagles.

  2. malvaren18 says: Nov 21, 2012 10:08 AM

    Rookie of the year, definitely.

  3. dylanssongwriter says: Nov 21, 2012 10:17 AM

    what a joke. this is proof people don’t actually watch games. he had a td drive of 10 yards, a td bomb on blown coverage, another td bomb where santana moss bailed out his awful pass. he usually didn’t throw the ball further than 5 yards.
    he was impressive running the ball though…just not offensive player of the week impressive.

  4. skinsfaninnebraska says: Nov 21, 2012 10:31 AM

    All these awards are certainly nice, but I’m sure RGIII would trade them all for a Lombardi Trophy. He’s all about team, and not self.

  5. bh83 says: Nov 21, 2012 10:47 AM

    So 14 for 15 for 200 yards and 4 td’s is better than 24 for 35 for 331 and 3 td’s or 43 for 55 with 527 and 5 td’s? Sorry Brady and Schaub, the NFL needs to sell Jerseys.

  6. alphaq2 says: Nov 21, 2012 11:03 AM

    bh83 says:Nov 21, 2012 10:47 AM

    So 14 for 15 for 200 yards and 4 td’s is better than 24 for 35 for 331 and 3 td’s or 43 for 55 with 527 and 5 td’s? Sorry Brady and Schaub, the NFL needs to sell Jerseys.
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    You realize that Griffin won NFC Player of the week, right? Last I checked Shaub and Brady play in the AFC…sheesh

  7. thetruth619 says: Nov 21, 2012 11:12 AM

    Who did he offend??

  8. skinzfan10 says: Nov 21, 2012 11:18 AM

    bh83:

    Last time I checked, Brady & Shaub played for the AFC.

  9. londonfletcher59 says: Nov 21, 2012 1:17 PM

    All we need is for him to do the same in Dallas now. That’s going to go very well with my turkey and dressing tomorrow.

  10. jwreck says: Nov 21, 2012 2:30 PM

    bh83 says: Nov 21, 2012 10:47 AM

    So 14 for 15 for 200 yards and 4 td’s is better than 24 for 35 for 331 and 3 td’s or 43 for 55 with 527 and 5 td’s? Sorry Brady and Schaub, the NFL needs to sell Jerseys.
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    Even if Griffin played in the AFC, perfect game trumps amazing stats. No knock on Schaub or Brady, they were both unbelievable in Week 11, but ridiculous passing numbers happen every week, and 158.3 happened for just the 58th time in NFL history on Sunday.

  11. skinsfan91 says: Nov 21, 2012 2:48 PM

    Griffin threw a ball to Santana Moss that travelled almost 70 yards in the air, and people call it a “bad” throw. Yeah, sorry he didn’t throw it 80 yards into the endzone. Most qb’s would have came up 10 yards short on that throw and it would have definitely been picked. :facepalm:

  12. jwreck says: Nov 21, 2012 4:46 PM

    skinsfan91 says: Nov 21, 2012 2:48 PM

    Griffin threw a ball to Santana Moss that travelled almost 70 yards in the air, and people call it a “bad” throw. Yeah, sorry he didn’t throw it 80 yards into the endzone. Most qb’s would have came up 10 yards short on that throw and it would have definitely been picked. :facepalm:
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    Though many are using that pass to excuse or write off Griffin’s amazing day, in actuality, whether or not it was a good pass kind of depends on your opinion of Brett Favre. Favre made a career out of forcing deep balls into double coverage, which is why he set the NFL record for career touchdowns in the same game that he set the record for career interceptions.

    On the play in question, Griffin forced the ball into double coverage, relying on Moss to go up and make a play. Personally I thought it was kind of a dumb throw on Griffin’s part, although it was the first pass he’s really forced this season.

    What it boils down to is that if you think Favre was a great quarterback, you thought that pass was a great play by Griffin; if you don’t, you don’t. Either way, one play doesn’t discount the rest of a remarkable performance last Sunday.

  13. skinsfan91 says: Nov 22, 2012 3:38 PM

    It wasn’t even dumb. It was third down. If they intercepted it it would most likely be like a decent punt.

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