Redskins break out to fast start despite limping RG3

AP

It’s been a while since the Redskins have been in the playoffs, but they started their game with the Seahawks like it was old hat.

The Redskins have driven easily on the Seahawks on each of their first two possessions and lead 14-0 as a result. Everything’s clicked for Washington offensively as the Seahawks haven’t handled the deceptiveness of the Redskins attack well at all. Alfred Morris has 49 yards on eight carries, Pierre Garçon caught a 30-yarder on a well-executed play action pass and Robert Griffin III has thrown a pair of touchdown passes.

In between, the Redskins forced a three-and-out when London Fletcher and Stephen Bowen sacked Russell Wilson on third down.

Just before his second touchdown pass, which went to tight end Logan Paulsen, Griffin came up limping after an incompletion on the scramble. He’s wearing a bulky brace on the right knee he hurt near the end of the regular season and walked gingerly off the field following the score. He then went to the locker room with team personnel and there’s been no update to his status yet. That’s obviously a concern for the Redskins, although their two-touchdown lead makes it a bit less terrifying than if they’d fallen behind early.

About the only other thing that’s gone wrong for the Redskins is that left guard Kory Lichtensteiger aggravated the ankle injury that kept him out of practice all week. He’s questionable to return and Josh LeRibeus has replaced him.

54 responses to “Redskins break out to fast start despite limping RG3

  1. Nice job shoving RG3 to the ground a good 3 seconds after the play was over, stay classy Seahawks.

  2. I think this game is showing why Luck, not RG3, was picked first.

    While RG3 is amazingly talented- the guy will never be able to hold up throughout the whole season. He has the same body size as Vick and will likely have a similar career- never being able to make it through a whole season in one piece.

  3. As a Niners fan I’m going for Washington because Seattle fans are the most annoying fans, acting like they’ve won something. But on the other hand Washington has the most ignorant fan ive ever seen post: logicalvoicesays. Good luck, Washington.

  4. First game wasnt all that great.

    Seems to me that Denver has the tougher game next week, while Pats again face a Texans team whos QB doesnt belong and whos defense will not stop let alone slow down the Pats.

    Damn you Texans for being failures and showing your true colors the last few weeks of the season, giving the Pats a bye. Do us a favor and just suck all year next season unless you have the balls to get rid of your QB. Shaub will take you no where.

  5. jh500 says:
    Jan 6, 2013 5:17 PM
    RG3 = GOAT rookie. No one comes close.

    What a homer statement. Luck and Wilson are on par with RG3 and this is the tightest ROY race ever. So much so that Alfred Morris isn’t even contending despite his great year.

    The difference is Luck will be the only one doin this in five years

  6. They should have done something about that field. It looks like a dog track. I live in the DC/Baltimore area, and there has been no weather to speak of. Don’t understand why the free spending Skins didn’t re-sod the middle of the field this week.

  7. Well into the second quarter and Griffin’s the one looking like a tough, gutsy veteran, while Russell Wilson (who I like by the way) has seemed a bit rattled and off his usual game–in other words, playing like a rookie.

  8. “Nice job shoving RG3 to the ground a good 3 seconds after the play was over, stay classy Seahawks.”

    That, unfortunately, is the Seahawks’ DNA. They’re not exactly the moral standard bearers of the NFL.

  9. RGIII is humiliating the NFL. I was told running QBs don’t work in the NFL, rookies can’t win, short QBs can’t see. Lies

    Wilson and RGIII have embarrassed the NFL and it’s fans. Now you have to save face by pretending RGIII is the only QB in history to get banged up.

    Grasping at straws NFL fans. The best player in college football proved he was the best player in all of football.

  10. RGIII will be able to last if he learns how to be a pocket QB. So far all I see is him staring down receivers…

  11. Seattle cheats and are probably the luckiest team in NFL history every break seeks to go thier way…Well not to lucky they are one of the most mediocre franchises in NFL history…

  12. Best part of Seahawks taking the preditor and his foreskins out will be that it sends their fans who’ve recently taken the bags off their heads back to the closet where they belong. Russell Wilson is the rookie of the year and anyone who believes otherwise is just plain biased.

  13. OOOOH..Seattle doesnt look so hot outside of thier stadium with piped in noise..We know its not crazy fans cause theyve been voted one of the worst sports towns in America for the last six years in a row and have you ever been to Seattle? Place is laaaaaaame…

  14. “RGIII is humiliating the NFL. I was told running QBs don’t work in the NFL, rookies can’t win, short QBs can’t see. Lies

    Wilson and RGIII have embarrassed the NFL and it’s fans. Now you have to save face by pretending RGIII is the only QB in history to get banged up.

    Grasping at straws NFL fans. The best player in college football proved he was the best player in all of football.”

    Humiliating is a strong word. And the tide has turned in this game after that horrible pick.

  15. OOOOH..Seattle doesnt look so hot outside of thier stadium with piped in noise..We know its not crazy fans cause theyve been voted one of the worst sports towns in America for the last six years in a row and have you ever been to Seattle? Place is laaaaaaame…

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    I wouldn’t want to move there, but Seattle is pretty freakin cool. Been there a couple times…lot of cool places to go, lot’s of cool people. Very Beautiful.

  16. Say what you will but the Seahawks are a team that does not seem to panic. This will be the best game of the week by far.

  17. Like most of these scrambling QBs, RG3 is NOTHING if he’s not a threat to run. He has neither the accuracy nor the brains to win as a pure pocket passer.

    Kirk Cousins is the best QB on this team, and should be starting. Redskins fans, you know this to be true.

  18. 2nd quarter comes & redskins disappear. Ain’t playing romo & the cowboys. And a team with cheap shot hall calls another team cheap. Hilarious.

  19. Its becoming clear that RG3 is no Patrick Ramsey. RG3 cant get it done. Skins are doomed. 42-14 Hawks

  20. You guys crack me up. It took Seattle approximately 2 drives to figure out the skins lame offense and they have dominated since. RGIII is limited and the momentum is completely in the Hawks favor. And they get the ball to start the 2nd half.

    On a side note, tell Dan Snyder to stop diverting traffic through the stadium grass before games.

  21. Now this is the exciting game I was expecting to see. I hope RG3 is healthy enough to make a game of it against his ROY competition!!! Who ever wins this game will win the award!!!

  22. I’ve only seen a couple of games, but it looks as if without the wheels griffin is a kind of sub-par quarterback.
    The whole college offense doesn’t grab me. Looks amateurish.

  23. RG had/has no business playing the past few weeks, knee has no stability. Don’t be selfish, it’s a team game. Yes you’ve elevated the fortunes of the franchise, don’t ruin it, by thinking your Superman.

  24. maybe the skins should look into trading IRG3 while a few teams might still have intrest in him, and try to get some of the picks they gave up for him. and stick with Cousins. He’s the better QB anyway.

  25. If I was Wash owner I would fire the head coach. RG III got hurt early and could not run or pass and you let him play until the game is out of control? No you put your other rookie and who can both run and pass and maintain that 14 point lead.
    Another case that the star must play at all costs.
    21 people on washington losts today because the 22 nd person couldn’t run or pass but did not stop playing.
    RG III before they put more crowns on him, lets see if he can handle the punishment of the NFL. Wilson was unscathed and RG III was a beaten down player who leads with his head.

  26. Turn the page, RG1000 is done and no more hype
    of what coulda,woulda,shoulda,ect…The very idea
    of during the game the network was putting him
    on the wall of fame,what a joke!! I am sure next season opener will be in jeopardy if surgery is required to repair the knee. What a bone head
    mistake to let him play. The management ought
    to reevaluated by the owners–do we have the right personnel running my business? Can they
    be trusted in decision making? Monday
    round table coming up as the RG1000 soap opera
    continues.

  27. I actually just came in here to laugh at the trash talk some of the Skin fans did when Hawks were down 14-0. Wilson 1-0 in the playoffs. Rookie of The Year, ’nuff said.

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