RGIII holds off the Giants in Chocolate City
December 4, 2012
As the clock winded down the 4th quarter, the FedEx field crowd of 80,000+ rejoiced, shouting R-G-3! R-G-3! Robert Griffin III has been all the Washington Redskins could have asked for and more. The Redskins are starting to heat up, last night’s 17-16 win over the New York Giants marked their 3rd consecutive victory. A vast majority of the Washington’s success this season starts and ends with RGIII. The rookie has put the team on his back, and with 4 games left in the season they are in prime position to grab a wild card playoff spot or even win the NFC East. “There’s a lot of excitement around this team right now,” Robert Griffin III said. “And I think everybody’s feeling it.”
Griffin’s hard work and dedication earned him the nomination to become a captain recently. His actions on and off the field are becoming infectious among his teammates, and it showed on Monday. The defense held the Giants to only 1 TD, despite giving up 390 total yards. Eli Manning had success throughout the day moving the ball, but couldn’t quite cash in as the Redskins defense was particularly stingy in the redzone. 37 year old veteran LB London Fletcher led the charge with 12 tackles and was head cheerleader on the sidelines.
The offense is also looking very well as of late. The offensive line was phenomenal and kept Griffin clean all night. The vaunted Giants pass rush failed to register a sack for just the 3rd time all season. Rookie RB Alfred Morris rushed for 122 yards against the Giants and became only the 2nd rookie in franchise history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. Pierre Garcon seems to be healthy again and in sync with Griffin. On Monday night he caught 8 passes for 106 and 1 TD.
The Washington Redskins are now only a game back of the division lead at 6-6. If they can find a way to win their last 4 games, they will be headed to the playoffs for the 1st time since 2007. After many years of inconsistency at the quarterback position, RGIII finally has given Chocolate City a legit franchise player. Despite only starting 12 games so far in his young career, he seems to be as good as advertised. The Redskins are not only in a great position this year, but for many years to come with the terrific young phenom leading the way.