The Washington Redskins thrilling 38-26 triumph over the Minnesota Vikings today was as complete an effort the resurgent team has yet put forth this season. The defense in particular, suffering mightily with injury, turned in an inspiring performance under the direction of defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. The unit produced its second consecutive game in which it manufactured a score, in this case a rollicking 24 yard pick 6 by safety Madieu Williams.
But the defense was not alone in the effort department as the offense and special teams were outstanding as well. The jaw dropping highlight of the game belonged to Griffin, as the young quarterback completely sucked in the Viking defense on a designed run, and weaved his way around defenders for a 76 yard touchdown scamper. This play occurred at a juncture when the Vikings had fought their way back into the game and the score stood at 31-26 with less than 3 minutes remaining.
“He saw a lane open up and he was very smart, very aware that that was a six-man rush,” said Coach Mike Shanahan. “If they don’t get Robert right away, he’s into the secondary and for sure he’s got a first down. Not too many quarterbacks can outrun those defensive backs. That was a heck of a play. You don’t see that very often.”
The win over the Vikings evened the the Redskins’s record at 3-3, snapping an eight-game home losing streak dating to last season. Their last win at FedEx Field was on Sept. 18, 2011 against Arizona. The team goes on the road over the next two weeks, with matchups against the Giants and Steelers upcoming.
RT @Insider: Santana Moss on RGIII: “When Robert gets to the top gear? You’re watching a track meet. And he ain’t coming in second.”—
(@ImproperRedskin) October 15, 2012