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INJURY UPDATE: Don't expect WR Pierre Garcon to suit up for the Redskins any time soon. That foot injury [second toe on his right foot] is bothering him a lot and his first season in Washington looks like a total washout. Safety Jordan Pugh suffered a concussion yesterday and obviously won't play again until he passes the new NFL concussion protocols.
ESPN writer Dan Graziano writes the Redskins are building a good team around their corps of stars selected at the top of the last three drafts, LT Trent Williams, OLB Ryan Kerrigan and QB Robert Griffin III.
ILB Lorenzo Alexander had 1.5 sacks, 4 QB hits, 5 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in only 27 defensive snaps yesterday. Head Coach Mike Shanahan says the team may need to get Alexander, already a special teams star, on the field more often.
“We’ll always try to play the best players so if a guy like Lorenzo has a great game we’ll find ways to get him into the game,” Shanahan said.
Robert Griffin III is now the Redskins' all-time leader in QB rushing yards in a single season and QB rushing touchdowns in a single season. In addition to that:
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Griffin became the first player in NFL to throw for a touchdown and rush for a touchdown of 75 yards or longer in the same season.
Griffin also joined Michael Vick as the only NFL quarterbacks since the 1970 league merger to rush for at least 130 yards and two touchdowns in a single game. And he set a franchise record for single-game rushing yardage by a quarterback, surpassing his own record of 84 yards, set in Week 2 at St. Louis.
Vikings TB Adrian Peterson says Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall slapped him in the face during Sunday's game at FedEx Field. Hall says it never happened.
The first score came with 2:31 left in the first half, and it culminated after a 90-yard drive that took more than six minutes off the clock. Rookie running back Alfred Morris scored on a one-yard run, the Redskins kicked the extra point, gave the ball back to the Vikings via kickoff, and that's where things got weird.
With 2:25 left in the half, and the Vikings with the ball at their own 20-yard line, Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder took a sack from Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, coughed up the ball at the 8-yard line, and Alexander picked up the ball and rumbled with it to the Minnesota 6-yard line from the 13, where the ball was first picked up.
On the very next play, with 2:20 left in the half, Griffin threw a touchdown pass to fullback Darrell Young. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you score two offensive touchdowns in 11 seconds.
The Redskins are relieved just to have that 8-game home losing streak in their rear view mirror. Now, let's hope they don't start another one any time soon.