New team captain, rookie QB Robert Griffin III, acted very much like a team captain and more. In fact, with a passer rating of 158.3, Griffin was nearly perfect. He threw one completion all day, completing 14 of 15 attempts, had an impressive 13.3 yards per attempt, and added four TD tosses to a great day. On top of all that, Griffin rushed for 84 yards. Griffin's effort were rewarded by a Redskins defense that did not allow a single Philly TD. As RGIII stated, the Redskins are not out of the playoff hunt, but probably need to win out. A 31-6 thrashing of the Eagles at home is a damn good way to start. Let's see whatthe media pundits have to say on the Monday after.
ESPN, Last Call, John Clayton
As if Eagles coach Andy Reid didn't have enough problems, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan taught him the proper way to use a rookie quarterback. Shanahan and Kyle Shanahan, Mike's son and the Redskins' offensive coordinator, understand one of the keys to having rookie quarterbacks succeed is to minimize the number of throws in a game. The more a rookie quarterback throws, the greater chance he has of losing. The 2012 class of rookie quarterbacks is 5-21 in games in which they attempt 31 or more passes.
CBS Sports, Judgements, Clark Judge
RG3 vs. Philadelphia. Not only did he produce a perfect passer rating (158.3); he missed only one of 15 passes for a 93.3 completion percentage and had four touchdowns. It was the best percentage for a quarterback with four TDs since Steve Young did it in 1994.
Robert Griffin III just had a game for the ages. Anyone notice?
Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington. The best game of a precocious rookie season: 14 of 15, 200 yards passing, four touchdowns, no picks; 12 rushes, 84 yards, in the 31-6 rout of the Eagles. I talked to a long-time NFC East executive Sunday night, and he said: "I am not happy this guy's in our division for the next 15 years. In fact, I'm pissed." And this from Santana Moss, who made one of the touchdown catches, a spectacular one: "Robert's going to go out there and keep being special. He ignites our fire.''
CNNSI, Don Banks, Snap Judgements
Robert Griffin III could play another 15 years in the NFL and never have a crisper game than the one he turned in against Philadelphia. Griffin had just one pass hit the ground, going 14 of 15 for 200 yards, with four touchdowns -- nicely spacing them one in each quarter. I think it's safe to say Griffin came out of Washington's bye week refreshed and ready to go. No sign of hitting the dreaded rookie wall just yet.