Dec 28, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) huddles with teammates during a timeout against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Robert Griffin III versus St. Louis Rams 2012- First Quarter
Redskins former offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan began the game against the Rams mixing plays better for Griffin than he did in week one. Alfred Morris ran the ball twice on the first drive followed by a Griffin pass for a first down. Griffin then had a designed outside run and threw a middle screen before Robert Quinn beat left tackle, Trent Williams, to sack Griffin on third down, punt.
The Redskins defense had already put the team up 7 on the first play of the game with a fumble return for a touchdown by cornerback, Josh Wilson. Griffin starts out the first of three straight drives with a wide receiver screen. After a read option run by Morris, Griffin misses an open receiver and draws an intentional grounding penalty.
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Griffin makes up for the penalty as he steps up in the pocket and then scrambles out to the right for a first down. Griffin has two incomplete passes and Morris runs the ball three times as he brings the Redskins down to the five yard line. From there, Griffin keeps it on the read option for the touchdown to put the Redskins up 14-3.
Griffin finishes the first quarter with 6 points on 7 passing snaps for a 0.86 rating. He also ran the ball 2 times for 3 points and a 1.50 rating. One of seven passing plays were off of play action and the Redskins ran the read option twice out of 8 run plays.
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