Washington Redskins/St. Louis Rams Recap

By Marc Jenkins
Robert Griffin III Put Together Another Good Game but Chris Long and the Rams Get the Win
Jeff Curry-US Presswire

Robert Griffin III put together yet another sensational game for the Washington Redskins but unfortunately for him and his team they found themselves on the losing end of a tough 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams. This game was a close nip/tuck battle throughout but in the end it was Sam Bradford and the Rams that earned the victory despite RG3’s stellar play and amazing attempt at a fourth quarter comeback.

Griffin III passed for 206 yards and a touchdown while completing 20 of his 29 attempts and rushed for 82 additional yards and two scores on 11 carries. Besides losing the game the only other hiccup that RG3 truly had during this game was throwing his first career interception and if anyone wants to know who will be attached to the footnote as picking him off, that would be Rams cornerback Courtland Finnegan.

Meanwhile Bradford put together a terrific game himself in the win as he completed 26 of his 35 pass attempts for 310 yards and three touchdowns and one interception. 15 of his 26 completions went to fourth-year wideout Danny Amendola who hauled in all those catches for 160 yards and a score. St. Louis also got a lot from their ground game as their running backs (Steven Jackson and Daryl Richardson) combined for 141 yards on 24 carries and 10 additional yards on three carries form Bradford.

The Rams took the lead for good on the first play of the fourth quarter as Bradford connected with Matthew Mulligan on a one-yard touchdowns pass. The Redskins best chance to tie or take the lead came late in the final quarter when Griffin III drove them down field 34-yards in less than one minute and twenty seconds but then two unfortunate events occurred. The first a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty was called on Josh Morgan which backed Washington up to the St. Louis 44-yard line after sitting on the Rams 29, then kicker Billy Cundiff miss fired on a game-tying field goal attempt from 62-yards away which would have been a much easier 47-yard attempt had it not been for Morgan’s penalty.

Up next for the Rams is a meeting with the Chicago Bears at Solider Field while RG3 and the Redskins have their home debut versus the Cincinnati Bengals at FedEx Field.


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