Redskins improve to 6-1 with Pierre Garcon in action

December 9, 2012

Another game, another significant impact and victory for wide receiver Pierre Garcon.

For the third consecutive game, the wide receiver scored a touchdown and led his team in receiving yards, notching five catches for 87 yards and a score against Baltimore.

Garcon’s touchdown – an 11-yard reception from Kirk Cousins – pulled the Redskins within two points of the Ravens with 29 seconds left on the clock. Cousins then scored the two-point conversion to tie the game at 28-28 and force overtime.

Prior to the touchdown catch, Garcon had recorded a 22-yard reception on a pass from Robert Griffin III down the middle of the field to move Washington to the Baltimore 16-yard line.

The late-game impact came after Garcon was held in check for much of the second half. He had three catches for 54 yards in the first half, but didn’t record another catch until the game-tying drive.

The Redskins are now 6-1 in games in which Garcon – hobbled much of this season by a torn ligament in the second toe of his right foot – has played.

Garcon, who on the season has 28 catches for 437 yards and four touchdowns in seven games, downplayed his impact.

“I don’t think I’ve made any spectacular difference,” he said. “I just try to go out there and play hard, just giving it everything I got. I think the guys see that, and they’re happy and when a guy goes extremely hard, it kind of motivates you to go hard.”

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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