Collection of personal bests not enough to earn victory

September 15, 2013

A number of Redskins players achieved career milestones on Sunday, but the bitter taste of the 38-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers prevented them from enjoying it.

Quarterback Robert Griffin III passed for more than 300 yards for a second consecutive week, becoming the first Redskins quarterback in the Super Bowl era to open a season with back-to-back 300-yard games.

Alfred Morris recorded his first 100-yard game of the season (107 yards on 13 carries) and averaged a career-high 8.2 yards per carry – topping a previous best of 6.4 ypc versus Atlanta last season.

Rookie tight end Jordan Reed recorded the first touchdown catch of his career – a three-yard toss from Griffin.

Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan recorded his second and third sacks of the season – his third multi-sack game.

Pierre Garcon finished the game with eight catches for 143 yards and a touchdown, and the 143 yards marked a single-game best for him.

But none of it mattered after the game.

“It’s football. It’s not about the yards,” Garcon said. “It’s about the ‘W’ and making plays when your number is called.”

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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