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Robert Griffin III sets franchise rookie completion record

Robert Griffin III and the Redskins improved to 4-6. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)


In his 10th NFL game, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III set the franchise record for completions by a rookie.

The No. 2 overall pick of the draft, Griffin connected with fullback Darrel Young for a six-yard touchdown pass – his 173rd completion of the season.

That completion surpassed Norm Snead’s record of 172 completions as a rookie set in 1961.

Griffin opened the game by completing his first seven passes. He finished the day with a 14-for-15, 200-yard, four-touchdown performance. So the rookie completion record now stands at 186. Griffin sported a perfect passer rating of 158.3.

“I didn’t second-guess what my instincts were telling me as far as when to throw and when not to throw, or when to run and when not to run,” said Griffin, who also rushed for 84 yards on 12 carries. “You thank God to be able to have those moments and feel things the right way and it all works out for you.”

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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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Mike Jones · November 18, 2012