The rookie's impressive debut instantaneously energized one of football's most dedicated fan bases, and even started a new trend. After Robert Griffin III became the first visiting quarterback to escape New Orleans with a victory in more than a year, fans of the Burgundy and Gold have been seen "Griffin-ing" on the streets of D.C.
But as we count down the hours until Sunday's 4:05 p.m. kickoff in St. Louis, it's important that we remember that this is the NFL. And rookie quarterbacks don't just flirt with perfection week in and week out.
They struggle at times. They throw interceptions. And just like every other quarterback in the league, at some point they fail.
So while we drift slowly back into reality, we must contain our expectations. We must understand that our 22-year-old quarterback hasn't even seen the surface of what NFL defenses have to offer.
And hopefully he won't have to. At least not yet.
The good news for the fans in Washington is that RGIII wasn't the only impressive takeaway from the Redskins' Week 1 victory in New Orleans. It was a well-rounded team effort that silenced a sold-out crowd in one of the league's toughest places to play.
Alfred Morris and Mike Shanahan's zone blocking scheme helped balance the offensive attack perfectly. And Jim Haslett's defense performed much better than the numbers indicate against arguably football's most lethal offensive unit.
The Rams won't make the mistake of underestimating a Washington team that dropped 40 points on the Saints. But after losing a heart-breaker to Detroit in the final seconds of Week 1, St. Louis will have their hands full again with the Redskins in town.
Here are 5 things to expect from the week 2 matchup.