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Today's game is a perfect example of a well-known theme for Redskins fans, "The Skins will lose this game before the opponent wins it."
What I mean by this is that, for the longest time, the Redskins have been involved in games where they "should" win, but because breakdowns on defense or inefficiencies on offense, they allow the opponent to walk away with the "W." RG3 is one of the NFL's elite weapons but will be called on constantly to cover up problems on this team.
Griffin was asked to carry the lion's share of work with 34 passing attempts and seven rushes. While this workload is to be expected from the team's quarterback, other players need to step up on defense, so that Griffin is not asked to do as much.
The woes on defense create the need for Griffin to not only put points on the board but also create long-sustained drives. These long drives allow the Redskins to win the time-of-possession battle and keep the opponents' offense off the field.
However, the defense is giving too many successful drives to opponents and asking Griffin to constantly "win the game."
Make no mistake about it, Griffin will be the focal point of the Redskins team as long as he is quarterback. However, Griffin cannot play in all three phases of the game (or can he?) and will need help from the defense and special teams.
While the Redskins were able to get away with a win today, the defense and kicking units will need to start carrying their load, or Griffin will have to keep carrying this team to every win.