Robert Griffin III: Washington Redskins Quarterback Will Dominate in Week 5

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Robert Griffin III: Washington Redskins Quarterback Will Dominate in Week 5
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Robert Griffin III is having a sensational rookie season for the Washington Redskins, and his success will continue in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Griffin III has completed 69 percent of his passes this season, racking up 1,070 yards and four touchdowns to one interception through the air. On the ground, RG3 has run the ball 41 times for 234 yards and four scores.

The Falcons have proven to be a solid defense overall thus far in 2012, but their rush defense has been by far their weakest point. Atlanta ranks an abysmal 29th against the run this season.

That will no doubt set the stage for Alfred Morris, who is already one of the best up-and-coming running backs in the NFL. Morris will have no problem getting things going on the ground for Washington in this game.

Once Morris makes it necessary for the Falcons to focus on stopping the run, that will help unleash the Redskins' passing attack. Atlanta won't be able to cheat on the pass, and that will help spread the field for Griffin III.

Even if RG3 can't get the time he needs in the pocket to throw the ball, the Falcons have proven to be less than able to stop athletic quarterbacks like the one Washington will have behind center on Sunday.

Last week against the Panthers, the Falcons allowed Cam Newton to rush for 86 yards on nine carries.

Pierre Garcon will be on the field once again this week as he is listed as probable (via ESPN). Garcon didn't do much in Week 4 with one catch for 20 yards, but another week to recover from his foot injury should help Garcon contribute more.

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Not only is Garcon this team's best receiver and biggest deep-ball threat, but Garcon also commands double teams like no other Redskins receiver can. If Garcon can make his presence known, that will help RG3 find more open receivers and will help his yardage totals at the end of the game.

This might be a tough game for the Redskins to win on Sunday, but there's no doubt Griffin III will continue his monster season.

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