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Robert Griffin III – A
Regardless of how well Robert Griffin III played today, all fans will hold their breath until tomorrow’s MRI results are revealed.
Griffin took off on a scramble late in the fourth quarter as part of the Redskins’ game-tying drive. Although the sidelines were manageable, Griffin elected to go for more yards, turned up field, and had his right leg whipped pretty hard.
Griffin tried to stay in the game, but the pain was obviously too much.
Before his injury, Griffin was playing very well despite a typical looking stat line. He had good pocket presence and he seemed more committed to sticking there and delivering a good pass. He was accurate on a majority of his throws and he demonstrated good touch on the deep ones—albeit only a few.
Griffin finished the game with 246 yards on 15-of-26 passing and one touchdown. He also added seven carries for 34 yards.
Kirk Cousins – A
Called upon in the middle of an extremely bright light, fellow rookie Kirk Cousins entered the game for the injured Robert Griffin III and played very well. He went 2-for-2 for 26 yards and a touchdown to bring the game within two. Cousins then executed the designed quarterback sneak to convert the two-point.
Cousins’ future with the Redskins this season also hangs on tomorrow’s MRI results. Having faith in the young man is certainly justifiable, but there’s no doubting the changes to this Redskins offense if Cousins starts and Griffin remains on the sidelines.
After being named Rookie of the Week for the third consecutive week, Robert Griffin III will look to remain impressive against a Ravens defense that isn't anywhere near as threatening as seasons past.
Of the 372 average yards allowed per game by the Ravens defense this season, over 245 are coming through the air. Not to mention, for a quarterback like Griffin that loves to take advantage of the single high safety, the Ravens' seemingly favored coverage package could work to the Redskins' advantage.
Also important to note, Ravens pass rusher Terrell Suggs is questionable for today's game.
Not that the Ravens can't rush the quarterback without T Sizzle, but he's one of the game's best. Things are significantly less stressful for RG3 if Suggs isn't coming off the edge foaming at the mouth.