Redskins Postgame: Shanahan, RGIII, Fletcher and Alexander Speak
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LANDOVER (CBSDC)–The Redskins ended their eight-game home losing streak today beating the Minnesota Vikings 38-26 and improving their record to 3-3 on the season.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had his longest run in the NFL when he scampered 76-yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to seal the deal for the Redskins.
“Anytime you get man coverage and you have a six man rush and they’re covering the receivers and the quarterback can break through that line like he did,” Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan said on Griffin III’s run. “He saw a hole and he took off and the rest is history. Great job by him looking at the front and seeing that rushing lane and taking advantage of it.”
Griffin III ended up with 138 rushing yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns while completing 17 of 22 passes for 182 yards and one touchdown.
“I felt like, aside from the interception, I played one of my best games,” Griffin III said.
The interception he threw was only his second of the season. There was also a roughing the passer penalty thrown on the Vikings for hitting Griffin III late and Griffin III joked about it afterwards.
“It wasn’t like a basketball flop,” Griffin III said smiling. “I sold it pretty well.”