A record-shattering performance by RG3

A record-shattering performance by RG3
October 14, 2012, 10:30 pm
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Some notes about the Redskins 38-26 win over the Vikings today:

—We could fill this whole article with Robert Griffin III and his game-sealing 76-yard touchdown run so here is the quick version of the run: It was the longest by a QB in team history, the longest by a QB n the NFL since 1996, the longest run for any Redskins since 2009, and tied for the third-longest touchdown run in team history.

—On RG3’s total rushing yards (138 for the game, 379 for the season) and TD’s (he threw for one and ran for two today) : He has the team record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a game and in a season and for touchdowns in a season and he joins Michael Vick as the only NFL QB’s since 1970 to rush for at least 130 yards and two TD’s in a game.

—Rookie running back Albert Morris scored his fifth touchdown of the season in the second quarter. He and Griffin, who now has six on the season, are the first pair of rookie teammates in NFL history to have five touchdowns in their team’s first six games.

—Morris has 538 yards rushing. In NFL history only nine other rookie running back have more yards than Morris in their teams’ first six games.

—The Redskins have now scored on interception returns on each of the last two games for the first time since Weeks 7-8 of the 1994 season.

—Rookie kicker Kai Forbath, signed just last Tuesday, was good on a 50-yard field goal on his first NFL attempt.

—The win broke the Redskins’ home losing streak at eight games. They last won at FedEx Field on Sept. 18, 2011.

—The Redskins’ 38 points scored were the most at home since they scored 52 against the 49ers in 2005.