RG3 "happiest guy in the room"
It wasn’t his best day throwing the ball but it was Robert Griffin III’s best day as an athlete.
The Redskins’ quarterback was not sharp as the Redskins took on the Cowboys and he finished off his rookie season with one of the worst statistical days of the year. His team, however, won the game and the NFC East title so RG3 was all smiles.
“This is the top [win]. This is the championship game,” he said during his postgame news conference. “It’s the best feeling I’ve every had. I sat in the locker room at a loss for words just because it was that important to us.”
Griffin completed just nine of 18 passes for 100 yards. He didn’t throw a touchdown but he also didn’t throw an interceptions.
The completions were a season low and he the only game in which he attempted fewer passes and had fewer passing yards was against Atlanta and he left that one in the third quarter with a concussion.
He was still hampered by his injured right knee, which was protected by a buky brace. Griffin still was able to run for 63 yards including 10-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. That put the Redskins up 14-7, giving them a lead they would not relinquish.
Griffin was happy to hand the ball off to fellow rookie Alfred Morris, who had a career game with 33 carries for 200 yards and three touchdowns.
“He makes runs that are blocked for three yards a seven-yard gain,” said Griffin. “The offensive line stepped up big for him tonight and gave him some big holes to run through.
“He’s out there running over guys, continuing to move his legs, getting those hard yards.”
Griffin will enjoy the win, but not for long. The Seattle Seahawks will come to Washington next Sunday at 4:30 for the first round of the NFL playoffs.
“I’ll celebrate a little tonight but I’ll probably be thinking about that game already since I usually don’t celebrate,” he said.
Griffin has his eyes on a bigger prize.
“But after we got out and do what we want to do and win the Super Bowl, then I celebrate with everybody,” he said.