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November 26, 2012

Monday Morning Wrap Up

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My family finished Thanksgiving dinner just in time to catch the kickoff of the Redskins-Cowboys game.

It was planned like that – trust me.

For as much as I wanted to sit around and shoot the breeze with everyone and debate about the latest current events, I had to find my spot in the living room in time for kickoff.

The game was highly-anticipated not only in the fact that it was an NFC East rivalry matchup, but the greatness that is Robert Griffin, III was on the stage and ready to put on a show.

And he delivered.

In what was the game of the day and perhaps all of Week 12, RG3 showed, on the biggest stage, why he is the leading candidate for rookie of the year and why he has energized an entire fan base in D.C. and has the Redskins surprisingly in the playoff hunt.

The Redskins dominated Dallas, holding off a late Cowboys rally to come away with a 38-31 win. And while millions were relaxing after being filled up at the dinner table, RG3 dazzled and gave all of us a second helping by delivering 311 yards passing and four touchdowns as the Redskins won their second straight game to improve to 5-6 on the season.

“It just felt like we were out there showing not only ourselves, but the Cowboys, and everybody, what we were capable of,” Griffin told The Washington Post. “Everybody showed up today ready to go, even with the short week. This is what we have to do: Be ready to play. I couldn’t be more proud.”

Before we get ahead of ourselves and anoint RG3 as MVP, the reality is that the Redskins are still one game under .500. But the excitement and hope the QB has given the franchise and with the highlight reel he provides SportsCenter with week after week, the talks of postseason and what could be, can’t be avoided.

What will happen during the stretch run of the season is yet to be seen. But for a few hours on Thursday, football fans were able to give thanks to the football Gods for the blessing of Robert Griffin, III. And whether you’re a Redskins fans or just a football fan in general, the excitement this young man has brought to the NFL this year has to be appreciated.

3 And Out

  1. Pittsburgh is in trouble: With Ben Roethlisberger out due to injury, the Steelers are a mess on offense. First it was Bryon Leftwich who had his chance to keep Pittsburgh going. He ended up getting injured as well. On Sunday, the ageless wonder Charlie Batch couldn’t get anything going and the Steelers dropped their second straight game and are now left trying to figure out how to manage until Big Ben returns. If their Super Bowl-winning QB isn’t back on the field soon, we could be seeing a freefall in Pittsburgh.
  2. Hello, Colin Kaepernick: It looks like Jim Harbaugh finally has the QB he wants. Kaepernick was named the starter in San Francisco over Alex Smith and took full advantage as the 49ers topped the Saints. Kaepernick’s versatility gives the 49ers an added dimension on offense. He should be the man for the rest of the season.
  3. What slump?:  We knew it was coming, didn’t we. After their yearly “slump” the Giants would come out and remind everyone why they are the best team in the NFC. And when it counts the most, there’s no other QB I’d trust more to make the big play than Eli Manning. And there’s no other defense I’d trust to shut down an opposing offense that Osi, Justin Tuck and the boys of Big Blue.


About the Author

jhudson
Jamar Hudson is a media professional with nearly 10 years of experience in journalism, communications, digital and social media. A former editor for ESPN.com, Hudson now works in Public Relations in the Washington, D.C. area. A graduate of Hampton University, Hudson has covered a wide range of events from high school sports to the Super Bowl.




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