Quarter notes: First

Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris

In a nutshell: The Redskins took the opening kickoff and drove quickly – and impressively – to Robert Griffin III’s 4-yard TD pass to Evan Royster on a third-and-goal play that capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive. RGIII was 3 of 4 for 43 yards, while Alfred Morris carried four times for 34 yards. After the Seahawks’ first possession ended on a third-down sack, the Redskins drove 54 yards in 11 plays to another 4-yard TD pass – this one from RGIII to tight end Logan Paulsen. RGIII was 3 of 5 for 25 yards and also ran twice for 9 yards.

Player of the quarter: RGIII. Despite limping on a couple of occasions because of his injured right knee, the Redskins’ rookie QB not only got the best of Wilson, he did it by playing keep away. And completing passes. And throwing two TD passes. And running the ball.

Play of the quarter: Pick a TD pass. Each came on third-and-goal. Each went to one of the Redskins’ less-heralded players. Each was thrown by RGIII.

Number of the quarter: 7. The number of plays the Seahawks ran in the opening quarter.


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