Robert Griffin III made his debut as the quarterback of the Washington Redskins on Thursday night. After a slow start he made the legion of fans back at home happy with a nice scoring drive capped off by a touchdown pass to Pierre Garçon.
Griffin led the Redskins on three drives. The first two were nothing to write home about as the Redskins went three and out and then lost a fumble on the third play of the next drive. The fumble occurred when Griffin handed off to Evan Royster on a third and short play. The Bills recovered and scored on a 43-yard field goal by Rian Lindell. In the first two drives combined he was one for three with his first completion wearing a Redskins uniform going to Leonard Hankerson for 12 yards.
The Redskins took the ensuing kickoff at the 20 and everyone got to see the RG3 that they hoped to see after the team gave up a ton of draft picks to move up in the draft to take him. After an incompletion, Griffin and Garçon developed quite a rapport. Twice in a row, Griffin fired the ball own the middle to the team’s other big offseason acquisition. The first one picked up 18 yards, the second one gained 20.
Evan Royster then had a few nice runs and the Redskins faced third and three from the Buffalo 20. Griffin zipped a bubble screen out to Garçon a couple of yards behind the line. The blocking was set up perfectly and Garçon dove into the end zone head over heels.
Griffin finished the night with four completions on six attempts for 70 yards and the one touchdown. His NFL QB rating was 145.8.