After looking at RG3’s numbers against the Vikings, I was mildly surprised to see that he had five incompletions. His interception immediately came to mind as one of them but other than that I just didn’t remember many other misfires. So I went to the game tape to take a look at his incompletions. Here is what I found:
2-3-WAS 27—After faking a run up the middle and an end around, Griffin went deep for Hankerson, who was double covered. It looks like he wanted to give his receiver a chance to make a play but the defensive back had a better shot at it.
3-3-WAS 27—On the very next play, Griffin rolled right and tried to force the ball to Josh Morgan on the sideline. But Antoine Winfield was in between the QB and the receiver and had an easy interception.
3-13-MIN 32—Alfred Morris couldn’t get a handle on Griffin’s shovel pass and it was incomplete.
2-11-MIN 38—Dezmon Briscoe was five yards away from the nearest defender 20 yards downfield and Griffin’s pass was perfect. Briscoe flat dropped it.
1-20-WAS 37—A quick play action pass to Fred Davis popped out. The ball was right into Davis’ midsection but a defender was on him and could have knocked it away.
So the five incompletions consisted of the interception, the could-have-been interception on the long pass, one flat-out drop and two passes the intended receiver couldn’t quite handle.
According to Pro Football Focus receivers have dropped 11 Griffin passes this year. That means that on the season 77 percent of Griffin’s passes have been catchable. Calculate in that he has thrown away three passes, has had two passes batted away and has spiked the ball twice, you come up with over 80 percent of his aimed passes with a shot at being completions.