Here is what you need to know on this Monday, January 7, the day after the Redskins’ season ended at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks.
Before and after
You can argue whether or not Robert Griffin III should have stayed in the game last night but the numbers show a stark difference between the first two drives of the game and the rest of it.
After the first two drives Griffin was six for nine passing for 68 yards and two touchdowns, a passer rating of 128.7. He hurt his knee near the end of the second drive.
For the rest of the game, Griffin was four of 10 for 16 yards with no touchdowns and one interception, a passer rating of 8.3.
The Seattle defense did make some adjustments but not enough to shave 120 points off of Griffin’s passer rating.
The Redskins first two possessions ended in the end zone. They had eight possessions after that, including two with Kirk Cousins at quarterback, and they did not cross their own 41-yard line.
A loss like this does not happen very often. Only the 1957 San Francisco 49ers and the 2003 Green Bay Packers have been leading by 14 points or more after one quarter of play and have gone on to lose the game.
RG3 thanks the fans
9:00—Bagging Day, player availability in the locker room as they
clean out their lockers
3:00—Mike Shanahan news conference
In case you missed it
Days until: NFL Combine 45; 2013 NFL draft 108; NFL Kickoff 2013 244