The Washington Redskins are likely still elated today after Robert Griffin III’s terrific performance in a 38-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday.
Griffin completed 17 of 22 passes for 138 yards and one touchdown and put the game away in the fourth quarter with a 76-yard touchdown run, the second-longest run by a quarterback since 1940. He had 13 carries for 138 yards and two touchdowns in the game and afterward teammates were stunned.
“You really can’t say much more,” tight end Fred Davis said on Comcast SportsNet, according to Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “I mean, like I said, he’s Black Jesus right now. He saved us today. He’s a great player. He makes plays. And he did what he had to do on that third down. We’ve been talking about him protecting himself a lot more, but he seen an opening and made a play. And what can you say? I mean, he’s a great player.”
Black Jesus? Well, Griffin was the Redskins savior on this day. That much is sure.
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