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10/15/2012 03:46 pm ET

Obama Lauds RG3's Performance In Redskins-Vikings Game: REPORT

The performance of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III against the Vikings on Sunday was so good that it even caught the attention of President Barack Obama.

Per Politico, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Monday that Obama noticed RG3's impressive showing at FedEx Field.

Obama, who is in Williamsburg, Va. getting ready for the second presidential debate on Tuesday, was also said to have commented on how RG3 helped restore the faith of D.C. sports fans, after the Nationals bowed out of the MLB playoffs in heartbreaking fashion, via The Washington Post.

While it's hard to think that the wounds from the Nats' Game 5 meltdown could have been healed so quickly, it's also hard not to get amped up by what RG3 did in Week 6. Griffin went 17 of 22 for 182 passing yards and threw one touchdown pass, while carrying the ball 13 times for 138 yards and scoring two touchdowns on the ground (including a 76-yard score that ultimately put Minnesota away). The 38-26 victory snapped the Redskins' eight-game home losing streak.

After the game, Griffin spoke about what the win meant to the fans after that crushing Nationals loss.

"With the Nationals losing down the stretch, of course that's tough. I saw my Twitter feed, a lot of people were saying they hoped we would win to get people over that," Griffin said, via CSN Washington. "You take all of those things into account. I think a lot of the fans, a lot of people around this area will appreciate us coming away with a victory."

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