Robert Griffin III doesn't play like a rookie. The Redskins' phenom doesn't lead like one either.
Before piloting Washington to its first NFC East title since 1999 with a win over Dallas on Sunday night, RG3 stood in the middle of the huddle and delivered a strong message to his teammates.
"This is our house. It’s our night. And it’s our division," Griffin yelled, via CSN Washington. "It’s our job to go win it. This is it. Put it all on the line. We’re gonna start fast and finish strong. Here ya go, work on three."
Griffin, who was named a team captain back when the Redskins were 3-6, didn't need to do as much as he did in Washington's previous game against Dallas. He only completed nine of 18 passes for 100 yards while running six times for 63 yards and a touchdown.
It was the team's other Rookie of the Year candidate who did the heavy lifting. Running back Alfred Morris, a sixth-round pick in the 2012 draft, carried the ball 33 times rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns.
"He makes runs that are blocked for three yards a seven-yard gain. The offensive line stepped up big for him tonight and gave him some big holes to run through," Griffin said of Morris, who he himself endorsed for Rookie of the Year in November. "I’ll celebrate a little tonight but I’ll probably be thinking about that game already since I usually don’t celebrate."
In the Wild Card round, Washington's dynamic-duo of rookies takes on another Rookie of the Year candidate, Russell Wilson. While the Redskins have been red hot winning their last seven games, the Seahawks are on a winning streak of their own with five straight victories (while scoring 50 or more in two of them).
Which rookie-led team will keep their streaks going next weekend?