Redskins fans finally left FedEx Field happy and it was all because of their prized rookie quarterback, RG3.
With Washington facing a 3rd-and-6 and clinging to a 31-26 lead, Robert Griffin III dropped back in shotgun inside the Redskins' 20-yard line while Minnesota threw a six-man pass rush at him. The Redskins caught the Vikings defense off guard, though, picked up the blitz and created a huge hole for Griffin to run through. Before Griffin easily reached the first down, he started breaking to the outside, toward the left sideline and was helped by the nice block by receiver Josh Morgan.
From there, Griffin took care of the rest. The former Heisman Trophy winner dashed down the sideline and even looked back at one point as he left the Vikings defenders in his tracks. Touchdown Redskins.
The 76-yard score allowed Washington to hold on and beat Minnesota 38-26, snapping an abysmal eight-game losing streak at home.
"To lose eight straight games at home is unacceptable, for any kind of sports," Griffin said after the game, via CSN Washington. "We made that a point of emphasis this week to come out and protect our home turf."
A week after suffering a concussion, Griffin passed for 182, rushed for 138 yards and accounted for three touchdowns (two of which were on the ground, breaking a franchise record).