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RG3 back on the field: A successful drive against the Patriots

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Robert Griffin III played his first preseason game in almost two years against the Patriots at FedEx Field tonight. The third-year quarterback and the rest of the first-team offense were in for the Redskins’ first possession and they moved in for a score.

Most of the work Griffin did consisted of handing off to Alfred Morris. Washington’s Pro Bowl running back carried five times for 27 yards. The yards were gained on both zone and power runs, displaying the diversity in the running game that Jay Gruden wants to bring to the team.

When Griffin did throw he went mostly with checkdowns. He threw to Logan Paulsen for two yards on his first pass and then a few plays later Griffin flipped one to Roy Helu. The back executed a nice spin move and picked up seven yards.

They reached a first down at the New England 16, but the drive stalled there. On third down, Griffin went downfield for the only time in the drive. He went to Alrick Robinson near the right sideline in the end zone. Robinson went up and came down with the ball but his hand touched out of bounds before he could get a second foot in. Kai Forbath kicked a 39-yard field goal to give the Redskins a 3-0 lead.

The drive covered 35 yards and took 11 plays. Griffin finished completing two of four passes for nine yards. 

- Rich Tandler, CSN Washington

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