The weekly recap
Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 19:09
Boss of the week:
Robert Griffin III “RGIII”
Quarterback for the Washington Redskins
RGIII shined Sunday in his professional debut in a 40-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints. After being drafted second overall in April’s draft, Griffin proved his worth taking over the Redskins, who last year finished 5-11. Griffin threw for 320 yards and 2 touchdowns while also running for 42 yards. Griffin looked like a seasoned veteran showing composure and matching punches with Drew Brees. Next week the Redskins travel to St. Louis to face the Rams.
Quote of the Week:
"I feel it's as hard for him as it would be anybody to get mentally, totally committed in the ballgame. And he's reached his innings limit. So we can get past this and talk about other things for a change."
- Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson on starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg who is done for the season.
Goat of the Week:
Kicker for Penn State University
In a 17-16 loss to Virginia, Penn State sophomore kicker Sam Ficken went 1-5 on field goals.
Ficken missed from 20 yards, 42 yards, 40 yards and 38 yards, including the game-winning kick with 1 second remaining in the game. He also had an extra point blocked. Penn State falls to 0-2 in the year.