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Are RG III, Washington finished?
A year ago, the Washington Redskins started 3-6 and coach Mike Shanahan effectively wrote off the season. Then his team went 7-0 and made the playoffs. Thursday night, Robert Griffin III & Co. fell to 3-6 with a loss to the lowly Minnesota Vikings. Can the feat be repeated in D.C.? Or is this group done?
Football is generally perceived as a sport of tradition, but it's surprisingly adaptable when it comes to the product on the field. Take the quarterback position. It's gone from run-first in the game's early years to pass-first as the game evolved. Now, with a number of quarterbacks starting and succeeding by relying on their feet, it seems like the pendulum is swinging back in the other direction. Robert Griffin III thinks more and more teams will employ mobile quarterbacks or will at least be forced to draft a passer who can run as a last resort.
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NFL Week 8 -- Redskins at Broncos
The Denver Broncos finally lost, but the world kept turning, as there's no doubt Peyton Manning's team remains one of the best -- if not the best -- squads in the league. Of course, this view could be shifted if Robert Griffin III & Co. win their third in four games on Sunday to pull back into the NFC East race.
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NFL Week 6 -- Wash. at Dallas
It might be 1-3 vs. 2-3, but this Sunday night game carries a little more weight, considering the names of the teams involved. But there's more than just history between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys; the NFC East title is up for grabs, with Dallas tied atop the division and Washington half a game back. The teams also enter in different places mentally, with the Cowboys losing a heartbreaker against Denver on Sunday and Washington coming off a win and a bye.