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Success Against Super Bowl Champs

Posted by Stephen Czarda on February 5, 2013 – 1:03 am

Alfred Morris

(AP Photo)

On Sunday our neighbors to the north, the Baltimore Ravens, were knighted kings of the NFL after beating the San Francisco 49ers in an epic 34-31 thriller in Super Bowl XLVII.

In late December, the chances that the Ravens would advance to the AFC Championship Game, let alone the Super Bowl, seemed bleak.

Baltimore started its campaign red-hot, going 9-2 in the first 11 games of the season. However, the team slipped from the ranks of elite, going 1-4 in the final month to slide into the playoffs at 10-6.

On December 9th, the Ravens and Redskins clashed in a rare regular season match up between the two at FedExField. The encounter was a back-and-forth contest that saw neither team grasp a double digit lead. After a stout defensive performance and an iconic game-tying drive led by backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, the Redskins left Landover with a 31-28 overtime victory.

This isn’t the first time Washington has fared well against Super Bowl champions as the team has a long history of success against Lombardi Trophy winners dating back to 1971.

Find out how Washington has done against other teams that have hoisted the Lombardi Trophy here:

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Redskins Weekly Social Media Spotlight

Posted by Chris Herting on February 5, 2013 – 1:00 am


Welcome to your weekly Redskins Social Media Spotlight, where we highlight the trendy topics and social media campaigns going on this week in Redskins Nation. Check it out and make suggestions below.

The Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 last night in Super Bowl XLVII. If you predicted that a Harbaugh would win the Super Bowl, well then you would be correct. This time around it was John Harbaugh riding off into the proverbial sunset with LB Ray Lewis guiding the chariot.

There is a lot to talk about and a lot to take away from yesterday’s game, including 65 combined points, a power outage and a fourth quarter goal line stand preventing yet another fourth quarter comeback in a Super Bowl. In fact, the 31 points scored by the 49ers were the most-ever by a team in a losing effort.

However, that’s not our job to breakdown and analyze how or why the Ravens were victorious.

Unlike the lights in the Superdome, this week’s Social Media Spotlight shines on Redskins rookie QB Robert Griffin III, RB Alfred Morris, and LB London Fletcher all whom took to Twitter from the Big Easy.

In case you’ve been living under a rock over the past few days, Robert Griffin III was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. The well-deserving quarterback undeniably had an incredible rookie campaign and received an outpouring of support from fans, teammates, and colleagues around the league following the announcement.

Here’s the quarterback’s response after receiving the award. Read more »

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Teammates Congratulate Griffin III

Posted by Stephen Czarda on February 5, 2013 – 12:57 am

Robert Griffin III

(AP Photo)

On Saturday, quarterback Robert Griffin III wrapped up his phenomenal rookie campaign winning the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award over fellow first-year studs Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson.

The award is just icing on the cake for the quarterback. He smashed his way into the record books the moment he put on his number 10 Redskins jersey.

In his professional debut in New Orleans, he tossed a pair of  touchdown passes in a 40-32 victory over the Saints. He capped off his season leading the team to its first NFC East title in 13 years.

He amassed 20 touchdowns, 3,200 yards, and a 102.4 quarterback rating  through the air along with 815 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground in 15 regular season games.

Griffin III was instrumental in revolutionizing Washington’s offense. He was the catalyst of a top five unit that led the league in rushing with 169.3 yards per game.

While Robert rightfully deserved the accolade for his accomplishments, football is the ultimate team sport. He is just one of 53 men who make up the Washington Redskins on game days.

Find out what some of his teammates had to say to him on Twitter here: Read more »

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