Brian Orakpo could care less about adding two more posterizing sacks to his collection of quarterback takedowns.
The linebacker admitted after the Redskins-Giants game in the wee hours Monday morning that he could care less if he has zero sacks–or 20. Because if it means no wins in the history books then in his mind they’re nothing of importance.
But for the Redskins weekly stat ranking update it means something.
Proving that he’s still the same guy who has two Pro Bowl appearances under his belt, Orakpo is now second in the division with 8.5 sacks.
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He’s still got it, detractors.
Six days after perhaps his most disappointing game as a professional, quarterback Robert Griffin III used the primetime stage to prove that a division foe with knowledge of his prowess still can’t stop him.
Running for a season-high 88 yards on the ground, the second year quarterback found Logan Paulsen for his 15th touchdown this year and completed a 2013 best 75 percent of his passes.
–Yards: 3,039 (12th)
–Completion Percentage: 60.9 (22nd among starting quarterbacks)
–Touchdowns: 15 (Tied for 16th)
–Quarterback Rating: 83.3 (25th among quarterbacks with at least 100 pass attempts)
Not every day is going to be your best day. Alfred Morris had one of those Sunday. Charging through the Giants’ veteran laden defensive line on the opening drive for a touchdown, it appeared as if he was going to bust out in front of Chris Collinsworth and Al Michaels once again.
Instead, he carried the ball only 11 times for a career-low 26 yards.
The sophomore needs just 12 more feet to record back-to-back 1,000 yard campaigns.
–Yards: 996 (4th)
–Average: 4.8 (2nd among running backs with at least 100 rushing attempts)
–Touchdowns: 6 (Tied for 10th)
Pierre Garcon plays with a passion some can only dream of. His vehement frustration of a disappointing record resulted in two uncharacteristic plays.
Still, he set a career-high in yards on Sunday and led the team in receptions once again.
–Yards: 980 (11th)
–Receptions: 84 (2nd)
–Touchdowns: 3 (Tied for 60th)
Perry Riley Jr. didn’t allow the Giants to do much in the middle of the field Sunday and when they did, he gobbled it up like a piece of leftover turkey from Thanksgiving dinner. Now six tackles ahead of London Fletcher for the team lead, the middle linebacker is within striking distance of his second straight 100 tackle season.
–Tackles: 91 (Tied for 25th)
As mentioned, ‘Rak is playing to ‘Rak standards. Even with being chipped Orakpo has recorded a sack in four straight contests.
Sacks: 8.5 (Tied for 15th)
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