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Robert Griffin III Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week For Second Time
Robert Griffin III was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, marking the first time a rookie quarterback has won the award twice in one season since the NFL began awarding the honor in 1984.
Griffin went 14-for-15 for 200 yards and four touchdowns in the Washington Redskins’ 31-6 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday and also ran 12 times for 84 yards. His 93.3 completion percentage was the highest by a quarterback with four touchdown passes in a game since Steve Young on Oct. 16, 1994.
The quarterback, who also won the award following the Redskins’ season-opening victory at New Orleans on Sept. 9, became the first Washington player to win the award twice in a season since Santana Moss did so in 2005. Brad Johnson was the last Redskins quarterback to win the award twice in the same season when he did so in 1999.