Redskins Vs. Bills: Washington Wins First Preseason Game, 7-6

A first-quarter touchdown pass by Robert Griffin III to Pierre Garcon was all the Washington Redskins needed to defeat the Buffalo Bills, 7-6 in preseason NFL action at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. Thursday evening.

The game was a typical affair for the first game of preseason, as the offenses struggled and both teams committed a combined 23 penalties for 190 yards.

Griffin III, the rookie QB from Baylor, played three series, the last of which ended in the 20-yard scoring screen play by Garcon. His understudies fared somewhat less well, as Rex Grossman completed just 2 of 10 passes for 22 yards. Rookie third-stringer Kurt Cousins saw the most time, but completed just 9 of his 22 passes, the first of which was intercepted.

Alfred Morris was Washington's leading rusher, with 54 yards on 15 carries. Evan Royster and Roy Helu combined for just 38 yards in 11 carries.

On the receiving end, Garcon led all Redskins with 58 yards on three catches in addition to the touchdown. He was followed by Josh Morgan (4 catches, 49 yards), and Aldrick Robinson (2 catches, 28 yards).

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