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Redskins Vs. Buccaneers: Washington escapes Tampa Bay with 24-22 win over Bucs

Washington Redskins kicker Billy Cundiff made his first field goal of the day with seconds remaining to propel the Washington Redskins to a 24-22 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

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RGIII wins NFL Rookie of the Month award

Redskins' quarterback named NFL Rookie of the Month.

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Meriweather will be out for at least a week

Pregame collision will keep Washington's Brandon Meriweather out for at least a week after re-injuring his MCL and PCL.

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Brandon Meriweather injury is 'minor setback'

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was involved in a pregame collision with teammate Aldrick Robinson and now a report is saying Meriweather suffered a "minor setback" to the knee injury that has kept him out since the preseason.

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5 takeaways from a dramatic Redskins win

A back-and-forth game that comes down to the final seconds. Just another Sunday for the 2012 Washington Redskins.

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Robert Griffin III won without working headset

Robert Griffin III's headset stopped working late against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, meaning he had to call some of his own plays as the Washington Redskins moved the ball for a game-winning score on their final drive.

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Billy Cundiff kicks last second FG for Skins win

The Washington Redskins defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 24-22, on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

The Redskins jumped out to a 21-3 lead through most of the first two quarters before the Buccaneers added a 57-yard field goal late in the first half. The Buccaneers shut down the Redskins' offense in the second half and completed the comeback with a 47-yard field to take the lead with 1:42 to play. Robert Griffin III was efficient in the first half leading the Redskins to the lead but was held without a touchdown pass. His counterpart, Josh Freeman, had one interception in the first half before leading the Buccaneers on four unanswered scoring drives. Griffin would have the last laugh as he scrambled for 15 yards deep into Tampa Bay territory to set up Billy Cundiff's game-winning field goal. Cundiff had missed his first three field goals of the contest.

Fantasy studs/duds: Alfred Morris had a big game for the Redskins with 113 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Lagarrett Blount also had a rushing touchdown for the Buccaneers but only had six carries for 17 yards. A pair of Buccaneers receivers had 100-yard receiving days for the first time since 1992 and both could be up for fantasy honors.Vincent Jackson had six grabs for 100 yards and a touchdown while Mike Williams hauled in four passes for 115 yards.

Odds/Gambling: The Buccaneers were slight favorites (-2) in this game. The Buccaneers did not cover the spread as they fell short of victory.

Injury info: There were no significant injuries for either team in the game. However, before the game Washington receiver Aldrick Robinson and safety Brandon Merriweather collided in the end zone during warmups and were inactive for the game.

Next team on the schedule: Redskins vs. Atlanta Falcons / Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.


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Washington lead cut to 21-13 by Buccaneers

The Washington Redskins lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 21-13, after the third quarter at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday.

After scoring 21 in the first half, Washington was kept off the scoreboard in the third quarter. The quarter was seemingly headed for zeroes for both teams until Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman sparked a drive with a long pass. After Freeman hit Mike Williams with a 65-yard bomb to the Redskins' 20-yard line, the Buccaneers would score four plays later on a touchdown pass from Freeman to Vincent Jackson from 7 yards out.

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III avoided his first interception of the game late in the quarter when Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib could not hang on to an errant pass. On the next play, the Redskins ended the quarter with a bang -- they used a double pass. Griffin caught the first pass from Brandon Banks and found Niles Paul down the field for a 30-yard gain to the Tampa Bay 37-yard line. Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano challenged the play thinking he saw an illegal forward pass, but he lost the challenge.

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Morris gets his money's worth on TD celebration

The Washington Redskins lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday 21- 6 at halftime, thanks to the strong play of quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris.

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RGIII Leads Washington To 21-6 Halftime Lead

The Washington Redskins lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 21-6, at halftime at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday.

Robert Griffin III got off to a hot start, and is now 12-of-15 for 145 yards passing through the first two quarters of play. Griffin also scored a rushing touchdown and set up another score when he fumbled during a first-quarter run. Pierre Garcon recovered Griffin's fumble for a touchdown. Alfred Morris also scored for the Redskins on a 39-yard touchdown dash right up the middle of the field.

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The Buccaneers could only manage two field goals in the first half by Connor Barth, both of which were at least 50 yards in length. Buccaneer quarterback Josh Freeman was 13-of-22 in the first half, but only had 88 passing yards and also threw an interception.

The first half came to a close on a 57-yard field goal attempt by Billy Cundiff that came up short.

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Redskins Lead Buccaneers, 7-3, After First Quarter

The Washington Redskins lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7-3, after the first quarter of play at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday.

The Buccaneers got on the scoreboard first with a 50-yard field goal from Connor Barth with 4:48 to play in the first quarter. The Redskins responded with a touchdown with just nine seconds remaining in the quarter. Washington rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III rushed on a draw play on 3rd and 5 at the Buccaneers 9-yard line for the eventual score. Griffin fumbled the ball into the endzone when he collided by Tampa Bay defender Mark Barron at the 1-yard line, and wide receiver Pierre Garcon fell on the loose ball to give Washington the lead. The fumble recovery capped a seven-play, 75-yard scoring drive for Washington.

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The Redskins only had two possessions in the quarter due to a three-and-out on their first drive of the game and two sustained drives from the Buccaneers.

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Aldrick Robinson, Brandon Meriweather injured

Washington Redskins Aldrick Robinson and Brandon Meriweather were both injured in a strange accident during pregame warmups for the team's afternoon matchup with the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay. The players have subsequently been ruled inactive for today's game. Check out the video below from CSNwashington.com:

A bonus GIF, via the fine folks at @SBNationGIF -- actual visual evidence of the collision.

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The depressing irony in this entire exchange is Meriweather was looking to play in his first game of the season after working his way back from ligament strains in his left knee. As you can see in the clip above, Meriweather instantly crumbles to the ground after the collision, clutching his left knee.

As the Comcast report notes, Robinson was actually tended to on the field longer than Meriweather, as doctor's were checking the wide receiver's head and neck.

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Redskins Vs. Buccaneers inactives

For the first time since Week 1, Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is back and in the starting lineup today against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Garcon had four receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 1 victory over the Saints, and looks to make an immediate fantasy impact today.

Other Washington inactives include wide receiver Aldrick Robinson and safety Brandon Meriweather. The two collided during pregame warmups, which led to both being deactivated for today's game in Tampa.

According to the Washington Post, Meriweather's left knee hit Robinson in the head while he was bending over to pick up a football. Both players initially collapsed on the field, then returned to the locker room.

Washington's other inactives include cornerback Cedric Griffin, guard Adam Gettis, linebacker Markus White, and quarterback Rex Grossman.

Running back Ryan Grant, who was added to the Redskins' roster this week, will also not play.

On the other sideline, the Buccaneers activated cornerback E.J. Biggers for the first time this season to try and stop the Redskins' passing attack.

Tampa Bay's other inactives are cornerbacks Myron Lewis and Anthony Gaitor, running back Michael Smith, safety Keith Tandy, linebacker Najee Goode, tackle Jeremy Trueblood and wide receiver Chris Owusu.

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.

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Redskins Vs. Buccaneers injury report

The Redskins could be without several key players on Sunday when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Trent Williams doesn't practice, Garcon limited

The Washington Redskins LT Trent Williams missed Wednesday's practice due to a bone bruise he suffered on his right knee during last Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Redskins did see wide receiver Pierre Garcon as a limited participant in practice Wednesday. Garcon injured his foot in the Redskins' Week 1 victory over the New Orleans Saints and did not play in either of their last two games. His status for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is unknown.

Also missing practice on Wednesday for the Redskins was cornerback Cedric Griffin, who injured his hamstring during the Bengals game. Safety Brandon Meriweather was able to practice on a limited basis; he has been unavailable for all three regular season games thus far with a knee injury. Running back Evan Royster was also a limited participant on Wednesday with a knee injury.

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