Redskins Vs. Saints: Washington Up 30-17 After Three Quarters In New Orleans

The Washington Redskins lost wide receiver Pierre Garcon to a right foot injury after he scored a touchdown in the first quarter. But with rookie Robert Griffin III at the helm, the Redskins offense is clicking and has Washington up 26-14 going into the fourth quarter.

Griffin is blistering the Saints' defense to the tune of 15-for-21 passing for 258 yards and two scores.

Rookie running back Alfred Morris scored from a yard out to end the Redskins' first drive of the second half. The drive was helped by a pass interference penalty on 4th and 1. Washington also added a 37-yard field goal by Billy Cundiff with 7:15 left in the third quarter.

Griffin has done a good job of leading lengthy drives and taking time off the clock while producing results.

Only special teams mistakes are hurting the Redskins in their upset bid. A blocked punt returned for a touchdown in the second quarter and a fumbled punt return in the third quarter were the big gaffes, but the Saints were unable to capitalize on the third-quarter turnover.

For more coverage of the Washington Redskins, visit Hogs Haven and SB Nation DC. For more on the Saints, check out Canal Street Chronicles. And, as always, visit SB Nation's NFL hub for any and all pro football news, commentary, and analysis.

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