Robert Griffin III connects with Garcon as Washington beats Buffalo.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. –After all of the recent speculation that Robert Griffin III was struggling in training camp, the Heisman Trophy winner and second overall selection in the 2012 draft came out and made quick work of the revamped Buffalo Bills defense.
In three series, RG3 went 4-for-6 for 70 yards and a 20-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon.
“Coach [Mike Shanahan] did a good job calling plays, got me in rhythm and helped get the offense in rhythm on that third drive. That’s what it’s all about, “Griffin III said after the game. “You don’t always have to go out and try to put together the best scheme to the one play to the one route that’s going to be wide open.
“Sometimes you have got to go out and out-execute the team.”
Griffin’s fellow rookie, Kirk Cousins, stepped in afterwards and completed 9-of-22 throws for 74 yards and was intercepted once.
Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick picked up where his last season left off in a mediocre showing. He went 6-for-14 for 61 yards.
His backup Vince Young did not do much to make a case for taking Fitzpatrick’s job eventually. He went 5-for-12 for 50 yards.
The Bills scored on a pair of field goals by Rian Lindell.