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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Film Review: RG III third down success

By John Keim

When Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was asked why Robert Griffin III threw so well on third downs Sunday, he’d point to a variety of factors, from coverage to accuracy to receivers winning routes.  And after watching each of his third-down throws, it’s easy to see why Shanahan did not just point to one factor.

Yes, Griffin threw well. He was accurate and gave his targets a chance to make plays after the catch most of the time. But the Redskins did a good job taking advantage of matchups, allowing Griffin to throw with more confidence. Overall he completed eight of nine passes on third down for 89 yards and six first downs.

Here’s a look at his third-down plays: