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Garçon: 'I Just Did What I Enjoy Doing'

From 0 to 60 in no time flat, Pierre Garçon jumpstarted the offense with an electrifying play on the Washington Redskins' first drive in the second half of Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.

On 2nd and 9 with the ball on the Redskins' own 30-yard line, Pierre Garçon stood one-on-one and all alone on the left side of the formation with Tennessee Titans' cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson in front of him.

"It was just a regular call," Garçon said. "We caught them in the right defense and Colt threw the ball, gave me the opportunity and I just (did) what I enjoy doing: running after the catch and making plays."

After running a simple hook route, Garçon plucked quarterback Colt McCoy's first pass of the game out of the air and turned to race down the Titans' sideline.

Leaving Wreh-Wilson in his dust, Garçon sped downfield in a foot race with safety Michael Griffin that the Redskins receiver would eventually win.

With his team down 10-6 early in the second half, the seven-year veteran flew down the sideline 70-yards for a touchdown to put Washington ahead 13-10 following Kai Forbath's extra point.

"I threw a little back shoulder hitch to him and he made the play to put us up," McCoy said. "So hats off to him. He's such a great player."

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said that sequence was "a great play by Pierre."

"I would love to get him some more touches," head coach Jay Gruden said. "Pierre really got us a jumpstart with the lead, which was a huge play for us."

Over the course of the second half, the Redskins moved the ball 167 yards on 27 plays en route to scoring 13 points to claim the last-second 19-17 victory.

Garçon's play kicked-off a second half for the receiver that saw him catch four of his five passes for 82 of his game-high 87 yards and, of course, one score. It was the first time since Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles that he had more than four receptions and 31 yards in game.

"He is a good receiver, tough guy after the catch," Gruden said. "We have to do a better job of game planning and getting him some balls where he can get more involved in the game because he is really good after the catch."

Coming off a 1,346 yard season with five touchdowns just a year ago, Garçon has just 396 yards and three touchdowns through seven games this season. Leading the team in receptions with 35, he's moved the chains for 18 first downs while averaging 11.3 yards per catch.

Following the game, Garçon was just happy to notch another victory in the win column, especially with such an important division rival in the Dallas Cowboys waiting right around the corner.

It's been a tough seven-game stretch," he said. "But we're definitely happy that we got this and hopefully this'll build momentum for Monday night against Dallas.

"We definitely needed this and we're happy. It came at the perfect time."




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