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Thanksgiving Flashback: Just Touchdowns


The Redskins enjoyed a cornucopia of scoring today, hanging five touchdowns on the Cowboys, including four in the second quarter alone.

Robert Griffin III followed up his four-touchdown performance on Sunday with a second four-score day today, the first time in 80 years of Redskins history that the same quarterback passed for four touchdowns in consecutive weeks.

Griffin III managed to do it in just five days.

The Redskins started the scoring in dazzling fashion, as Aldrick Robinson zoomed past two defenders for a 68-yard touchdown.  The play was set up by a play-action fake to running back Alfred Morris:

Morris got an opportunity on the next drive, taking advantage of a defensive fumble recovery and the ensuing short field.

Picking up 15 yards on three carries, Morris got the nod on 1st-and-goal from the 1-yard line, set up by Cowboys pass interference in the end zone.  Taking the Griffin III handoff, Morris plunged ahead, untouched for the score:

Receiver Pierre Garcon got the job done two drives later, catching a deep crossing route on 2nd-and-12. 

Splitting the defenders, Garcon turned a first down catch into a foot race for the end zone, out-pacing three Cowboys defensive backs en route to a 59-yard touchdown catch and run:

In the waning moments of the second quarter, DeAngelo Hall picked off Tony Romo and returned the ball 27 yards to the Dallas 33-yard line.

The Redskins had 30 seconds before halftime, and ran three plays, getting the ball down to the 6-yard line. Lined up in the shotgun, Griffin III looked to his right and found Santana Moss with a step on his defender at the goal line.

The play was reviewed by officials, who confirmed that he had both feet down in-bounds for the touchdown:

The Redskins were held scoreless in the third quarter, but had the ball first in the final quarter of play.

Marching from their own 18-yard line, the Redskins offense had a 3rd-and-1 from the Dallas 29-yard line. Taking the snap under center, Griffin III dropped back and found tight end Niles Paul running a flag pattern uncovered near the goal line.

The ensuing completion and score was the difference between winning and losing, as Paul caught his first NFL touchdown:




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