(NEW ORLEANS) — Robert Griffin III became the first player in NFL history to throw for over 300 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions in his NFL debut as the Washington Redskins upset the New Orleans Saints 40-32 on Sunday afternoon at the Superdome.
The Saints (0-1) played in their first game since the bounty scandal overcame them this past offseason.
Griffin completed his first eight passes to start the game, including an 88-yard-touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon which tied for the second-longest scoring pass by a quarterback in his first NFL game. Garcon finished with four receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Another rookie starred for the Redskins (1-0) as running back Alfred Morris ran for 96 yards and two scores.
Drew Brees passed for 339 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He didn’t look like himself, completing only 46 percent of his passes.
The Saints were in it until the end as Brees was intercepted by Reed Doughty near the Redskins’ goal-line.
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