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Robert Griffin III Needs Huge Game In Week 8
One thing is for certain for the Washington Redskins this year and that is that Robert Griffin III has become the heart of the team. He has consistently scored points either by passing the ball or running it in himself and has built a strong bond between him and his team mates. He is going to need to continue that trend this week in Pittsburg, as they will have to take on a strong Steelers team. While the Redskins should be able to cover the +5 point spread the NFL odds has given them, they will need to play the best game imaginable if they want to beat the Steelers in week 8.
Everything in Washington begins and ends with Robert Griffin III this season. He has been putting the ball where it needs to be on a consistent basis and has been able to find ways to convert tough down when his team needs him. Case in point, while the Skins did not win this week against the Giants, Griffin found a way to keep the game going late in fourth with a 4th down conversion followed quickly by a touchdown pass to put them up by three. The Giants came back and won, but Griffin still was able to keep the game alive. He will need to maintain that fidgeting spirit this week against a Steelers team that wants more wins. If Griffin can keep his cool and not get flustered by the onslaught of the Steelers defense, then his team has a chance of pulling out the win.
When it is all said and done this week in Pittsburg, the game will be decided by which quarterback played his best. Whether it is RG3 or Big Ben Roethlisberger, you can bet this game will be a shootout for the ages.