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Redskins Win in Griffin's Debut

ADDS ROOKIE TO SPECIFY TRAINING CAMP- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III throws during the first day of the team's rookie NFL football training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

ADDS ROOKIE TO SPECIFY TRAINING CAMP- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III throws during the first day of the team's rookie NFL football training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Robert Griffin III began his NFL career by completing 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and the Washington Redskins handed the Saints a 40-32 loss in their first game since the bounty scandal that overshadowed New Orleans' offseason.

Griffin completed his first eight passes, including an 88-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon, tying for the second-longest scoring pass by a quarterback making his NFL debut.

Rookie running back Alfred Morris rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Aldrick Robinson, making his NFL debut, had a touchdown catch among four receptions for 52 yards.

Drew Brees struggled with accuracy, completing only 46 percent of his throws with two interceptions. But his 339 yards passing and three TDs kept the Saints in the game until his last desperate pass was picked off by Reed Doughty near the Redskins' goal line.


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