RG3 Has Woken Up A Sleeping Giant

Robert Griffin III Has Woken Up A Sleeping Giant Monday night, the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 17-16, improving their record to 6-6. It was the Redskins third straight win, pulling them to within a game of the 7-5 Giants, for first place in the NFC East. Rookie sensation Robert Griffin III had a decent game, throwing for 163 yards and a touchdown, which would prove to be the game-winner.

RG3 also ran for 72 yards in the victory.

Griffin III, the much hyped, second overall pick in the 2012 draft, has electrified the NFL with a series of incredible runs, combined with an uncanny ability to throw the deep ball. Perhaps most impressively, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner has almost singlehandedly brought excitement back to the once proud Redskins franchise. While the storied organization continued to sell out its home games, both the team and it's historically loyal fan base were missing the unbelievable energy they once collectively possessed.

The Redskins have won five total championships (two NFL titles and three Super Bowls), yet have not won a Super Bowl since the 1991 season and have only made the playoffs three times in the last 20 years. Remarkably, the organization's last division title took place all the way back in 1999.

Over the last several years, Washington has been known for a bevy of big free agent splashes, the hiring of many well known coaches and a constant struggle to somehow land a franchise quarterback. Finally, it looks like controversial owner Daniel Snyder has successfully reeled in his long sought-after signal caller.

Griffin III has the Skins in the playoff hunt for the first time in five years and even if they do not make it this season, the future is suddenly extremely bright for the squad that calls our nation's capital home.