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Robert Griffin III is your NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) warms up before an NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)


This Robert Griffin III kid is looking pretty good.

After an opening Sunday in which Griffin looked like a truly special player, he’s been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Griffin completed 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, in the Redskins’ 40-32 win over the Saints on Sunday. Griffin also ran for 42 yards, but what was really impressive was that Griffin already looks like a poised and accurate passer who just happens to have the ability to use his legs to pick up yardage if the situation calls for it.

There’s a risk, of course, of overreacting to Griffin’s first game as a pro. But NFL debuts don’t get much better than what Griffin did in Week One.