Andre Johnson's Epic Day Highlights the Early Slate of Thrilling NFL Action

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Nov 18, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

Washington 31, Philadelphia 6

Andy Reid is not long for the Eagles job. Robert Griffin III became only the second rookie to ever achieve a perfect quarterback rating in throwing four times as many touchdown passes as incompletions. He also tossed in 84 rushing yards for good measure. Yeah, RGIII is pretty good.


Tampa Bay 27, Carolina 21 (OT)

Josh Freeman hooked up with Vincent Jackson for a touchdown with 20 seconds to play in regulation, and then hit Jackson again for a two point conversion to send the game to overtime. On the first drive of the extra period, Dallas Clark’s 15 yard touchdown capped off an 80 yard drive and give Tampa Bay the miracle win. Carolina had led 21-10 with less than five minutes to go.


Nov 18, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Derek Cox (21) defends Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) in the first quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

Houston 43, Jacksonville 37 (OT)

Matt Schaub hit Andre Johnson for a 48 yard touchdown pass with 2:10 left in overtime to give the Texans the win. The Jaguars led 34-20 with less than six minutes remaining but two Garrett Graham touchdown receptions sent the game to overtime, where both teams traded early field goals before the decisive score. Schaub finished with five touchdown passes, while Johnson had 273 receiving yards to help Houston, 15.5 point favorites coming in, avoid the massive upset.


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