ASHBURN, Va. (November 28, 2012) -- With all the focus on Robert Griffin III's running ability, it can be easy to overlook the fact that he's having the most accurate passing season by a Washington Redskins quarterback since Sammy Baugh.
Through his first 11 NFL games, Griffin has completed 67.5 percent of his passes, trailing only Alex Smith, Matt Ryan and Peyton Manning among regular starters. The only Redskins QB with a better percentage for an entire season is the legendary Baugh, who hit 70.3 percent in 1945.
Coaches say Griffin's ability to extend a play with his legs gives him more chances to find open receivers - whereas other quarterbacks might have to throw the ball away to avoid a sack.
The Redskins host the New York Giants on Monday night.