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NFL: Washington 40, New Orleans 32

Sept. 9, 2012 at 6:51 PM   |   Comments

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Robert Griffin III threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns in his NFL debut Sunday, fueling the Washington Redskins' 40-32 win over New Orleans.

Griffin -- taken second overall in April's NFL draft -- went 19-of-26, including an 88-yard scoring pass to Pierre Garcon in the first quarter.

The rookie quarterback also added 42 yards on 10 carries for Washington (1-0).

Garcon made four grabs in all for 109 yards before leaving with a right foot injury.

Drew Brees completed 24-of-52 passes for 339 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions for the Saints (0-1), who were playing their first regular-season since the team was hit by allegations of setting bounties to injure opponents.

Lance Moore had six catches for 120 yards for New Orleans.

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