‘‘Yeah, because when this opportunity presented itself, I remember seeing the paper when I left town,’’ Pagano joked. ‘‘I was driving a Mayflower out of town, so I fully understand. They had me in the cab, if I remember right.’’
Seahawks (11-5) at Redskins (10-6)
Two streaking teams with sensational rookie quarterbacks, making it three such starters in action Sunday; Andrew Luck leads the Colts.
Washington took its final seven games to grab its division title. QB Robert Griffin III (102.4) had the best single-season rookie passer rating in NFL history; Seattle’s Russell Wilson was next at 100.0. Griffin also set a league mark for yards rushing by a rookie QB (815).
Wilson threw 26 TD passes, tying Peyton Manning’s NFL rookie record set in 1998.
‘‘He’s a playmaker. He’s a football player. He makes plays running around, like a video game, buying time for the receivers, taking off with the football himself,’’ Redskins veteran linebacker London Fletcher said.
He was talking about Wilson; could have been about Griffin, as well.
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