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Live discussion: NFL Slam with Mark and Sam

December 10, 2012|By Houston Mitchell

This week's Monday edition of our NFL Google+ hangout -- "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam," starring Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" radio fame -- will start at 11:30 a.m. today and cover a host of topics.

One topic could include the Washington Redskins victory over Baltimore that was set up by backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, who came into the game when starter Robert Griffin III was injured.

As Farmer wrote Sunday,

"With Griffin sidelined by a stomach-turning right knee injury, Cousins came off the bench to erase an eight-point deficit in the final minute, setting up a 31-28 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens that was clinched by Kai Forbath's 34-yard field goal.

"On a Sunday when all four teams in the up-for-grabs NFC East won — with Philadelphia being the only non-factor — the surging Redskins picked up their fourth victory in a row.

"But how long can they keep rolling with their rookie superstar hobbled? The status of Griffin is uncertain after his knee whipsawed violently as he was being tackled at the end of a 13-yard scramble.

"Griffin sat out one snap, returned for four passes but was limping badly, came out, and wanted to return a second time.

"I still felt like I could go out and help the team win," he said.

"Griffin had an MRI exam that the Redskins said showed a sprained right knee and that ruled out a season-ending torn ligament. The team said an update would be provided by Coach Mike Shanahan on Monday."

"NFL Slam with Mark and Sam" is usually held every Monday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. You can watch it on this blog post. If you have questions for Mark and Sam, email them to and we will try to get them answered live during the chat.


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