The NFL action kicked-off on Thursday night as the Washington Redskins defeated Buffalo 7-6 as rookie quarterback Robert Griffin made his dÃ©but.
Griffin was the second overall draft pick in April and the youngster did a terrific job in his limited action as he completed 4-6 passes for 70 yards and one touchdown. Washington newcomer Pierre Garcon was all impressive as the former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver made three receptions for 58 yards and a score.
Washington entered the game with several new faces on offense and while the team struggled after the departure of Griffin, it's a good start to the year and will give Redskins fans plenty to talk about for the next week.
The Bills were led by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick who completed 6-14 for 61 yards, but the team's only touchdown was called back after a penalty and Buffalo settled for just two field goals in the contest.
Both these teams are entering the upcoming NFL season with high expectations, especially Buffalo as they made some big moves on defense and are hoping that the offense can contribute like last season, but in the end this was just a game to look at younger players and give the veterans a taste of playing time as both teams begin preparation for the regular season.