ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 16: Danny Amendola #16 of the St. Louis Rams scores a touchdown against the Washington Redskins at the Edward Jones Dome on September 16, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Rams Hold Off RGIII And The Redskins In Week 2

The Rams slowed down the RGIII show on Sunday and walked away with a victory.

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Brian Orakpo Injury: Redskins LB To Miss Time

Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo could miss a "significant stretch of time" after re-injuring a shoulder/pectoral muscle, the Washington Post's Mike Jones is reporting. Orakpo left the Redskins' 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams midway through the first quarter. The linebacker tried to return twice but left the game for good after just two second-half plays.

After the game, Orakpo admitted to reporters that the injury is the same one he suffered in Week 17 of last season, when he hurt a pectoral muscle after sacking Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Orakpo, who led the Redskins with nine sacks last season, left that game and then had to have offseason surgery. Fortunately, Orakpo had all of the offseason to recover but that will not be the case this time.

In his post-game press conference head coach Mike Shanahan said Orakpo will see Dr. James Andrews, who performed the initial surgery during the offseason.

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Steven Jackson Status Update: Rams RB Benched After Unsportsmanlike Conduct Penalty

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson was benched at the end of the first half on Sunday, and he hasn't played in the second half of the Rams' game against the Washington Redskins.

Jackson was benched after receiving an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. On a 3rd-and-1, he was stopped inches shy of the end zone. After being called short of the goal line, Jackson spiked the football in frustration and drew the penalty. The Rams were backed up 15 yards and forced to settle for a 33-yard field goal.

The St. Louis offense has been rolling along just fine without its star running back. The Rams trail, 28-23, at the end of the third quarter and have 419 yards of offense. Daryl Richardson is leading St. Louis in rushing with 70 yards on seven carries. Jackson had 58 yards on nine carries before his benching.

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Robert Griffin III Throws First Career Interception

Like a child's shattered dreams, it's hard to watch the moment in which anyone loses their innocence. Up until this point, Robert Griffin III's NFL life consisted of ease, memes and touchdowns. Thanks to Cortland Finnegan, he just learned that being a pro isn't as easy as it appeared early on in his career.

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Should RG3 have picked up on Finnegan lurking? Sure. Should have he tried an off-balance pass while lunging away from the defender? No way, no how. However, if you're a Skins fan looking for solace, you can at least see that the QB was a victim of over-confidence, not of being clueless.

The Redskins currently lead, 21-16, at halftime.

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Robert Griffin III's Arm Is Pretty Strong

It's just not fair, is it? Not only can Robert Griffin III juke defenders like a shifty running back, but he can also chuck the ball 60 yards in the air to a speedy receiver. I'm guessing Leonard Hankerson didn't think he'd have to run that fast to chase down this bomb.

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As is, Griffin's arm allowed the Redskins to take advantage of some really bad coverage by Janoris Jenkins on Hankerson, leading to the 68-yard touchdown. The Redskins now lead, 21-6.

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Rodger Saffold Injury: Rams OT Injures Left Knee, Will Not Return

St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold will not return in Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, after injuring his left knee during the Rams' second possession.

Saffold was previously announced as questionable to return by the Rams, but was since ruled out to come back into the game. This marks the second consecutive week that Saffold left a game due to injury, as he was carted off the field in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions with a neck injury. That injury didn't end up being as serious as it first appeared, and Saffold returned to the practice field mid-week before being activated prior to Sunday's game.

It will be interesting to see if Wayne Hunter, who has replaced Saffold in each of the first two games, can hold down the fort. Hunter was a full-time starter for the first time in his career a year ago, despite being in the league since 2003, and struggled with the Jets before being shipped to St. Louis in the offseason.

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Brian Orakpo Injury: Redskins LB Limps Off Field Vs. Rams

Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo left the field during Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams after suffering an injury to his arm and shoulder area. Orakpo walked to the sideline and threw off his helmet in frustration after sacking Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.

Orakpo was seen with his shoulder pads off, sitting on the sideline as he was being attended to by the team's training staff. The fourth-year player out of Texas has missed just one game in his NFL career up to this point. He has 28.5 sacks out of his pash-rushing linebacker position since coming to the Redskins.

The Redskins are currently on top of the Rams, 7-3, in the first quarter of play at the Edward Jones Dome.

UPDATE: Orakpo has returned to the game.

[Note by Ryan Van Bibber, 09/16/12 5:05 PM EDT ] And then he was out again. It's a shoulder injury, and his return is being called questionable.

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Rodger Saffold Injury: Rams Tackle Injures Knee, Return Is Questionable

St. Louis left tackle Rodger Saffold injured his knee in the first quarter of the Rams' Week 2 game against the Redskins. The big tackle limped off the field with the help of the St. Louis training staff and was having his leg examined on the training table on the Rams sideline. St. Louis announced his return as questionable.

Saffold was carted off the field last week against the Lions with what appeared to be a serious neck injury. It was diagnosed later in the week as a sprained neck, and he returned to practice on Wednesday. He was activated Sunday afternoon and got the start on the left side of the line, but his day could be over on the Rams' second possession.

Wayne Hunter, who the Rams acquired in a preseason trade with the Jets, replaced Saffold at left tackle. Hunter struggled with the Jets during August, and was sent to the Rams in exchange for former No. 2 pick Jason Smith.

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Washington Redskins Vs St. Louis Rams: Betting Odds, Preview and NFL Pick

The old Redskins seldom covered the spread as favorites. Are these new Redskins any different? And are these Rams any different from the crew that has failed to cover in 11 of their past 13 September home games?

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