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    Luck, Griffin impress; Redskins top Colts 30-17 - Yahoo! Sports

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Robert Griffin III was the last player announced during pregame ceremonies. He emerged from the tunnel, through the large inflatable Washington Redskins football helmet and onto the field, raising both arms to pump up a crowd eager for his first head-to-head matchup with Andrew Luck.

    Like everything else about the rookie, Griffin was doing something new - but looking as if he'd done it before.

    ''I've never had my own introduction ever, high school or college, so that was extremely fun with the smoke and everything,'' Griffin said. ''It was like you're in a movie.''

    In many ways, Saturday's game was promoted like a movie opening, the curtain raiser for a budding quarterback rivalry between the Nos. 1 and 2 picks in the draft. The co-stars responded with a display of A-list poise and promise as Griffin's Redskins defeated Luck's Indianapolis Colts 30-17.

    Top pick Luck completed 14 of 23 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown to fellow rookie T.Y. Hilton. Heisman Trophy winner Griffin went 11 for 17 for 74 yards and a scoring throw to veteran Santana Moss.

    Both quarterbacks played one series into the third quarter in the teams' dress rehearsal for the regular season, with the Redskins ahead 14-7 when the subs took over.