Advanced Scouting Report: Redskins Could Be Without Two Defensive Starters

September 16, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker (94) is checked out by trainers after a play during the first half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

The Cincinnati Bengals have completed their one-game homestand and will embark on a two-game road trip, starting this weekend against the Washington Redskins, where Robert Griffin III's propensity of making things happen could pose a serious problem. Unless you've completely erased the memory of Tim Tebow and Aaron Rodgers easily running circles around Cincinnati's defense in the preseason. God bless you, man.

That being said the Redskins defense could be without two major defensive players this weekend, according to Mike Jones with the Washington Post. Defensive end Adam Carriker seriously injured his knee against the St. Louis Rams, expected have surgery at some point. An MRI was conducted Monday morning and not long after Jason La Canfora with CBS Sports tweets:

The injury to Orakpo, the prick on the Geico commercials, is the same shoulder/pectoral muscle that required offseason surgery. It doesn't sound good that he'll play this weekend.

"It just ripped on me, man," Orakpo said. "Same injury as before. It’s just frustrating, man."

Griffin will be the second rookie quarterback faced during Cincinnati's first three games, with Brandon Weeden posting a career-game with 322 yards passing, 70.3 percent completion rate, two touchdowns and a 114.9 passer rating. Granted it was only Weeden's second game so any performance could have literally be a career-game. But he put together that game against the Bengals defense. Now let's imagine how the No. 2 draft pick can do against Cincinnati's defense.

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