"The dome was rocking and it should be in a couple of weeks when we get back," Amendola said. "It was a good game, it came down to the wire, came down to the last kick."
"It had nothing to do with the spike," Fisher said. "His groin was real tight and we just didn't want to subject him to it. I didn't think he'd be 100 percent."
Jackson said he thought he'd be able to re-enter the game but said the groin tightened on him.
Amendola was out virtually all of last season after dislocating his left elbow making a cut in the opener.
"Obviously it's nice to have him back out there on the field," Bradford said. "He's a tremendous player. We knew going into this game that we were going to try to get him the ball."
Griffin ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third for Washington (1-1).
The Redskins got a final shot after DeAngelo Hall recovered running back Daryl Richardson's fumble at the Washington 37 with 2:40 to go. Josh Morgan was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for throwing the ball Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan after a 7-yard catch on 3rd-and-8 to the Rams 29, leaving the Redskins with 4th-and-16.
Shanahan called for a 62-yard field goal attempt, and Billy Cundiff was wide right and well short with 1:13 to go.
"It might have been the first down, it was close enough, it was inches," Shanahan said. "You can't lose your poise. You lose your poise, obviously good things don't happen."
Shanahan thought Cundiff had a shot, reasoning "he kicks the ball out of the end zone" on kickoffs form the 35. Griffin was disappointed, but he understood.
"I thought we were going for it," Griffin said. "But in a dome, 62 (yards) is far, but it's not that far. I was on a knee and I hoped that it would go through."
Jackson spiked the ball after getting ruled short of the goal line on a third-down carry from the 1. It came a play after the Rams successfully challenged a lost fumble call on Jackson.
After that, the franchise's career leading rusher left, and spent most of the rest of the game by himself on the sideline with his helmet in hand.
Amendola had a rough start, fumbling after a 13-yard catch on the Rams' first snap, with Josh Wilson returning it 30 yards for his fifth career defensive touchdown. He recovered nicely, matching the first-half NFL record set by the Colts' Reggie Wayne in 2007, while tying his career best game total in the process and setting a personal game-best with 133 yards receiving.
Orakpo and Saffold were hurt on the same play. Orakpo stripped Bradford and Saffold recovered the fumble and carried it 7 yards, but crumpled to the turf on the tackle.
NOTES: The game was chippy throughout with several skirmishes, especially in the first half with Redskins LB London Fletcher called for a personal foul on a sideline hit on Amendola and the Rams' Eugene Sims whistled for hitting Griffin, who appeared to be turning up the field and not running out of bounds. ... Amendola tied the franchise single-game record shared by Isaac Bruce and Flipper Anderson. ... Bradford passed for 300 or more yards for the fourth time in his career and threw for three TDs for the second time. ... Rams rookie punter Johnny Hekker averaged 54.3 yards on three attempts.
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