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Redskins mania- RGIII's Grandma on the big win

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Redskins fans have an extra reason to celebrate, just in time for the New Year. A 28-18 win gave the team its first NFC East Title since 1999.

In fact, Richmond had one of the biggest viewerships in the country for that game, second only to Washington D.C. 

"I haven't seen this many people excited about the Redskins in a really long time!" said longtime Redskins fan, David Goldberg.

Around Richmond, there were Redskins flags on cars, even a team logo ball cap on the postman. Thousands of fans turned to social media, tweeting and posting and liking.

Of all of them, Miss Juley Allen may just be the biggest fan - her grandson is Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

"He did a beautiful job, beautiful job," boasted Allen.

She says she watches the game from her humble home in Richmond, following RGIII's every step.  

"Every time he runs, I get out the bed, I'm running too!" laughed Allen. "When he made that touchdown, my legs went down too!"

First thing Monday morning, she called to congratulate her grandson.

"I told him I love him!" said Allen. "I thank God what you made and I said 'you know I was running,' and he said 'I know you was running, Grandma!' He said, 'did you fall down?' And I said 'no, you just fell down but I got back up!'"

Allen says RGIII has a lot of running left to do: "I told y'all he was going to bring the Redskins to the Super Bowl!"

And his fame is rubbing off on his grandmother. In fact, Miss Juley, now affectionately called RG3G, had to step aside from an interview with NBC12, for a quick picture with a fan caught up in all the Redskins mania.

"That guy who took my picture, he said he love me," said Allen.

Miss Juley says she's actually had people drive from Baltimore, from Texas, from across the country just to meet her.

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