( 4UMF NEWS ) RGIII Rallies Redskins Passed Giants:
There was the fumble by Robert Griffin III that turned into a Washington Redskins touchdown. There was the fumble by teammate Alfred Morris that led to a melee of leg-pulling followed by a kick to the midsection and something dangerously close to a stomp.
The quartet of flawed teams that make up the NFC East sure do make things interesting.
The division title that seemingly belonged to the New York Giants is up for grabs after their 17-16 loss Monday night to the Redskins, who are back in the running thanks to a rookie quarterback and a three-game winning streak.
That about sums it up.
Now that the Giants (7-5) have lost three of four, the Redskins (6-6) and Cowboys (6-6) are squarely in the hunt despite mediocre records. Washington has dispatched each of its division rivals – Philadelphia, Dallas and now New York – one by one over the last three weeks to recover from a 3-6 start that prompted coach Mike Shanahan to talk about evaluating players for future seasons.
“We know that our backs are against the wall,” said Griffin, whose Redskins host Dallas in what they hope will be a meaningful season finale. “And even though we won tonight, our backs are still against the wall.”
It’ll be hard to count the Redskins out as long as Griffin is on the field. He completed 13 of 21 passes for 163 yards and a go-ahead, 8-yard touchdown to Pierre Garcon in the fourth quarter to finish with a 101.9 passer rating. He also ran for 72 yards to get to 714 for the season, breaking Cam Newton‘s NFL record for a rookie quarterback.