Washington is edg­ing closer

QB Grif­fin III ac­counts for two scores as Red­skins pull even with Dal­las Cow­boys at 6-6.

Austin American-Statesman - - C SPORTS -

LAN­DOVER, MD.— Robert Grif­fin III threw for one touch­down and had a fum­ble turn into an­other score, and the Washington Red­skins pulled within one game of the NFC East lead with a 17-16 win over the New York Giants on Mon­day night.

Grif­fin’s 8-yard touch­down pass to Pierre Gar­con at 11:31 of the fourth quar­ter capped a 12-play, 86-yard drive and gave Washington its lead.

The Red­skins im­proved to 6- 6 with their third straight vic­tory, tied with the Dal­las Cow­boys and on the heels of the Giants, who have lost three of four to fall to 7-5.

Grif­fin com­pleted 13-of21 passes for 163 yards and ran five times for 72 yards, break­ing Cam New­ton’s NFL record for yards rush­ing by a rookie quar­ter­back.

Grif­fin lost the ball on one of his runs, but it flew into the arms of team­mate Joshua Mor­gan, who ran it in for an early touch­down.

Eli Man­ning’s 4-yard touch­down pass to Martel­lus Ben­nett and three field goals by Lawrence Tynes helped the Giants take a 16-10 lead into

Doug Mills / The New York Times

Robert Grif­fin III threw for 163 yards and rushed for 72 more in the Red­skins’ vic­tory over the Giants on Mon­day night at FedEx Field in Lan­dover, Md.

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