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