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The Washington Redskins tightened the NFC East race and improved their chances of making the playoffs with their 17-16 win over the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants at FedEx Field Monday night.
"We know that our backs are against the wall," quarterback Robert Griffin III said. "And even though we won tonight, our backs are still against the wall."
The Redskins have now won three straight, all against NFC East teams, and evened their record at 6-6. They now sit in a second lace tie with the Dallas Cowboys, and one game behind 7-5 division leading Giants with four games remaining.
The Redskins also moved to within one game of the 7-5 Seattle Seahawks for the second of two NFC wild-card playoff spots.
Robert Griffin III set a single-season NFL rushing record for a rookie Monday night after running for 72 yards against the Giants. He also threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon to put the Redskins on top with 11 minutes and 31 seconds to play.
The Redskins had a little luck on their side as their other touchdown came on a first-half fumble recovery by wide receiver Josh Morgan, who recovered a Griffin fumble and ran into the end zone on a designed option play.
Linebacker London Fletcher extended his consecutive games streak to 236, every game in his 15-year NFL career.
The Redskins remaining Schedule:
12/09 Baltimore Ravens (Home)
12/16 Cleveland Browns (Away)
12/23 Philadelphia Eagles (Away)
12/30 Dallas Cowboys (Home)
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