Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/12
LANDOVER, Md. - Washington had lost eight straight games to rookie quarterbacks over seven seasons before Sunday, and Philadelphia had jumped ahead of the Redskins by wide margins the past two years at FedEx Field. However, those Redskins teams didn't have Robert Griffin III. Washington's rookie quarterback led the Redskins to a surprisingly easy 31-6 victory over the visiting Eagles on Sunday. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Baylor threw a career-high four touchdown passes while completing all but one of his 15 attempts (to nine different targets) for 200 yards (a 158.3 passer rating) and added 84 yards on 12 carries. Griffin's first touchdown and Kai Forbath's field goal on the first half's final play followed takeaways by Washington's defense, which hadn't forced a turnover as the offense also struggled the previous two games. "Whenever your defense plays like that, it makes you feel like as an offense you don't have to press to try to score every time," Grif...
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