Robert Griffin III barely let the ball hit the ground Sunday.
Fifteen attempts, 14 completions. Touchdown passes of 6, 49, 61 and 17 yards - one in each quarter. Uncountable chants of ''RG3.''
The Washington Redskins finally found the formula for beating a rookie quarterback: force turnovers and have your own rookie play better. The defense got three takeaways and four sacks, and Griffin threw for 200 yards and ran for 84 in a 31-6 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Nick Foles' first drive as an NFL starting quarterback ended with a pass tipped to DeAngelo Hall for an interception. On Foles' second drive, he threw into double coverage - right to safety Brandon Meriweather.
The win snapped the Redskins' three-game skid as well as a remarkable eight-game losing streak against rookie quarterbacks that began in 2006. Coach Mike Shanahan said his players had to treat every game like the playoffs after losing a self-proclaimed ''must-win'' against the Carolina Panthers two weeks ago be...