The "RG3" chant still echoed throughout FedEx Field several minutes after the Washington Redskins' 17-16 victory over the New York Giants late Monday night.
Robert Griffin III did have some phenomenal runs as he set the NFL record for rushing yards in a season by a rookie quarterback. He also had some timely completions, including when he found receiver Pierre Garcon for an 8-yard fourth-quarter touchdown and then again on a 17-yard reception for a first down before the 2-minute warning to all but seal Washington's first win in its last 10 "Monday Night Football" home games.
The target of the fan's affection, however, may not have even been the deciding factor as the Redskins (6-6) inched into postseason contention for the first time in the Mike Shanahan era.
"We made plays when it counted," said lineman Barry Cofield, part of a Redskins defense that held the Giants to three second-half points and five first downs. "They got some yards on us and we bent. We didn't break. We got u...