Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins won the battle of the rookie quarterbacks against Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 31-6. This was clearly the Redskins most dominant victory of the season. Griffin had an outstanding game throwing for 4 tds on 14-15 passing with 200 yards. RG3 also set a record for the highest completion percentage in a game as a rookie with a 93% completion percentage.
RG3 Led the Skins in rushing with 85 yards on 11 carries. The Redskins defense stepped up and played a huge part in the victory as well. This is probably the best game the defense has played so far this year. They forced 3 turnovers in the game. DeAngelo Hall got it started with an interception and return to the six yard line. Safety Brandon Meriweather had an interception on the very next draft.
Following Hall’s interception RG3 threw his first touchdown of the day to fullback Darrel Young. Later on RG3 threw a bomb to a wide open Aldrick Robinson for a 49 yard touchdown. RG3 Also threw a beautiful 61 yard pass to Santana Moss, who made a great leaping catch, for Griffin’s third touchdown of the game. The final touchdown was on a bullet pass to tight end Logan Paulsen and the game was clearly over from that point on.
Griffin had a perfect QB passer rating of 158.3. He continues to impress and is really emerging as the leader of this team. With him it seems like anything is possible. The Redskins are now 4-6 and still have hopes for the playoffs.
The team played with passion and a sense of urgency that has been missing for most of the season so far. If they want to make the playoffs they must continue to show that passion and urgency. One thing the Redskins must shore up is their penalties. They had way too many penalties and that shows a lack of discipline and concentration. They must get better in this area.
Foles finished the game with 204 yards passing completing 21-46 attempts. He also had 2 interceptions. The Skins D mostly held running back LeSean McCoy in check, he had 15 carries for 45 yards.
This was a much needed victory for the Redskins and they must carry the momentum over into Thursday’s game against the hated Dallas Cowboys. The winner of that game will be in second place in the division, and that much closer to catching the division leading New York Giants.