Redskins Closing in on Giants With 17-16 Win


Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) carries the ball past New York Giants middle linebacker Chase Blackburn (93) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Robert Griffin III threw for one touchdown and had a fumble turn into another score, and the Washington Redskins pulled within one game of the NFC East lead with a 17-16 win over the New York Giants on Monday night.


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The Redskins improved to 6-6 with their third straight victory, tied with the Dallas Cowboys and on the heels of the Giants, who have lost three of four to fall to 7-5.

Griffin completed 13 of 21 passes for 163 yards and ran five times for 72 yards, breaking Cam Newton’s NFL record for yards rushing by a rookie quarterback.

Griffin lost the ball on one of his runs, but it flew into the arms of teammate Joshua Morgan, who ran it in for an early touchdown.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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