Redskins beat Giants, NFC East race gets tighter

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's numbers weren't out of this world, but just enough. On the passing end, he went 13/21, 163 yards with 1 TD.

His rushing stats, 72 yards on the night, catapulted him over Cam Newton for the NFL's rushing record by a rookie quarterback.

We guess you can also give him an unintentional assist on a TD when he fumbled the ball in the pefect direction for teammate Joshua Morgan to take it and to run it in for the TD. "We didn't run it in practice because we wanted to save it for the game," Griffin said smiling. "I knew he was going to be there for it. ... Joshua did a good job being in the spot where he was supposed to be."

The win ties the 'Skins with the Dallas Cowboys at 6-6, and also brings the Giants to 7-5. With a tight NC East race, the next few weeks will be of the utmost importance for all involved.

That importance going forward isn't lost on Griffin, who's staying focused despite the win. "We know that our backs are against the wall," he said. "And even though we won tonight, our backs are still against the wall."

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