Washington Redskins hand struggling Philadelphia Eagles a sixth straight loss

Last Updated: 18/11/12 9:55pm

  • Share:
Robert Griffin III: threw a touchdown pass in each quarter of his team's victory over the Eagles

Robert Griffin III: threw a touchdown pass in each quarter of his team's victory over the Eagles

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Robert Griffin III ripped the struggling Philadelphia Eagles apart, helping the Washington Redskins thrash their NFC East rivals 31-6 at FedEx Field.

The rookie quarterback completed 14 of his 15 pass attempts for 200 yards, throwing for a touchdown in each quarter, as well as running for 84 yards.

The Redskins' defense also came up big to snap a three-game losing streak, intercepting Philadelphia's rookie quarterback Nick Foles twice and recording four sacks.

Foles, starting in place of the injured Michael Vick, was picked off on his first drive, cornerback DeAngelo Hall grabbing the chance to claim a tipped ball.

Brandon Meriweather then marked his Redskins debut with an interception on Philadelphia's next possession, though the injury-plagued safety failed to finish the contest due to a right knee problem.

Griffin, in contrast to his fellow first-year pro, was almost perfect. He hit Darrel Young with a six-yarder to break the deadlock inside the opening five minutes, then launched a 49-yarder into the arms of the waiting Aldrick Robinson to make it 14-3.

Kai Forbath added a field goal for Washington before half time and Griffin knew it would be his day when he threw a pass into double coverage to Santana Moss, the receiver somehow hauling it in under pressure to score.

The icing on the cake for the Redskins came on a 17-yard TD pass to tight end Logan Paulsen, who dragged a couple of tacklers with him to the goal line.

The defeat means the Eagles, who managed only two Alex Henery field goals, have now lost six straight. Their day ended on a sour note, too, when running back LeSean McCoy was carted off the field in the final two minutes.

  • Share:

Related

NFL week 11

Colin Kaepernick: Threw two touchdowns on his first start

Kaepernick inspires 49ers

Colin Kaepernick enjoyed a debut to remember as he guided the San Francisco 49ers to a 32-7 rout of the Chicago Bears.

Ed Reed: Suspended for a game after Pittsburgh hit

Reed banned for Baltimore

Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed has been suspended for a game without pay for a third hit on a defenceless receiver.

Tom Brady will miss top target Rob Gronkowski

Brady bemoans Gronk blow

Tom Brady admits it will be a huge loss to be without Rob Gronkowski, who suffered a broken arm on Sunday.

Most Popular

Features

NOW TV picks

NOW TV picks

Watch Arsenal v Man United, the F1 finale, NFL and more, without a contract with NOW TV.

Moments of the week

Moments of the week

Check out the ten best plays from Week 11 of the NFL including Rob Gronkowski's brilliant TD.

Inside the Huddle

Inside the Huddle

Listen to Neil Reynolds and Jeff Reinebold's latest NFL podcast as they look ahead to Week 12 of the season