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Monday Morning Water Cooler: Redskins Beat Up The Eagles, Win 31-6

11.19.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins

Andrew Walker

If you were waiting for that one game in which your Washington Redskins had an all-around, solid effort from its offense, defense and special teams, then your patience paid off yesterday.

The Redskins dominated the visiting Philadelphia Eagles, and won 31-6 in front of an energetic FedExField crowd.

One of the many high points of yesterday’s win was the play of the Redskins’ defense, which has certainly had its ups and downs this season. Against the Eagles, however, the Redskins allowed just 251 yards, including a season-low 177 yards passing to rookie quarterback Nick Foles, who was starting in place of the injured Michael Vick.

But the talk of yesterday’s game was, again, rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, who turned in another historic performance against the Eagles. He was nearly perfect on the day, completing 14-of-15 passes for 200 yards and four touchdowns.

The most exciting play of the day from Griffin III and the Redskins’ offense came in the third quarter. With Washington leading 17-6, it faced a 3rd and 10 from their own 39-yard line. Griffin III, lined up in the shotgun with a teammate at each side, dropped back and took a couple steps to his left before launching a deep pass to the other five-yard line, where wide receiver Santana Moss was located with a couple Eagles defenders on top of him.

Moss jumped up and snagged the pass before fighting for the final five yards and diving into the end zone for the 61-yard touchdown.

There’s lots to be excited about after a win like yesterday’s over the Eagles, but the Redskins don’t have too much time to celebrate. They go on the road Thursday for a Thanksgiving Day clash with the Dallas Cowboys, which should make for an intense setting for many of your family-filled homes that afternoon.

To read more on yesterday's game from Redskins.com, click here.

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