By Mark Pierce
No way would any Redskin team of the last five years have won this game. After star running back Alfred Morris fumbles away an almost sure Redskins TD at the nine yard line? Forget it. Bring in the laundry for the old fold-eroo.
But these Robert Griffin led Redskins are a different bunch, with the rookie quarterback hitting resurgent receiver Pierre Garcon on an 8 yard TD grab with over eleven minutes to play. Jim Haslett’s defense kept the Giants formidable offense from scoring for the remainder of the game while the offense cranked out key first downs. Skins win a crucial matchup by toughing it out. When was the last time something like that happened?
Now the division title that once seemingly belonged to the New York Giants is back in the competetive column after their 17-16 loss Monday night. The Redskins are firmly in the playoff mix thanks to another amazing rookie quarterback performance and a three-game winning streak.
“We had an opportunity here today,” New York coach Tom Coughlin said. “But now there’s one team with seven and two teams with six wins. There’s four games to go.”
You won’t hear a bunch of over confident bleating about how great they are from this bunch of Redskins.
“We know that our backs are against the wall,” said Griffin,” and even though we won tonight, our backs are still against the wall.” That’s my boy.