NFL Wrap: 'Skins top Giants; one game back
The Eagles had a busy day off the field Monday.
The team dismissed defensive line coach Jim Washburn and Andy Reid admitted that firing Juan Castillo instead of the unpopular Washburn was a mistake (see story)
Also, the Eagles announced that rookie Nick Foles will start the remaining four games of the season, regardless of Michael Vick's health (see story)
Meanwhile, the Giants and Redskins clashed in an important NFC East game. Here's how it unfolded:
'Skins pull within one game of Giants
LANDOVER, Md. -- 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.
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 (see full recap)
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