Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE
Nick Foles made a bad mistake, and RGIII made the perfect play.
It's a tale of two quarterbacks early in Sunday's game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. Nick Foles is struggling in his first NFL start, and Robert Griffin III is doing more of what we've seen all season from the rookie quarterback.
Philadelphia's passing offense stuggled early, with Foles completing just two passes -- unfortunately one was to the other team.
Foles was flushed from the pocket, but this is a situation where a quarterback has to throw it away and live to fight another down. Throwing into double coverage on the run was a recipe for disaster, especially with a ball-hawking defensive back like DeAngelo Hall lurking to be "Johnny on the spot."
RGIII made sure the Eagles paid for the errant pass. Needing just nine yards for the score, he found receiver Darrel Young for a six-yard touchdown, giving the Redskins an early need.