The Washington Redskins improved to 4-6 and remained in the playoff hunt with a 31-6 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Robert Griffin III set a new career-high with four touchdown passes in the victory.
Washington improves to 4-6 on the season, while Philadelphia falls to 3-7. The Eagles have now lost six straight games after starting the year 3-1. The win snaps a three-game losing streak for the Redskins.
The four touchdown passes is a new career-high for Washington's rookie quarterback. Griffin III finished the game with 200 yards passing, completing 14-of-15 attempts. He also led Washington in rushing with 84 yards on 12 carries.
Griffin III hit a different receiver for each touchdown. Darrel Young started the scoring in the first quarter with a 6-yard touchdown, Aldrick Robinson caught a 49-yarder in the second quarter, Santana Moss won a 61-yard jump ball to score in the third quarter, and Logan Paulsen dove in for a 17-yard touchdown to cap the scoring in the fourth quarter.
Kicker Alex Henry had the only points for Philadelphia, hitting field goals from 41 and 42 yards.
In his first start, rookie quarterback Nick Foles finished 21-of-46 passing for 204 yards and no interceptions while throwing the two picks. LeSean McCoy, who suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter, led the Eagles in both receiving and rushing, carrying 15 times for 45 yards and making six catches for 67 yards.
One weak point for the Redskins were the number of penalties, committing 13 for 80 yards.
Winners: Tossing four touchdowns, Robert Griffin III stole the show on Sunday, helping the Redskins improve to 4-6 on the season and stay in the playoff hunt. The touchdown mark was a career high in his 10 NFL starts.
Losers: On the other side of the field, it was a different story for rookie quarterback Nick Foles, who struggled in his first game as Philadelphia's starter. In the absence of Michael Vick, Foles threw two interceptions with DeAngelo Hall snagging this batted ball:
Reaction to RGIII and Washington's dominant performance:
Fourth quarter winding down. RGIII has thrown three more touchdowns than incompletions. Perfect QB rating: 13-14, 191, 4 TDs.— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) November 18, 2012
Redskins haven't won a game by more than 14 points under Shanahan— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) November 18, 2012
Best/worst stats of the game:
The best stat of the game comes from RGIII, whose impressive completion percentage of 93.3 is second best in the NFL this season behind only Alex Smith who completed 94.7 percent of his passes on Oct. 29.
The unfortunate stat of the day for the Eagles is that with the loss, Philadelphia has now lost four straight games by 13 points or more. Only in three other seasons have the Eagles suffered such a streak: 1936, 1971 and 1976.
Fantasy studs/duds: Griffin III obviously racked up the fantasy points for his owners with four scores, no turnovers and 284 total yards. With touchdowns going to four different receivers, anyone on the Washington receiving corps was a valuable fantasy asset. Santana Moss led the Redskins with 61 yards, all coming on his one touchdown catch. Anyone starting the Eagles defense will be hurting after they gave up four touchdowns and 361 total yards without forcing any turnovers. For more fantasy information and point leaders be sure to visit SB Nation's fantasy page.
Odds/Gambling: Washington came in as a 3.5-point favorite at home and easily covered that spread with the convincing, 25-point victory. For more NFL lines, you can head over to SB Nation's odds page.
Injury info: The biggest injury concern was the late blow to Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy who was hit helmet-to-helmet late in the game and had to be carted off the field. After the game, Andy Reid said that McCoy had suffered a concussion.
Next teams on the schedule: The Redskins will be in action on Thanksgiving, visiting the Dallas Cowboys at 4:15 p.m. ET. The Eagles will host the Carolina Panthers next week on Monday Night Football, kicking off at 8:30 p.m. ET.