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RGIII, Washington Comeback Attempt Falls Short in Philly

Washington NFL Football

by Perry Green
AFRO Sports Editor

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    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III rolls over Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans for a two-point conversion during the second half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin reeled in a key interception to end the comeback hopes of Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III as Philadelphia held off Washington, 24-16, on Nov. 17 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Philly led 24-0 late in the second half but the Washington quickly scored 16 unanswered points to cut the score to a one-possession lead.

With less than a minute left on the clock, Washington moved down the field and into the red zone. But Griffin floated an ill-advised pass on 3rd-down and 1 that was easily intercepted by Boykin, ending Washington’s shot at the comeback. It was Griffin’s second turnover of the game; he lost a fumble after taking a huge hit from Eagles linebacker Connor Barwick in the first half.

Griffin, who threw for just 26 yards in the first half, finished 17-of-35 for 264 yards and both of Washington’s touchdowns, scored in the fourth quarter. His first touchdown of the game was a 62-yard pass to fullback Darrel Young; his second touchdown was a 41-yard pass to Aldrick Robinson.

Washington running back Alfred Morris ran for 93 yards on 22 carries. Philly was led by quarterback Nick Foles, who completed 17 of 26 passes for 298 yards and ran for 47 yards, including a four-yard touchdown run. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy ran for two touchdowns and 77 yards.

Washington fell to 3-7 while Philadelphia advanced to 6-5. Washington will face the San Francisco 49ers in a Monday Night Football matchup on Nov. 25 at 8:40 p.m.