Redskins-Eagles report card

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Impact player

Can't do much better as a rookie quarterback than Robert Griffin III did Sunday against the Eagles. He was 14-for-15 passing with four touchdowns and 200 yards. He ran for another 84 yards and didn't have a turnover.

Under the radar

You still have to run the ball, and the Redskins didn't get one-dimensional even with Griffin playing so well. Running back Alfred Morris didn't have a touchdown, but he ran the ball 20 times for 76 yards to keep drives moving.

Did you notice ...

The last two weeks the Redskins hadn't forced a single turnover? That finally changed to their benefit vs. Philadelphia when the defense finished with two interceptions, including one by Brandon Meriweather, and a fumble recovery. Washington last won a turnover battle Oct. 14 against Minnesota.

From the sidelines

That might be it for coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia. After a 3-1 start, his team has lost six games in a row and has been blown out two straight weeks by NFC East rivals.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was feeling pretty confident up 24-6 early in the fourth quarter. He eschewed a field goal on fourth-and-1 at the 18 with 14:03 to play only to see Morris stopped. Washington's defense responded with a key three-and-out on the next possession.

bmcnally@washingtonexaminer.com

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