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Redskins Postgame Locker Room: Shanahan Talks Giving Up Big Plays

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GAME PHOTOS: RGIII Punished In Home DebutRobert Griffin III is tackled by Manny Lawson of the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half at FedExField.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

GAME PHOTOS: RGIII Punished In Home Debut

Robert Griffin III is tackled by Manny Lawson of the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half at FedExField. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — The Redskins fell to the Cincinnati Bengals 38-31 in Robert Griffin III’s first regular season home game at FedEx Field and are now 1-2 on the season.

Griffin was sacked six times in the loss and it didn’t help that Trent Williams was hurt in the first quarter with a right knee injury.

“Even if they have to cart me off the field, I’m going to get off that cart and walk away,” Griffin said.

Williams isn’t sure how severe the injury is, but was certain he couldn’t play on it.

“I don’t know what it is as of now,” he said. “I haven’t looked at the replay. I just felt it give out on me.”

The Redskins defense continues to struggle, surrendering 478 total yards to the Bengals. Cincinnati posted 385 yards through the air and 93 on the ground, including a 73-yard pass on the first offensive play of the game when they lined up in wildcat formation and wide receiver Mohamed Sanu threw it to a wide open A.J. Green for the touchdown.  The Redskins also gave up touchdown passes of 59 and 48 yards today.

“It’s something we have to work on obviously,” Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan said. “We gave up a big one on a blitz… just missed a tackle right there. Sometimes you have to take some chances. Obviously, we wound up giving them a big play.”

The Redskins have now allowed thirty plus points in five straight games and seven of their last eight overall.

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