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LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) – “For the first time, I feel like we played a full game,” Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said.
And he was right.
The Redskins had their most dominating win under Mike Shanahan as they beat the Philadelphia Eagles 31-6 to go to 4-6 on the year.
Hall had an interception on the Eagles third offensive play of the game and the Redskins were off and running after that.
Robert Griffin III went 14 of 15 with four touchdowns and 200 yards through the air while running for 84 yards on the ground.
“Except for that one incompletion, I thought he did OK [joking],” Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan said on Griffin III’s day. “He played hard. It wasn’t easy by any means. They’re a good football team. We kept on persevering and made some plays there in the second half and [that was] obviously the difference in the game.”
Griffin III found Santana Moss for a 61-yard touchdown, Aldrick Robinson for a 49-yard touchdown, Logan Paulsen for a 17-yard touchdown and Darrel Young for a 6-yard touchdown in the game. Alfred Morris ran for 76 yards on 20 carries.
“We didn’t play our best football offensively,” Moss said. “We needed this kind of game from our defense.”
The defense forced three turnovers (two interceptions, one fumble) and sacked Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles four times. They also held the Eagles two top receivers, Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson, to a combined two catches for five yards.
“That’s the kind of football we’ve wanted to play all year,” linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said.
One boost to the defense was having safety Brandon Meriweather who was on the field for the first time this season and he had an interception on only his second defensive drive of the year.
“It felt great to actually be out there with the guys that you went through the rain and the pain with,” Meriweather said.
Meriweather got banged up late in the game, but is hoping to go on Thursday.
“I didn’t hurt nothing,” he said. “I’m going to be back the next y’all see me.”
“I think everybody saw his impact,” Shanahan said on Meriweather. “We saw it throughout preseason. He gives us a lot of energy back there and you can see what type of football player he is. He proved it today.”
The Redskins now have a short week of two practices, starting tomorrow and ending Tuesday, as they get ready for their big showdown in Dallas on Thanksgiving.
“It feels good,” Aldrick Robinson said on the win. “But we got to get past this and get ready for Dallas on Thursday.”
Listen here to what Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, London Fletcher, DeAngelo Hall, Brandon Meriweather, Ryan Kerrigan, Logan Paulsen, Alfred Morris, Lorenzo Alexander, Aldrick Robinson, Stephen Bowen & Kory Lichtensteiger had to say following the win.
Mike Shanahan Postgame Audio
Robert Griffin III Postgame Audio
Sanatana Moss Postgame Audio
London Fletcher Postgame Audio
DeAngelo Hall Postgame Audio
Brandon Meriweather Postgame Audio
Ryan Kerrigan Postgame Audio
Logan Paulsen Postgame Audio
Alfred Morris Postgame Audio
Lorenzo Alexander Postgame Audio
Aldrick Robinson Postgame Audio
Stephen Bowen Postgame Audio
Kory Lichtensteiger Postgame Audio