by Chuck Carroll

LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — Robert Griffin III didn’t expect to be 3-5 at the halfway point of the season. Nonetheless, that’s exactly where the Washington Redskins find themselves following Sunday’s heart-stopping overtime win against the San Diego Chargers.

When asked what the biggest surprise of the first half of his second year was he simply said “the way we started the season.”

“We wanted to be better than that,” Griffin said.

Now, with a short turnaround before a nationally televised Thursday night tilt against the Minnesota Vikings, Griffin is focused on the second half of the year and an encore of the magic created his rookie season.

“The next eight (games), obviously, we want to make that push for the playoffs,” said Griffin. “We gotta win our division and that’s the only thing that’s on our mind. Anything after that, comes with it, but for us it’s just about taking it one game at a time. When you’re on that field you take it one play at a time, positive yards every play and I think we did a better job of that today and that’s why we won.”

Washington could have very well been 2-6 had it not been for a late fourth quarter goal line stand by the defense. That would have been an even bigger surprise for Griffin.


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