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Shanahan Won’t Name RGIII Or Cousins Starting QB For Falcons

by Chuck Carroll
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Robert Griffin III is sacked by Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs. (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — The sky appears to be falling in Washington. Robert Griffin III was pulled in favor of Kirk Cousins in a game that got so completely out of hand that Redskins fans began throwing snowballs at the visiting Kansas City Chiefs.

Washington was thumped 45-10 by Kansas City which entered Sunday riding a three-game losing streak. Andy Reid’s squad played to win while Griffin and the Redskins played like anything but defending division champions.

Mike Shanahan would not commit to naming Griffin the starter next week against the Atlanta Falcons.

“We’ll talk about all that later,” Shanahan said. “We’ll look at injuries, we’ll look at where we are and what direction we’re going.”

Griffin was also asked whether he had any doubt he would start next week.

“That’s not an issue,” he said.

The second-year quarterback also said he understood Shanahan’s decision to bench him late in the game because of risk of injury.

“As a competitor you don’t care what’s going on on the field, what the score is of the game,” said Griffin. “You want to finish the game with your guys. That was tough, but I understood. You still sit there and you have to everything you can to help Kirk out there.”

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