Robert Griffin III and the Redskins are in last place in the NFC East. (Jonathan Newton/Getty Images)
The Redskins were held scoreless through the first three quarters in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, and Robert Griffin III said Philadelphia's defense was playing so well, he thought it almost knew what was coming.
“They did a good job of scheming us up,” Griffin told The Washington Post. “They kind of knew what was coming before it was coming and that was disheartening. But like I told the guys, regardless of what’s going on out there, we’re the players and we have to make the plays work, and we just weren’t doing that in the first half.”
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Griffin only threw seven first-half passes, completing four for 26 yards, and was sacked twice. The Redskins ran the ball 28 times for 160 yards in the first half.
“Obviously, we ran the ball well, but in the passing game a lot of times, they were tit for tat," Griffin said. "They were there, where they needed to be and a lot of times they were taking the routes that needed to be run and that’s disheartening, but we have to come up with something for that.”
Griffin threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns but was only 17-for-35 passing, his second game of the season completing less than 50 percent of his passes.