The Washington Times - December 23, 2012, 07:40PM

PHILADELPHIA — Here are some of Robert Griffin III’s comments after the Washington Redskins beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Stadium:

On how his right knee felt:
“It feels good. Winning always cures all ills, so it felt good during the game. It feels good now. It’s just good to be back out there with the guys.”


On pushing his knee:
“It’s whatever. I felt like during the game that’s why they call me the quarterback. It’s not abbreviated with a running quarterback before that or whatever else anyone wants to say. They call me quarterback because I lead the team. I’m supposed to go out there and throw the ball and hand the ball off to Alfred [Morris] and that’s what I was able to do.”

On how playing with a knee brace felt:
“Anytime you wear a brace … it’s going to restrict your motion, so from that my mobility was down a little bit just because of the brace, but at the same time I was able to do everything a quarterback is supposed to do. So it didn’t necessarily slow me down by any means and I was able to protect myself out there at any time.”

On the Redskins’ playoff position:
“We’re playing the best ball that we have all year at the right time. We’re rolling and we all know that. It’s been a change in our mindset since after the bye week. And I think everybody is just dialed in now. We know that we can win any kind of game and we have to whether it’s a high-scoring game or a low-scoring game or a gut-wrencher at the end. So it feels good to be in this position and we’ve controlled our own destiny since we were 3-6 and we continue to control our destiny until next week.”

On his fifth interception of the season:
“Me and Josh [Morgan] talked about it. At some point, if I have to throw the ball that hard, I’ll go down to my check-down. I didn’t want to get him, as I said, annihilated across the middle. He had a corner on his back and a safety in front of him and I was trying to protect him with the pass that I threw to him and give him a chance to make a play. Tipped balls get picked and at the end of the day, I have the ball in my hands so I’m responsible for it and I shouldn’t have thrown it.”

On backup lineman Maurice Hurt’s first start of the season:
“He stepped up big. He’s been working his butt off all season waiting for his chance and he got his chance to start and he played big for us. So it was good to see him and just everybody on this team, no matter who it is, everybody’s been stepping up when they have to to make plays and that’s why we’re winning.”

On the impact of the Redskins’ running game:
“It sets up everything for us, it sets up our play action pass and it’s no secret, teams know. They know they have to shut down our running game in order to try to shut down our offense. I think teams have been loading the box on us since the bye week , since we’ve been on a roll, and we still find a way to get those tough yards and it’s a testament to the offensive line, getting all their blocks and getting guys on the ground. And it’s a testament to Alfred for just running so hard like he has all year.”

On facing the Dallas Cowboys next week:
“I’m kind of hungry. So I’m going to think about that for a second and then move forward. I’m hungry, I just played a game. So I’ll probably think about the Cowboys after we land, but I think that’s everybody’s mindset. We’re already on to the next one. You don’t have to celebrate wins at this point of the season. You just know what’s ahead of you and all that is for us right now is the Cowboys.”