But this time they did. That might have been the biggest watershed of all, especially since their victims were the Giants, some of the best closers around. “We talk finish, finish, finish, finish, finish,” Coughlin said. “I thought we could do that. I thought we could punt it down there [with just under four minutes remaining]. I had two timeouts.”
But the Redskins had Griffin (101.9 passer rating, 72 yards rushing), Morris (124 yards rushing to set the franchise’s rookie record with 1,106) and Garcon (106 receiving). And in the biggest game at FedEx since Joe Gibbs left in 2007, they outplayed the defending champs down the stretch to post a huge win.
And just think: We could have four more weeks of this drama. Unless, of course, we have five. Or six. Or (fill in the blank).
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