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The defense, which kept Philadelphia out of the end zone in Week 11 and held Dallas to one touchdown through three quarters on Thanksgiving, forced the Giants to kick three field goals Monday. Placekicker Kai Forbath improved to 11-for-11 on his field goals. RG3’s magic included a fumble-turned-touchdown for the second time this season.

“It was a pitch to [receiver Josh Morgan],” Griffin joked about the Redskins‘ first score. “I knew he was going to be there, so I’m going to stay with that story.”

Washington’s 2012 story had taken an unexpected turn prior to Monday game.

Victory just made it that much sweeter.