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The Redskins have won three games in a row and suddenly look like contenders. But the players made one thing clear: They have not accomplished anything yet.
Robert Griffin III and London Fletcher were the last two players out of the Washington Redskins' locker room shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday.
MetLife Stadium could have been the scene for Robert Griffin III's greatest NFL triumph (so far). The Washington Redskins had the New York Giants beaten. That is, until Eli Manning found Victor Cruz for a 77-yard touchdown.
Washington Redskins players were scattered around the country last Sunday afternoon during their bye, temporarily away from the misery of their 3-6 season, when opportunity came knocking.
Last week's farcical debate over the meaning of Mike Shanahan "evaluating" the Washington Redskins' beleaguered roster obscured the real issue. The coach, well into the third season of his $35 million contract in Washington, vigorously argued over the meaning of his words and the intent behind them.
Ben Roethlisberger wouldn't even entertain the possibility of a Washington Redskins defense without London Fletcher, who has played 231 straight games.
In the Washington Redskins' locker room late Sunday afternoon, amid the dazed looks and downcast eyes, Barry Cofield said something interesting: "We get to finger-pointing this early in the season, it can be a disaster."