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Robert Griffin III trudged off the field alone late Sunday afternoon. All but one of his Washington Redskins teammates had disappeared into the locker room after the New York Giants ripped out their collective heart in the cruelest fashion.
The Washington Redskins were 1:32 away from seizing control of the NFC East with a come-from-behind road victory against the New York Giants. But 13 seconds later, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz scored a 77-yard touchdown to put New York up for good. Santana Moss' fumble, as Robert Griffin III tried to lead another comeback drive, sealed the deal in the Redskins' 27-23 loss to drop their record to 3-4.
Despite doing so many things worth getting excited about, the Redskins still managed to lose to the Giants. A loss like this serves as a reminder that RG3 needs more help if he and the Redskins are going to be all they can be. And how long will it take that help to arrive?
In a slightly different world, Santana Moss would face the bright TV lights and microphones thrust inches from his face and relive the happy instant when the game-winning touchdown found his hands.
The New York Giants had few answers for the Washington Redskins' rushing game Sunday. Sprinkle in some variety with Robert Griffin III and add a heavy dose of Alfred Morris, and the Redskins racked up 248 yards on the ground.
During the summer, when Robert Griffin III was all expectations and hype, before he electrified fans with his speed or helped the Washington Redskins finally put up crooked numbers on the scoreboard, New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora had a message for the new franchise quarterback.