The Washington Redskins have hit the road for two important games. The team will come into games against the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers with some much-needed momentum after their 38-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at FedEx Field.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III showed no ill effects from the concussion he suffered in the previous game against Atlanta, as he rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns including an amazing 76-yard score. Griffin set records for most rushing yards in a single game by a quarterback and most rushing touchdowns in a season with six.
The win for the Redskins broke an eight-game losing streak for the team, but head coach Mike Shanahan said they did not focus on breaking the streak.
"We hardly talked about that at all during the week," Shanahan said."We focused on the little things that we need to do to make our team better."
The Redskins (3-3) will play their first game within the NFC East division when they travel to Met Life Stadium to face the Giants (4-2).The Giants crushed the San Francisco 49ers 26-3 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in a rematch of the 2011 NFC Championship Game. Quarterback Eli Manning threw for 193 yards and a touchdown and running back Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 116 yards and a score.