Redskins Extend Winning Streak to Six as Defense Does Enough to Down Eagles

Matthew Brown@mlb923Correspondent IDecember 23, 2012

The Redskins defense came up big all game long, but no bigger than the game-deciding goal line stand that sealed the deal. On a third and goal with eight seconds remaining, Stephen Bowen pressured Nick Foles, forcing an intentional grounding penalty and a 10-second run off to end the game.

Griffin threw two touchdowns and an interception in his return to action, and Morris rumbled to 91 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries.

It was a day for defense, however, as the Redskins forced two turnovers, and held the Eagles backfield to 90 yards on 22 carries.

Though the Redskins didn't clinch the division this week, they  moved their winning streak to six games and have themselves one victory away from their first division title in 13 years.

Final Score: Redskins 27, Eagles 20