Giants vs. Redskins recap: Fans react to third straight Redskins win
- Robert Griffin III and the Redskins eked out their third straight win over an NFC East opponent. Photo: Associated Press
The Washington Redskins held on to beat the New York Giants 17-16 Monday night, putting the team within one game of the Giants for the lead in the NFC East.
Tuesday morning, fans across the region are still celebrating the team’s first Monday night home victory since 1997.
"The outcome was a win. That's what you want," said Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. "Stats really don't mean anything. Early in the game we didn't have the ball very much but we won the game.
"We made the plays when it counted. We held on to the ball when we needed to at the end to seal the victory and I couldn't be more prouder of the guys."
The Redskins improved to 6-6 with their third straight victory. They’re tied with the Dallas Cowboys and on the heels of the Giants, who fall to 7-5.
Fans, young and old, donned the burgundy and gold Tuesday to show their support for the hometown team after the win against its division rival.
"It's amazing, it's amazing," Redskins fan Michael Collins said.
Hours after the 17-16 victory over the Giants, Alfred Morris, one of the top players from Monday night's game showed up at a Reston grocery store to sign autographs. Hundreds of Redskins fans were waiting in line.
Megan Everston was one of the first to meet the running back.
"We stayed up in Maryland last night and came straight here from the game. It's exhilarating to go from one to the other," Everston said.
Dustin Fox brought his daughter to meet one of his favorite players. Fox added he can't remember a time when there's been so much Dec. buzz about the boys in burgundy.
"It's a blessing. I grew up in this area going to RFK and to have players of this caliber . We've never had this, and now we do," Fox beamed.
But Morris said this is just one milestone for the team.
"We get to enjoy the win today, but we got a game on Sunday," Morris continued. "We've got to put this behind us because the ultimate goal is playoffs."
Washington will be at home again next Sunday, when they take on the Baltimore Ravens at FedEx Field at 1 p.m.
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