LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - The NFC East race is wide open once again after the Washington Redskins defeated a division rival for the third straight game.Robert Griffin III accounted for 235 total yards and the Redskins' defense was solid in the second half of a 17-16 win over the New York Giants. The Giants led 16-10 until Griffin hit Pierre Garcon for an eight-yard touchdown with 11:31 remaining.
Griffin ran five times for 72 yards to break Cam Newton's NFL record for a rookie quarterback. He also was 13-of-21 for 163 yards as the Redskins improved to 6-6, tying them with Dallas and putting themselves within a game behind the Giants.
The Redskins scored even when Griffin made a mistake. He fumbled the ball deep in Giants territory, but Joshua Morgan grabbed the ball and ran 13 yards for Washington's first touchdown.
Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 103 yards on 24 carries, and Victor Cruz had five catches for 104 yards, but the Giants had to settle for too many field goals after reaching the red zone. New York was held to 117 yards in the second half after driving for 273 before intermission.