I am not a man who believes in moral victories when it comes to sports. The beautiful thing about sports is it's clear cut, you either win or you lose.
With that said, however, I can pull one huge positive out of Sunday's loss to the New York Giants, and that is that Robert Griffin III played his heart out yesterday and did everything (super)humanly possible to win that game.
Going into Sunday's game everyone wondered how RG3 would take the pressure of his very first NFC East game against the defending Super Bowl Champions in their own building.
Griffin responded by going 20 for 28 passing with 258 yards two touchdowns and one interceptions. He also ran the ball the way he needed to by racking up 89 yards on nine attempts.
In spite of mounting injuries and suspect secondary play by the Redskins defense, Griffin kept the Skins in it until the very end. In fact, until the defense gave up a late touchdown pass (Eli Manning's only TD pass of the day) it had appeared that Griffin had led the Skins on a game winning drive with a beautiful touch pass down the slot.
Again, I don't believe in moral victories but if I can take just one positive away from this game (well two because once again Alfred Morris rushed for over 100 yards) it is that Griffin has established himself as the up and coming quarterback in the NFL, and that this past Sunday could have been just a glimpse at the greatness to come from Griffin and the Redskins.Tags: Eli Manning, Football, New York Giants, NFL, Robert Griffin III, Washington, Washington Redskins