(PHILADELPHIA) — The Philadelphia Eagles (6-5) took sole possession of first place in the NFC East after holding off the Redskins (3-7) 24-16 on Sunday.
The Redskins rallied from 24-0 down before Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin picked off Robert Griffin III at the Philadelphia 18 in the end zone to end the run.
“I was trying to throw the ball in the back of the end zone,” Griffin said. “It didn’t get to where I wanted it to go. Obviously I was on my heels. Something I can definitely learn from.”
As for taking over first place in the division, head coach Chip Kelly still knows there is a lot of football to play.
“I don’t look at it globally,” Kelly said. “We have five games in December and we put ourselves in position where those games are meaningful. We’ll see where we’re at Dec. 29.”
Nick Foles finished 17 of 26 for 298 yards in the victory.
“Not one person on this team was defeated,” Foles said. “Everybody in our locker room believed we can win and if you feel that way, it’s something special. We have to keep the momentum going.”
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