LANDOVER, Md. - Robert Griffin III threw for one touchdown and had a fumble turn into another score Monday night as the Washington Redskins earned a 17-16 win over the New York Giants at FedEx Field.
Washington pulled within one game of the NFC East lead. The Redskins improved to 6-6 with their third straight victory, tied with the Dallas Cowboys and on the heels of the Giants, who have lost three of four to fall to 7-5.
Griffin completed 13 of 21 passes for 163 yards and ran five times for 72 yards, breaking Cam Newton's NFL record for yards rushing by a rookie quarterback.
Alfred Morris rushed for 124 yards on 22 carries for the Redskins.
Griffin lost the ball on one of his runs, but it flew into the arms of teammate Joshua Morgan, who ran it in for a 13-yard touchdown and a 7-3 lead in the first quarter.
Eli Manning threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett to give the Giants a 10-7 edge, but the Redskins answered with a Kai Forbath field goal to tie it.
Griffin passed for the winning touchdown on an 8-yard connection with Pierre Garcon with 11 minutes, 31 seconds left in the game. Garcon had eight receptions for 106 yards.