The Redskins were trailing 33-7 late in the third quarter before three consecutive touchdowns — the last coming with 1:14 to play — made the score more respectable.
Wearing a brace on his right knee, Griffin completed 30 of 49 passes for 329 yards, but 169 yards came in the fourth after the Eagles had taken control. He was also intercepted twice — the first multi-interception game of his career. He ran only five times for 24 yards.
Washington didn't run a play in Philadelphia territory until the second half. At one point, the Eagles were outgaining the Redskins 146-3. Even Kai Forbath, who made 17 of 18 field goals in his rookie year, was wide right in the third quarter. Shanahan's team also committed 10 penalties for 75 yards.
"Had a serious case of the can't-get-rights," Griffin said. "Penalties, hurting ourselves. I don't throw picks, Alfred doesn't fumble, and Kai doesn't miss field goals. All three of those happened tonight. So we'll get better, no doubt."
There was a moment in the second quarter when the weary Redskins defense had more cramps (two) than their offense had first downs (one).
The first-half stats resembled something from an Oregon opener against a creampuff, not a game between NFC East rivals. Total yards: 322-75. First downs: 21-3. Time of possession: 20:20-9:40. Philadelphia's 53 plays were the second-most in a first half by any NFL team since 1991.
"That was the first time I've used oxygen since college. It wears on you, but I think it wears on the defense a lot more," Kelce said. "I think we'll see a few more guys coming up with cramps, regardless of whether those are real or not."
NOTES: Kerrigan left in the fourth quarter with concussion symptoms. ... McCoy finished one yard shy of his career high in yards rushing. ... Redskins S Brandon Meriweather missed the game with a groin injury.
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