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Bitter Loss To Giants Made Team Stronger

Posted by Stephen Czarda on April 19, 2013 – 11:00 am

(AP photo)

(AP photo)

Quarterback Robert Griffin III took the NFL by storm last year when he was selected with the second overall pick in the draft. With a Heisman-winning quarterback taking over the offense, expectations immediately rose in the Nation’s Capital.

While the main goal each year is to win the Lombardi Trophy, there are other goals that must be met before achieving a Super Bowl victory.

Winning the NFC East is always one of them.

With the Cowboys, Eagles and Giants on the schedule for six different tilts every year, these rivalry games become that much more important, as all four teams usually still have a shot to clinch the division late into December. (Think Week 17 when the Redskins beat the Cowboys with the NFC East on the line).

In 2012 the Redskins had a record of 5-1 in the division and if it weren’t for a heartbreaking 27-23 loss to the Giants in Week 7, then we would be talking about the team’s first perfect record in the division in years.

Griffin III sat down with Larry Michael on the set of Redskins Nation to share the highs and lows of that day in the fourth installment of “10 Days with No. 10”.

Check back throughout the next several days as we continue to look back on the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year’s journey from draft night to NFC East champion.

Hail to the Redskins!

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