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Redskins vs. Giants 2012: Washington can 'take pride' despite loss

Mike Shanahan's group suffered a tough loss against the New York Giants.

Al Bello

The Washington Redskins lost in brutal fashion on Sunday afternoon against the New York Giants 27-23 at MetLife Stadium.

Robert Griffin III put the Redskins in perfect position to win the contest with a late touchdown throw to Santana Moss on a perfect 30-yard strike. However, the defense couldn't hold up against the defending champs, letting Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz on a game-winning 77-yard touchdown toss.

With the defeat, Washington falls to 3-4 and has found the basement in the NFC East. The Redskins had multiple opportunities to win the game but ultimately cost themselves a chance with four turnovers in the second half.

The team also suffered a setback with the loss of tight end Fred Davis, who tore his Achilles tendon and is likely out for the season.

Even in the loss, the Redskins can feel good with regards to certain things. Hogs Haven points out that the offense looked very capable when it wasn't giving the ball back to Big Blue:

But at least we can take pride in how Robert Griffin III was able to bring the offense back, even after all the turnovers, and put us in a winning position with a 1:30 left on the clock. Trent Williams had a HUGE block on the scramble when Griffin eventually found Logan Paulsen. Then Griffin had a huge run after feeling pressure early. And talk about clutch throws. That touchdown pass to Moss was a thing of beauty. He read the pressure and coverage in an instant before he threw it out there for Moss to run perfectly in stride under it.

Next week, Washington takes on the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road.