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Redskins' Moss scolds Griffin III

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Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss wants quarterback Robert Griffin III to accept his share of the blame for the team's struggles this season.

After a 24-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the Redskins fell to 3-7 -- and hopes of defending their NFC East title appear to be slipping away. Moss thinks Griffin should be accountable for his action.

"If we're going to win games, we need to win games with our guy saying, 'At the end of the day, I didn't make a play,' regardless of if it wasn't him," Moss said on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C. "And that's how I feel. Because that's what we're out there to do."

Griffin's final desperation pass was intercepted by Eagles defensive back Brandon Boykin. Afterward, Griffin seemed to take a jab at the coaching staff and his teammates.

"We had a certain concept with running and nobody got open so I was backing up, and in the situation where you get a sack there, it ends the game," Griffin said Sunday. "I was trying to throw the ball to the back of the end zone. It didn't get to where I wanted it to go."

That didn't go over well with Moss.

"As a leader, you understand that if you're involved in the situation, whether you're the receiver, the quarterback, the guys making the tackle, whoever -- regardless of the outcome, good or bad, you have to at some point, stand up and say me or I," Moss told the radio station.

"I don't need to be going back and forth in the media about who didn't do this and who didn't do what. At the end of the day, I was seen with the ball in my hand last, as a quarterback I'm saying, and if it didn't get done then I'm going to let you know it was me. Whether it was me or not. It was me. And I'm going to get better. And we're going to get better together."

Griffin completed 17 of 35 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns against the Eagles. He also rushed 10 times for 44 yards, but the Redskins were not able to escape a 24-0 hole.

In 10 games this season, Griffin is completing 59.7 percent of his passes for 2,714 yards with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. But he has had trouble regaining the form he displayed during a standout rookie season that ended with a severe knee injury and reconstructive surgery.

The Redskins, last in the NFC East standings, will take a two-game losing streak into a Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers.
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