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Posted: December 4, 2012 at 3:13 a.m.

EAGLES DL coach fired PHILADELPHIA — Defensive line coach and Jim Washburn was fired Monday, the latest shakeup for the sinking Philadelphia Eagles. Coach Andy Reid dismissed Washburn (Fayetteville, Arkansas Razorbacks) just hours after the team’s eighth consecutive loss, 38-33 at the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.

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Redskins pull closer in East

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (above) threw for one touchdown and had a fumble turn into another score, and the Washington Redskins pulled within one game of the NFC East lead with a 17-16 victory over the New York Giants on Monday night.The Redskins improved to 6-6 with their third consecutive 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 with 642 yards this season. Griffin lost the ball on one of his runs, but it flew into the arms of teammate Joshua Morgan, who ran it in for an early touchdown.

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