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Robert Griffin III will start for Washington against the Eagles in Week 16

The Eagles will face RG3 this week.

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The Washington Redskins have named a starting quarterback for their Week 16 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. According to head coach Jay Gruden, it will be third-year quarterback Robert Griffin III under center on Saturday.

Griffin had been recently benched for journeyman Colt McCoy, but was forced back into action after McCoy suffered a neck injury.

The once-promising Griffin has struggled this season. He's completed 69.3% of his passes for 1,138 yards (7.6 yards per attempt, three touchdowns, three interceptions, and a 89.8 rating. He's been limited to just 146 yards rushing on 27 attempts. He's fumbled seven times in the seven games he's played. Griffin has been sacked a total of 28 times in just 341 snaps played. That's a lot.

As put by Jimmy Kempski, Griffin has played the bulk of the snaps in five Redskins games. In those five games, the Redskins have scored more than 13 points once. They are 0-5 in those games.

It goes without saying that Eagles really need a win on Saturday in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. With Nick Foles ruled out, starting for Philadelphia will be Mark Sanchez.

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