The fast-improving Philadelphia Eagles defense held its seventh straight opponent to 21 or fewer points on Sunday in a 24-16 win over the Washington Redskins.
According to Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, at least part of the credit should go to Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis' game plan and preparation.
"They did a good job of scheming us up," RGIII said after the game, per The Washington Post. "They kind of knew what was coming before it was coming and that was disheartening. But like I told the guys, regardless of what's going on out there, we're the players and we have to make the plays work, and we just weren't doing that in the first half."
Whether accidental or subtle, the criticism no doubt will be taken as a slight to coach Mike Shanahan and, more directly, to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
"Obviously, we ran the ball well, but in the passing game a lot of times, they were tit for tat," Griffin said. "They were there, where they needed to be and a lot of times they were taking the routes that needed to be run and that's disheartening, but we have to come up with something for that."