Redskins’ Robert Griffin III loses nine passing yards from Monday night’s loss, 49ers add two more sacks

Robert Griffin III now is credited with 118 passing yards Monday night against the 49ers (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Robert Griffin III now is credited with 118 passing yards Monday night against the 49ers (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The Washington Redskins’ passing-game numbers in their loss Monday night to the San Francisco 49ers became even worse after the NFL and its official statistician, the Elias Sports Bureau, made a few changes this week.

Quarterback Robert Griffin III originally was credited with 127 passing yards in the game. But a nine-yard completion from Griffin to wide receiver Josh Morgan late in the second quarter subsequently was changed to a nine-yard rush for Morgan on a lateral, leaving Griffin with 118 passing yards.

San Francisco defensive lineman Justin Smith also was credited for two sacks that originally had been ruled rushing attempts by Griffin, one in the second quarter and one in the third quarter. With the change, the 49ers had six sacks in the game.

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