2012 Washington Redskins: Week 12

Redskins hang on for 38-31 win

Robert Griffin III throws four touchdown passes for the second week in a row as Washington beats Dallas on Thanksgiving for the first time.

(Jonathan Newton / THE WASHINGTON POST)

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Week 12 blog posts

Chris Cooley, still without a catch, not surprised' by his role

Chris Cooley, still without a catch, not surprised' by his role

Tight end vows to be ready if the Redskins need to rely on him down the stretch.

Jammal Brown again misses practice as Tuesday's deadline approaches

Jammal Brown again misses practice as Tuesday's deadline approaches

Injured right tackle Jammal Brown appears to be headed for the Injured Reserve list after missing yet another practice with ongoing hip injuries.

Trent Williams, London Fletcher sit out practice with injuries

Trent Williams, London Fletcher sit out practice with injuries

Both have extra rest as they prepare for Monday night game against Giants

New York Times columnist compares RGIII to Obama

New York Times columnist compares RGIII to Obama

Few RGIII comparison surprise me, but this one is just silly.

Redskins back in playoff hunt

Dec. 3 game against first place Giants is effectively the beginning of the post-season for Washington

The world's biggest Redskins fandog

The world's biggest Redskins fandog

A dog that won't eat Cowboys treats is a special gift.

D.C. sports personalities at Wizards games

D.C. sports personalities at Wizards games

A winless Wizards team still draws support from local athletes.

Mike Shanahan studying Brandon Banks

Mike Shanahan studying Brandon Banks

Team wants more out of speedy returner

How much better do you feel about the Redskins' playoff chances?

How much better do you feel about the Redskins' playoff chances?

The Redskins' win, coupled with this weekend's results, make the playoffs -- even as a wild card -- a more realistic possibility.

Robert Griffin III draws praise from LeBron James

Robert Griffin III draws praise from LeBron James

The NBA star is a Cowboys fan, but that didn't stop him from heaping praise on the Redskins' rookie quarterback.

Redskins rookie LB Keenan Robinson could be lost for the season

Redskins rookie LB Keenan Robinson could be lost for the season

Robinson was undergoing tests for a torn pectoral muscle on Friday.

Five observations from Redskins-Cowboys

Five observations from Redskins-Cowboys

There were numerous positives to take away from Washington's win on Thursday night.

Two NFC East wins change complexion of Washington Redskins' season

Two NFC East wins change complexion of Washington Redskins' season

If the Giants lose Sunday night, the Redskins would be playing for a share of first place Dec. 3.

Coach Mike Shanahan says takeaways were key

Coach Mike Shanahan says takeaways were key

Crucial takeaways save Redskins from a poor defensive showing against the Cowboys' passing attack.

Robert Griffin III continues to rewrite record books

Robert Griffin III continues to rewrite record books

Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III continued his assault on the record books with another stellar performance Thursday.

DeAngelo Hall makes clutch plays on defense, special teams

DeAngelo Hall makes clutch plays on defense, special teams

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall continued his improved post-bye-week play, giving the Redskins two big plays one on defense and one on special teamsin their 38-31 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Kai Forbath comes through again for Redskins

Kai Forbath comes through again for Redskins

Kicker's late field goal seals win over Cowboys and leaves him 10 for 10 since being signed by Redskins.

London Fletcher extends streak but fails to finish against Cowboys

London Fletcher extends streak but fails to finish against Cowboys

Linebacker has interception before aggravating sprained left ankle and exiting the Redskins' win at Dallas.

Bryce Harper, Nats on RGIII

Bryce Harper, Nats on RGIII

Several of the Nats' key young players comment on the remarkable Thanksgiving performance by the Redskins quarterback.

Redskins-Cowboys best and worst

Redskins-Cowboys best and worst

Best and worst moments from Washington's 38-31 win over the Cowboys in Dallas.