Dec 2, 2013 at 1.30am UK at ​FedEx Field
New York Giants
Washington Redskins
Morris (7:54)
Brown (8:46), Myers (0:35)
Paulsen (11:45)
Brown (14:26)

Stakes moved incorrectly in Washington Redskins defeat

Officials say that the stakes were set incorrectly during a controversial incident as the Washington Redskins lost to the New York Giants on Sunday.

The referee in charge as Washington Redskins lost 24-17 to New York Giants has said that the stakes were moved incorrectly on a play that saw the former slip up following a miscommunication.

Being seven down with only a few minutes to play, Robert Griffin III found Pierre Garcon, who was brought down, with the Redskins looking to be just short of a first down.

Skins coach Mike Shanahan was then thought to have believed that the referee had agreed on a first down, with the chains being moved and the sideline stake set to indicate a first down.

Griffin made his play, which was dropped by Fred Davis, but then the chains were reset to indicate a fourth down.

After the game ref Jeff Triplette confirmed that the officials had indicated a third down for the decision, but that the stakes had been set incorrectly.

Following the defeat, the Redskins were officially eliminated from NFL playoff contention with a record of 3-8.

Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins runs the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at FedExField on January 6, 2013
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