Robert Griffin III passed for just 164 yards and was benched in the fourth quarter as Washington’s NFL team was embarrassed in a 45-10 home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 8 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.
It was an all-around ugly game from start to finish for Washington as they trailed 17-0 by the end of the first quarter, then fell behind 31-7 by halftime.
Washington couldn’t stop the Chiefs as they scored at least two touchdowns on both offense and special teams. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith tossed two touchdowns, running back Jamal Charles ran for a score, and Dexter McCluster ran back a punt 74 yards for a touchdown. Quintin Demps also ran back a kickoff for a 95-yard touchdown.
Smith completed 14-of-20 passes for 137 yards, while Charles ran for 151 yards on 19 carries.
But while Kansas City’s offense thrived, Washington’s offense struggled. Griffin completed just 12-of-26 passes for 164 yards. Griffin tossed a 7-yard pass to tight end Logan Paulsen, Washington’s lone touchdown of the game.
But RGIII was also intercepted early in the game, contributing to Washington falling behind by so much in the first half.
Griffin was eventually benched in the fourth quarter as the lead put the game out of Washington’s reach. Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins didn’t produce much of a difference. He completed 7-of-16 passes for 59 yards.
Washington running back Alfred Morris also struggled, rushing for just 31 yards on 12 carries.
Next-up: Washington fell to a 3-10 overall record on the season after losing their fifth straight game. Washington will next travel to Atlanta, Ga. to take on the equaling stressed Falcons (3-10 record) on Dec. 15.