RGIII, the guy’s a winner, obviously. A Week 13 NFL quiz

The NFL’s Monday night game has had some clunkers this year, but the week 13 edition promised a juicy marquee showdown – Eli and the Giants vs. RGIII and the Redskins – that delivered.  Eli Manning had the better passing stats, but Robert Griffin III, the Redskins’ resourceful rookie, was the quarterback whose team came away with the 17-16 victory. Credit his 8-yard, fourth quarter TD pass for that. His 72 yards rushing also were a help in giving Washington (6-6) its third straight win over a division rival, following W’s over Philadelphia and Dallas. To test your knowledge of Week 13 NFL developments, take this 12-question quiz.

1. Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher kept his league-leading streak of playing in 236 games alive Monday. What other nonkicker is running neck-and-neck with him?

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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is tackled by Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher (top) during the first half of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland December 3, 2012.

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots

Ronde Barber of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers

Donald Driver of the Green Bay Packers

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