Gridiron Gridlock: Is injured Robert Griffin III definitely out of contention to start for the Pigskins on Sunday, or not? Wide receiver Pierre Garçon says he is, but the Post reports otherwise. -4

Passenger Falls Off: Construction could close popular 7th Street NW bar The Passenger. -3

Layoffs Ahead?: Fishbowl D.C. reports that extra security guards are working at The Washington Times, a traditional sign that layoffs are coming. -2

Misquote: A controversial quote on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial will be entirely removed, rather than corrected. +1

Monday’s Needle rating: 26 Today’s score: -8 Tuesday’s Needle rating: 18