PHILADELPHIA, PA –
The Eagles came out firing on all cylinders after the half time break, scoring on five of six possessions on their way to overtaking the Redskins by a final score of 32-27.
The Eagles opened the 17th season of Lincoln Financial Field very rusty and fell into a double-digit deficit early to their division foe. Carson Wentz and the offense kicked it into high gear after being booed heading into the tunnel at halftime. The return of DeSean Jackson proved to be a wise move as the receiver collected over 150 yards for the first time since 2014, including two 50+ yard touchdown passes on 3rd and 10.
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The Eagles trailed 17-0 in the first half before getting on the board with Jackson’s first touchdown. Case Keenum and the Redskins picked apart the zone defense of the Eagles, but it was a tale of two halves. Philly went on a 25-0 blitz in the second half, while the defense allowed the team to get back in it giving up just 6 yards to Washington in the 3rd quarter. Washington added a touchdown with under 10 seconds left to cover the spread.
After just 8 carries in the first half, the offense built momentum behind a line starving to hit someone in the mouth, starting the snowball of points. Alshon Jeffery added two touchdowns while Wentz finished the game 28/39 for 313 yards and three touchdowns.
Washington added a touchdown with under 10 seconds left to cover the spread but it was ultimately not enough as the Eagles move to 1-0 on the season. Philly will now head to a Sunday Night Football matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, who fell to the Vikings earlier today by a score of 28-12.
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