The Philadelphia Eagles hosted the Washington Redskins in a division rival showdown Sunday afternoon, in which the Eagles were in desperate need of a home victory. The Eagles got just what they wanted, defeating RGlll and the Redskins, 24-16. Not only did they finally get a home win, but they also took first place in their division.
The Eagles offense got off to a hot, fast start, as Nick Foles ran one in for a 4-yard touchdown in the first quarter. In the second quarter, LeSean McCoy had a 1-yard touchdown, and later in the quarter, Alex Henery made a 24-yard field goal. At that point, the score was 17-0 Philadelphia. The Eagles offense didn’t stop there though, as Shady McCoy ran in another 1-yard touchdown in the third quarter, making the score 24-0. The Eagles defense held down Washington for a great majority of the game, and was very impressive. The fourth quarter though was when things didn’t look too pretty, as the Redskins managed to score two touchdowns in the quarter, as well as converting on the two, two point conversions. The score was then 24-16 Eagles. With just a few minutes left in the game, RGlll led the Redskin’s offense down the field to the Eagles 18-yard line. But at third and one, RGlll made a horrible decision and a horrible throw, as Brandon Boykin came up with interception to close the game out. Foles took a kneel in the final seconds, as the Eagles went on to defeat the Redskins, 24-16.
Foles was once again outstanding. He was 17/26, and threw for 298 yards, with a rating of 104.3. McCoy and DeSean Jackson also played huge roles in the game. Shady finished with 20 carries for 77 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jackson had 4 receptions for 82 yards.
Overall, great team win in front of the home crowd.
Luckily, next week will be the Eagles BYE week, and following their BYE, Philadelphia will take on the Arizona Cardinals at Lincoln Financial Field.