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Redskins Fall To Eagles To Close Out Week 7 Action

Posted Oct 23, 2017

The Redskins jumped out to an early lead over the Eagles but couldn't keep the advantage to the final whistle, falling in Philadelphia by a final of 34-24.

The Redskins jumped out to an early lead over the Eagles but couldn't keep the advantage to the final whistle, falling in Philadelphia by a final of 34-24.


Fourth Quarter: Redskins 24, Eagles 34
The Eagles would push their lead back to two touchdowns early in the fourth quarter, as Carson Wentz would throw his fourth touchdown pass of the night to cap off a nine-play, 75-yard drive.

The Redskins appeared poised to end the drive early, but Wentz incredibly slipped a sack on third down to rush for a new set of downs before slicing through Washington’s secondary.

Washington would convert on a third down play following the touchdown, as Kirk Cousins would complete his first pass of the night to Terrelle Pryor Sr. Then after being sacked, Cousins would find Chris Thompson on a screen pass.

But on his next third down throw, Cousins threw a pass directly to Corey Graham for his interception of this game.

Philadelphia would take advantage of the turnover with a field goal conversion from 42 yards out.

The Redskins would get their third touchdown of the night with a little more than three minutes left in the game, as Cousins found Jordan Reed for a 12-yard score.

The nine-play drive milked a little more than three minutes off the clock.

Reed currently has eight receptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns.

The Redskins would try an onside kick, but the Eagles would recover the ball. Despite moving the ball into Washington territory, Philadelphia was unable to extend its lead as Jake Elliott missed a 45-yard attempt shortly after the two-minute warning.

The Redskins were unable to make anything out of their last drive, though.

Third Quarter: Redskins 17, Eagles 24
The Eagles got the ball to start the third quarter, but suffered a big loss on the first play of the frame as Jason Peters went down before being carted away. He has been ruled out for the remainder of the game.

On the field, though, Philadelphia would extends its lead with a third consecutive touchdown pass on as many drives, as Carson Wentz found Corey Clement on a third down throw.

The Redskins’ offense continued to struggle moving the ball after jumping out to a 10-3 lead, as Washington’s first drive stalled out after just six plays.  

But just before the end of the quarter, the Redskins would cut the deficit to seven.

On the scoring drive, Kirk Cousins kept the offense going with a third down keeper while also hitting Josh Doctson on a big throw. Then Cousins would connect with Jordan Reed for a 20-yard gain on a 3rd-and-11 pass.

Cousins would go back to Reed on a five-yard touchdown pass. It is the first touchdown reception on the season for the Pro Bowl tight end.

Second Quarter: Redskins 10, Eagles 17
Aided by another facemask call – this time on Junior Galette – the Eagles would get on the scoreboard for the first time on the night off a 50-yard field goal make by Jake Elliott.

On second down just before the field goal, Zach Brown and Mason Foster took down Carson Wentz for the Redskins’ second sack on the evening.

The Redskins would get a touchdown, though, in response.

Kirk Cousins would start the drive with an 11-yard scamper before completing a 17-yard pass to Josh Doctson. Then, Cousins would complete another 31-yard pass to Vernon Davis to get the Redskins deep into Eagles territory.

Benefitting from a hands to the face penalty on Philadelphia, Washington would score its first touchdown of the evening as Cousins completed a seven-yard pass to a wide-open Chris Thompson.

Nick Rose would hit the extra point, the first of his career.

After exchanges short drives, the Eagles would get some momentum with a no-huddle offense before Wentz launched a 64-yard touchdown to Mack Hollins to tie the game at 10.

The Redskins were unable to respond with points of their own with a quick three-play possession.

The Eagles would put more points on the board just before halftime, as Wentz completed a four-yard touchdown to Zach Ertz with 22 seconds left in the second quarter.

First Quarter: Redskins 3, Eagles 0
The Redskins handed the ball off to Rob Kelley to start the game, as the running back returned to action with a six-yard pickup before Vernon Davis quickly moved the chains with a 31-yard reception.

Cousins would then complete a 20-yard pass to Jamison Crowder, but the Redskins would stall out inside the 10-yard line before Nick Rose nailed his first career NFL attempt from 27 yards out.

On the drive, Cousins was 3-of-4 for 57 yards.

The Eagles, meanwhile, had a bizarre start to the game with four straight penalties to open up their first offensive possession before Quinton Dunbar tallied his first interception of the season on a deep pass on 2nd-and-31. Dunbar read Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz’s toss perfectly to haul in the ball and give it back to Cousins and Co.

The offense, however, was forced into a three-and-out before the Eagles got the ball back. The Redskins, though, would force a three-and-out of their own thanks to a third down sack of Wentz by linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.

Washington would start its next drive from the seven-yard line, however, after a Jamison Crowder punt return fumble was recovered by Joshua Holsey.

While the Redskins would get out of the shadows of their own goal posts off a 32-yard reception from Niles Paul, Tress Way came out for his second punt of the opening frame.

Philadelphia would finally tally a first down in the final minute of the quarter on a third down pass before getting another new set of downs off a facemask call on Dunbar.

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