The Philadelphia Eagles were defeated by the Washington Redskins on Saturday night by a final score of 38 to 24. With the loss, the Eagles are now 6-9 on the 2015 NFL season. The Birds have officially been eliminated from the 2016 NFL playoff picture.
Washington won the opening toss and elected to defer. The Eagles started out with the ball on offense first. Sam Bradford hit Nelson Agholor for an 18-yard gain on the first play. Bradford helped the Eagles get in scoring position when he targeted Josh Huff deep and the second-year receiver drew a pass interference penalty on the defense. Ryan Mathews punched it in for the score. Great start. Worth noting: no DeMarco Murray on the first drive. Mathews and Kenjon Barner were both in.
Philadelphia's defense started out strong as well. They forced a three-and-out on Washington's first drive. Unfortunately for the Birds, they went three-and-out as well. Even worse, Jason Peters had to leave the game and Dennis Kelly came in to play left tackle. Right tackle Lane Johnson came up limping but didn't leave the field. Yikes.
Washington got a touchdown on their second drive. DeMeco Ryans bit REALLY badly on the play-fake and left Jordan Reed wide open in the middle of the field for an easy score. Dustin Hopkins shanked the extra point attempt, however. Malcolm Jenkins and DeSean Jackson got into an argument after the score, and Jenkins and one Washington player were both penalized.
Peters returned on Philadelphia's third drive. Murray two carries for a total gain of three yards. Eagles fans booed him after each carry. Bradford committed intentional grounding on third down. He thought Washington was offside, but no penalty was called. Very quick three-and-out.
Washington answered back with another touchdown. Cousins to Reed once again. The Eagles forced Washington into 3rd-and-5 but couldn't get off the field because the pass rush was non-existent. Cousins had all day to throw for an easy conversion.
Bradford hit Jordan Matthews deep down the sideline for a 43-yard gain to put the Eagles in field goal range. Gorgeous pass. Right on the hands. Unfortunately for the Birds, a negative Sproles run and a sack forced Donnie Jones to punt. The Eagles responded with a stop of their own.
Bradford had Zach Ertz WIDE OPEN for a potential touchdown on third down, but the quarterback overthrew him. Terrible. At the very least, it would have been a very big gain. There wasn't a defender anywhere close to him. Philadelphia's defense got another stop after Fletcher Cox sacked Cousins.
Celek fumbled after making a catch over the middle but was somehow able to fall on the ball. Bradford's pass into the end zone was dropped by Agholor. The Eagles had to settle for a field goal. Caleb Sturgis drilled the kick from 43 yards out.
Connor Barwin blew up Washington's screen attempt to force another punt. But then the Eagles coughed the ball over on their next drive when Ertz fumbled in the middle of the field and Washington recovered. Awful.
Jenkins had a chance to force a turnover in the red zone but he dropped the pick. Luckily for the Eagles, Washington had to settle for a short field goal.
The Eagles got the ball back with less than two minutes in the first half to go but couldn't get anything going (surprise). Peters got beat badly and Bradford got sacked to put the Birds in 3rd-and-17. Washington got the ball back and moved into field goal range. Then to the 6-yard line after Walter Thurmond swatted the ball away after Reed made another catch and Washington tried to hurry back to the line of scrimmage. Incredibly dumb. But then Cousins did something even more dumb ... he took a knee instead of spiking the ball! And that ended the first half! WTF.
Philadelphia forced a stop on Washington's first possession of the second half when Cox sacked Cousins yet again. The Eagles almost fired back with a big gain but Riley Cooper's deep catch was ruled incomplete. Chip Kelly challenged the call and lost. That was Kelly's third failed challenge in as many weeks.
Washington got the ball back and moved into scoring position. Jaylen Watkins had a chance to pick off Cousins but dropped it. The Eagles' defense couldn't get off the field on third down. Cousins hit Chris Thompson in the end zone for a touchdown. Kiko Alonso was beat in coverage, just like he was all night and all season.
The Eagles didn't give up. They answered right back with a scoring drive of their own after Josh Huff set the offense up with a nice kickoff return. Murray, of all people, capped off the drive with a nice, physical touchdown run. What a weird game.
Murray giveth, Murray taketh away. The Eagles running back failed to catch a pitch from Bradford and fumbled. To make matter worse, Jason Kelce kicked the ball and Washington recovered for a touchdown. Your 2015 Eagles, ladies and gentlemen.
柯克 - 考辛斯打皮埃尔·加尔松基本上把游戏遥不可及。
Orły ułożyła długiej jazdy punktacji. Sam Bradford uderzył Jordan Matthews do przyziemienia czasu śmieci.
Then the clock ran out. Season over. (Kind of. Still one more meaningless game next week.)
Stay tuned for much more Eagles-Washington postgame coverage.