Eagles lead the Redskins 3-0 after one quarter. In a nutshell: great starts, bad finishes.
The Eagles looked good on their opening drive, running and passing for drive that took over 8 minutes off the clock but stalled as they got near the goal line, settling for a 45 yard Caleb Sturgis field goal.
Then the defense forced the Redskins to go three and out.
The Eagles then marched down the field to inside the five, with Nelson Agholor drawing a deep pass interference and Carson Wentz demonstrating his improvisational skills to dump off a would be sack to Trey Burton. Jordan Matthews was inches away from having a touchdown but couldn’t get two feet in, then on third and goal Wentz threw an interception, and the Eagles walked away with nothing.
On the ensuing drive the Redskins also had to settle for a field goal attempt, but Dustin Hopkins hit the left post from 38 yards out and it was no good. 3-0 Eagles.