In a game where they were favored by 11 points, it looked like Washington was possibly going to blow it at the end.
The 49ers took over at their own 20-yard line with 0:52 remaining in regulation. San Fran moved all the way down to Washington’s 40-yard line with 0:22 left. Then Pierre Garcon got called for a pretty ridiculous offensive pass interference penalty that probably should’ve been defensive pass interference instead. The 49ers got bumped out of (non-Jake Elliott) field goal range and then C.J. Beathard threw an interception to effectively end the game.
But the narrative from Washington fans heading into this game was that the Eagles “haven’t beaten anybody good yet.”
That statement is already ridiculous since, you know, THE EAGLES BEAT WASHINGTON in Week 1.
It looks even more dumb when they’re trying to claim Washington is so great ... but they needed a 47-yard missed Robbie Gould field goal and a really questionable offensive pass interference penalty to beat a winless team ... traveling from the West Coast ... at home.
In any case, Washington and the Eagles will have the opportunity to settle the score as the two teams are set to face off in Philadelphia on Monday Night Football next week.
An Eagles win over Washington would virtually seal up the NFC East barring any major unforeseen circumstances. It’s a big opportunity for the Birds to (once again) show they really mean business.
Here’s an updated look at the NFC East standings. Keep in mind the Giants are set to play the Broncos in Denver tonight. The G-Men are 13-point underdogs.
NFC EAST STANDINGS
1 - Philadelphia Eagles: 5-1 | Conference: 4-0 | Division: 2-0
2 - Washington Redskins: 3-2 | Conference: 2-1 | Division: 0-1
3 - Dallas Cowboys: 2-3 | Conference: 2-2 | Division: 1-0
4 - New York Giants: 0-5 | Conference: 0-4 | Division: 0-2
Another angle to be taken away from this Washington-49ers game is that Beathard is the quarterback the Eagles will face in two weeks when San Fran comes to The Linc. Kyle Shanahan confirmed he’ll be the starter moving forward with Brian Hoyer moving to the bench.
And yet another thing to be taken away from this game is that Washington can look forward to losing Kirk Cousins in the offseason to the team they beat today.