As has been the case multiple times this season, this game was a tale of two halves. After being held scoreless in the first half, the Eagles re-emerged for the final 30 minutes with a new sense of determination. Down by 13 points, the team knew the game was within reach and put up 20 points in the final two quarters. However, the Eagles were unable to come away with the win after a 4-yard touchdown reception by receiver Pierre Garcon with just 26 seconds left resulted in a 23-20 defeat.
The Eagles lost a number of players at the start of the game including Byron Maxwell (groin), Mychal Kendricks (hamstring), Brandon Bair (groin) and Jason Peters (quadriceps). Despite these losses, the team rallied and found contributions from other individuals, including Jordan Hicks. The rookie, who has seen a large increase in playing time due to Kendricks' injury, came up with his second career fumble recovery during the third quarter.
On the offensive side of the ball, quarterback Sam Bradford came out hot in the second half. Throughout the game, he completed 15-of-28 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns. He threw a number of deep balls, including a 45-yard pass to rookie Nelson Agholor and a 39-yard touchdown throw to Miles Austin, which came after the fumble recovery by Hicks. Bradford's longest throw of the afternoon came on a touchdown pass to veteran receiver Riley Cooper. The 62-yard throw put the Eagles on the board, giving the team life. In addition to Cooper and Austin, tight end Brent Celek also caught a Bradford touchdown pass from 10 yards out in the red zone.
But, in the end, the game came down to the Eagles' defense. Washington marched 90 yards on 15 plays on the final drive of the game which ended with quarterback Kirk Cousins' game-winning throw.
Philadelphia is now 1-3 and returns to action next Sunday when it hosts the Saints at Lincoln Financial Field.
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