The Eagles suffered their second loss of the season on Sunday afternoon, falling to the Redskins, 27-20. Find out how the game played out in Washington.
Eagles Offense Struggles
The Eagles' first-half points were provided by the defense and special teams, and the offense finally put points on the board after a 38-yard Jake Elliott field goal with 13:01 remaining in the game. The kick cut the deficit to 24-17. The biggest play of the drive was a 54-yard pass from quarterback Carson Wentz to Ronald Darby. It helped ensure the Eagles would add to their total.
Sturgis later connected on a second field goal with 5:25 left to play. The 28-yard kick made the score, 27-20, which would be the final points of the game.
The Eagles had a chance to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but Wentz was sacked on back-to-back plays and the team was forced to punt. The Philadelphia defense was unable to stop Washington, meaning the offense did not get another chance.
Washington Takes Control
With 10 seconds remaining in the first half, the Redskins regained the lead on a 1-yard Matt Jones touchdown run. The Eagles' defense looked as though it was going to hold Washington to a field goal, but a Fletcher Cox penalty for roughing the passer gave the team a new set of downs. Jones ran into the end zone three plays later, bringing the score to 21-14.
Washington tacked on two field goals in the second half to solidify the victory.
Smallwood To The House
Following the Redskins' second touchdown of the game, running back Wendell Smallwood gave the Eagles some life with an 86-yard kickoff return that ended with a trip to the end zone. The seven points, following a Caleb Sturgis kick, made it a one-score game and put Philadelphia on the board.
The score also marked the Eagles' first special teams touchdown of the 2016 season.
Jenkins Finds The End Zone
On the drive after Smallwood's touchdown, the Redskins looked to take back momentum. As they moved down into Philadelphia territory, safety Malcolm Jenkins did his part to keep Washington off the board. Quarterback Kirk Cousins threw a pass from the Philadelphia 38, which was intended for tight end Vernon Davis. Instead, Jenkins jumped the ball, intercepted it and ran 64 yards for six points. After the extra point, the game was tied at 14-14.
Sproles Moves Up The Record Books
Darren Sproles officially surpassed Barry Sanders for the ninth-most all-purpose yards in NFL history during the fourth quarter of today's game.
Redskins Strike First
With 51 seconds to go in the first quarter, Washington scored the game's first touchdown. The team started at its own 29 and immediately moved down the field when Cousins and DeSean Jackson connected on a 35-yard pass. Two plays later, Cousins found Jamison Crowder for a 16-yard touchdown. A successful extra point put Washington up, 7-0.
The team then added to its lead with a Davis touchdown in the second quarter. The 13-yard score put the team up by 14 points.
Bennie Logan (groin) left the game in the second quarter, but was cleared to return in the third. He then exited a second time later in the same quarter and was questionable to return. Marcus Smith (groin) was also questionable to return to the game.
In the third quarter, cornerback Nolan Carroll suffered a stinger. He did return to the game.
The Eagles fall to the Washington Redskins 27-20, at FedEx Field in an NFC East showdown.