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Four Takeaways From Third Quarter


After a bizarre end to the first half, the Eagles were able to keep it close early in the third quarter, but a DeMarco Murray fumble that was returned for a touchdown gave Washington a two-touchdown lead going into the final frame. Here are four takeaways and key plays from the third ...

Washington Extends Lead With Third Touchdown

After being held to just three points on six possessions, the Redskins were able to piece together an 11-play, 54-yard scoring drive to extend their lead to 23-10. The drive was capped off by a 12-yard touchdown strike from Kirk Cousins to running back Chris Thompson.

Fletcher Cox Notches ... Yet Another One

In the second quarter, defensive end Fletcher Cox notched a sack on Kirk Cousins, increasing his total on the year to 8.5 and marking three straight games with a quarterback takedown. In the third quarter, he got to Cousins again, dragging him down 7 yards behind the line of scrimmage to force third-and-long. Cox is now just half a sack shy of hitting double figures in that category for the first time in his career.

Huff Sparks Much-needed Touchdown

After giving up a back-breaking touchdown on an 11-play scoring drive by Washington, the Eagles quickly struck back with a touchdown of their own, running the ball from inside the 4-yard line with DeMarco Murray to make it 23-17 Washington. But the drive was set up by Josh Huff, who returned the kickoff 49 yards to give Philadelphia a short field. From there, it took just four plays to get the ball inside the red zone and another three to punch it in.

Eagles Fumble Gives Washington Another Touchdown

On third-and-2 at the Philadelphia 29, the Eagles ran a sweep to DeMarco Murray, who bobbled the pitch from quarterback Sam Bradford and failed to recover the ball. Center Jason Kelce, who was pulling on the play, inadvertently kicked the ball, which was then recovered by safety DeAngelo Hall who returned it for a touchdown, making it 30-17 Redskins.

The Washington Redskins traveled to Philadelphia to face the Eagles in their final regular season game at home. View the full gallery here...

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