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Halftime Recap: Eagles Trail 13-0

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In the first quarter, the Eagles' defense bent but didn't break, allowing two Washington field goals in as many drives and falling behind 6-0. In the second quarter, they largely held the Redskins in check, but the offense couldn't get much of anything going, as the Eagles enter halftime down 13-0.

The second frame began with a Washington three-and-out inside their own 10-yard line, but a rolling 63-yard punt by Tress Way backed Philadelphia up to its own 30. Illegal contact on second down gave the Eagles their second first down of the day, but the drive sputtered after that, and they were forced to punt it away three plays later.

With 10:53 left in the second quarter, the Redskins took over at their own 32 and worked it down to the Eagles' 20 before a pass interference against Eric Rowe in the end zone on third down gave them first-and-goal on the 1-yard line. The Eagles stuffed a rushing attempt on first down, but on second down a fumbled snap by Kirk Cousins was picked picked up by the fourth-year quarterback, who fell across the goal line for the first ground touchdown against Philadelphia this season.

Down 13-0, the Eagles started from their own 20. On second down, Sam Bradford completed his longest pass of the season, a 45-yard strike to rookie Nelson Agholor, who snagged the ball with one hand to bring the ball to the Washington 30. But on the very next play, the Eagles attempted to run a reverse to Agholor, who fumbled away the handoff. Linebacker Keenan Robinson fell on the ball, and the Redskins took over. 

A three-and-out forced Washington to punt the ball back to Philadelphia with just over two minutes left until halftime. Darren Sproles, who's been one of the most consistent weapons this season for a struggling Eagles offense, broke off a 45-yard return to bring the ball to the Washington 30. 

A few plays later, Sam Bardford threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz, but the play was called back due to an illegal formation call. A sack on the next play brought the Eagles back to the 25, and a check down on 3rd-and-long set up a 33-yard field goal attempt that was missed by newcomer Caleb Sturgis. 

The Eagles will look to turn things around in the second half, where they'll start with possession of the ball after deferring to start the game.

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