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Jackson Looking For Redemption Vs. Skins

During training camp, DeSean Jackson was asked which games he had circled on his calendar for the upcoming season. His response? The Washington Redskins.

Now that the time is here, Jackson hasn't changed his mind.

"Last year (against the Redskins) wasn't the best game for myself, so I'm definitely looking forward to this game," Jackson said, referring to the 10-3 loss in Washington last season when then Eagles controlled their own playoff destiny with two games remaining. Jackson finished the game with only two catches for 14 yards, and had a couple crucial drops.

"I critique myself about every little thing," he said. "For that to be a big game for us last year ... I really wasn't myself. I didn't play like I needed to."

Jackson has had another fast start to the season, totaling 354 yards on 19 catches so far this season. He's looking forward to the challenge of going up against Redskins' cornerbacks Carlos Rogers and DeAngelo Hall.

"They got some pretty good corners too, so it's definitely a big challenge," Jackson said. "They're great player and they've been in the league six, seven, years so they have experience. For a guy like myself, a second year, I'm just trying to get the most experience and just play."

"Me and DeAngelo Hall are pretty good friends, so there's a good competitive edge. He respects me and I respect him, so we'll go out there and get after it."

But the most important thing, Jackson said, is that the Eagles come out with a win and a 1-0 mark in the NFC East.

"It's the NFC East, so it's a tough conference," he said. "Knowing that, knowing what we have to do, we have to go out and play together as a team and try to get that bad taste out of our mouth from last week."

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 2:27 p.m., October 23

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