In a must-win game, the Eagles unfortunately were unable to emerge on top, which means they now have one remaining game in the 2015 season. After 60 minutes of play, the team was defeated by the Redskins, who clinched the NFC East division, by a final score of 38-24 ...
Four-Touchdown Night For Cousins
Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins continued his dominant streak on Saturday night, going 31-of-46 for 365 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Two of those touchdowns were to tight end Jordan Reed, who finished the game with 129 receiving yards. Wide receiver Pierre Garçon and running back Chris Thompson recorded the two other scores.
Second Quarter Fumble By Ertz Turns The Tide
After forcing Washington to punt away for the third time in as many possessions, the Eagles took over at their own 38-yard line. On first down, quarterback Sam Bradford hit tight end Zach Ertz over the middle just short of the sticks. The third-year tight end battled for extra yards, muscling through a couple would-be tacklers, but cornerback Bashaud Breeland was able to poke the ball loose. It was recovered by safety Dashon Goldson. The play was reviewed, but there wasn't enough evidence to overturn the call. Washington took over at the Philadelphia 35 with 4:01 left until halftime and was able to come away with a field goal to extend its lead to 16-10.
Fletcher Cox Notches Another One … And Another One
In the second quarter, defensive end Fletcher Cox notched a sack on Cousins, increasing his total on the year to 8.5. The newly minted Pro Bowl standout has had a quarterback takedown in each of the Eagles' last three games, marking the first time in his career that he's accomplished that feat. In the third quarter, he got to Cousins once again, dragging him down 7 yards behind the line of scrimmage to force third-and-long. With 9.5 sacks on the season, Cox is now just half a sack shy of hitting double figures in that category for the first time in his career.
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 in the third quarter. The drive was capped off by a 12-yard touchdown strike from Cousins to Thompson.
Huff Sparks 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, as running back DeMarco Murray's 4-yard touchdown run made it 23-17, Washington. 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 Murray, who bobbled the pitch from 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.
Matthews TD In The Fourth
In the fourth quarter after Washington posted its fifth and final touchdown of the game, the Eagles overcame a number of obstacles to go on an 80-yard scoring drive. The team converted two fourth-down attempts, the first a fourth-and-2 from the Philadelphia 28 and the second a fourth-and-7 from the Washington 35. Shortly thereafter, Bradford was sacked and fumbled the ball. It was recovered by Kelce who returned it to the 8-yard line. The drive culminated in a Matthews' 8-yard touchdown, marking the finals points of the game.
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