Home » Sport

Redskins beat up Eagles' defense on way to 27-20 victory

18 October, 2016, 00:58 | Author: Lula Armstrong

It wouldn't be an NFC East game without stress, but the Redskins were on the positive side of the spectrum for the fourth straight time, defeating the Eagles 27-20. "If you hit the panic button in this business, you don't belong in this business".

"There's a lot of things I need to work on, " Vaitai acknowledged. Jones has 135 rushing yards on 16 carries.Eagles rookie sensation quarterback Carson Wentz completed just 11 of 22 pass attempts for 179 yards, no scores but also no interceptions.Next: Washington will next face the Detroit Lions on October 23 in Detroit.

Up - Grace under fire: Wentz's stat line - 11-of-22, 179 yards, no touchdowns - was the worst of his young career, but he still made some incredible throws.

Pederson also said that he didn't consider making changes along the line at halftime, despite Wentz being sacked four times in the first 30 minutes, because he had "too much confidence" in his guys. Davis was called for excessive celebration after the score, which didn't allow place kicker Dustin Hopkins to boot the kickoff into the back of the end zone.

This is the first bit of on-field adversity that the new head coach has faced. "Practice is a lot different than a game".

An undrafted rookie provided Washington's oft-maligned running game a burst of energy.

The Eagles committed 13 penalties for 114 yards, the second straight week they've had double-figures penalties.

"It's killing us, killing us, killing us", Eagles tight end Zach Ertz said. "It's tough to win in this league, as it is, and when you have that many penalties, it's dang near impossible to win". "It's hard enough to win, and when you kill yourself with penalties it's even harder".

The Redskins ran for 230 yards, led by Matt Jones' 135 on 16 carries, including a victory-sealing 57 on a third-down play with just under 90 seconds remaining. Defensively, the Eagles are yielding 12.8 points and 266.8 total yards (193.5 in passing and 73.2 in rushing) per game against the opposing teams.

With the Redskins up 14-7, momentum was starting to swing towards the Eagles.

It started with Ryan Kerrigan, who ran almost uncontested by rookie right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai in the first quarter to log a pair of sacks - ripping off Wentz's jersey in the process. "I put that on myself and we have to get better, and it's one of those things I have to go back and watch the tape and really critique". "It didn't feel like we were in sync very well especially in the first half".

If Washington can pull off the win, it'll be the team's second consecutive against the Eagles under Cousins.

Hopkins, usually good for a touchback, kicked from the 25 and Smallwood fielded it at the 14.

If Mathews still can't find his rhythm, Darren Sproles or Wendell Smallwood might. Davis caught two balls for 50 yards and a his first touchdown as a Redskin.

The Eagles' offense was on the field for only a kneel-down play over the final 13:19 of the first half and Washington then held the ball for over six minutes to start the third quarter. "They got on blocks and we just finished out in the end".

NOTES: Eagles DT Bennie Logan left the game with a groin injury.

"Smart kid, athletic kid, strong kid", Pederson said.

With TE Jordan Reed out with a concussion, there was an added emphasis on being balanced. CB Bashaud Breeland (sprained ankle) returned after missing two games. The Eagles have nothing to lose by switching Treggs with Josh Huff on the inactive list next week.

Pederson was asked if playing Vaitai, a rookie who not only started in his first game, but was also making his National Football League debut, was a better option than moving veteran Allen Barbre from left guard to right tackle and inserting veteran Stefen Wisniewski at left guard.

For once, Kirk Cousins didn't look like Tom Brady against the Eagles. They're led by Ryan Mathews, who hasn't had the most success, averaging just 3.3 yards per attempt.


  • Target Pulls Scary Clown Masks From Shelves Amid Creepy Clown Craze

    Target Pulls Scary Clown Masks From Shelves Amid Creepy Clown Craze

    Last month, a 16-year-old high school sophomore was stabbed to death in Reading, Pennsylvania, by a man wearing a clown mask. Target said the decision was made out of sensitivity in light of the creepy clown scares spreading across the nation.
    Ethiopia blames Egypt for forcing new state of emergency

    Ethiopia blames Egypt for forcing new state of emergency

    At least 500 people have been killed in anti-government protests over the past year, according to Human Rights Watch. The government says the attacks are being orchestrated by "foreign elements".

    Wells Fargo Q3 EPS, Revenue Top Expectations; Shares Edge Higher Pre-Bell

    The bank had noticeably higher non-interest expenses in the quarter, due partly to the $185 million settlement. Several big customers, including California and IL , have also suspended business relations with the bank.
  • Man who shot at George Zimmerman sentenced to 20 years

    Man who shot at George Zimmerman sentenced to 20 years

    Apperson alleged in September 2014 that Zimmerman threatened him in a road-rage encounter but did not press charges at the time. Zimmerman said in testimony that Apperson drove alongside him in May 2015 and shot at him, shattering a auto window.

    Bears at Colts: 3 things we learned

    The Colts held off a furious rally from Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer , who was 33-for-43 for 397 yards and two touchdowns. Howard would finish the game with 118 yards; Robinson would leave the game in the third with a phantom knee injury.

    Pilot, trainee had altercation before plane crash

    Malloy warned Wednesday that the general public should not jump to conclusions about the reasons for the plane crash. The crash happened near Pratt & Whitney, a manufacturer of aircraft engines for both civil and military aviation.
  • Alitalia bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from flights

    Samsung said in a statement that it is working with the department to make customers aware of the ban. The phones are classified as "forbidden hazardous material" and can not be shipped as air cargo.

    Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 smartphone

    Mobile phone giant Samsung has warned the cost of taking its Galaxy Note7 smartphone off the market will be at least £4.4 billion. Samsung said it will begin to exchange or offer refunds for all active Galaxy Note 7 devices in Europe on Monday, October 17.

    Hacked email about Catholics sparks Republican outcry

    WikiLeaks has dropped another batch of emails hacked from the account of Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta. Podesta alleged that longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone had "advance knowledge" of the leaks.
  • Ryan plugs GOP campaign agenda, but no mention of Trump

    Ryan plugs GOP campaign agenda, but no mention of Trump

    No matter how well a district has been gerrymandered, candidates still have to get the party faithful to come out and vote. Scott Walker will not be joining presidential nominee Donald Trump at two campaign stops in Wisconsin next week.

    Tom Brady on his return: 'There was plenty of rust'

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will turn 40 next summer but has said his goal is to play into the next decade. He interrupted his warmup throws - with fully inflated footballs, presumably - to chat with referee Bill Vinovich.
    Markets Right Now: US stocks open lower

    Markets Right Now: US stocks open lower

    The second largest US bank has been fined $185 million for its actions, and its stock is down 11 percent since early September. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index retreated 1.3 percent to 23,096.61 and China's Shanghai Composite Index was flat at 3,058.23.


Labour scores victory after May allows parliament a say in Brexit talks
Miller's right to free movement, her right to free movement of goods, her right to freedom of services across Europe". He said numerous rights enjoyed by lead claimant Gina Miller "will be removed. for example, Ms.

Floods in Hurricane Matthew's wake leave states reeling
In North Carolina, major rivers like the Lumber, Neuse, and Tar are expected to remain at flood levels until at least Wednesday. Moore County is no longer under an evacuation order. 25 people in North Carolina have died , most in vehicle-related accidents.

Charlie & Wayne dissect Packers loss to Cowboys
Dallas has a bye next week and their next game will be on October 30 where they will face off against the Philadelphia Eagles. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott finally threw an interception, but he passed for 247 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

Federal judge lambastes Florida secretary of state over discarded mail-in ballots
The Florida Democratic Party sued the state because voters who don't sign their vote-by-mail ballots are given a chance to fix it. More than 2.3 million people voted by mail in Florida in 2012, and about 1 percent of those ballots were rejected that year.

Shanghai Rolex Masters 2016 Final: Murray vs. Bautista Agut Score, Reaction
With his 41st ATP title and sixth this year, Murray joins Stefan Edberg in joint 15th place on the list of Open-era title winners. However, the Scot displayed impressive form to break the world No 32 twice to rattle off four successive games to lead 4-2.

Johanna Konta fightback books China Open semi-final place
The London-based Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) received an alert regarding one match played at the championships, it was announced. She also broke Konta twice in the second before serving out the win with an ace.

Buechele's TD passes send Texas over Iowa State 27
Following their first win of the season over San Jose State, Iowa State suffered narrow losses to Baylor and Oklahoma State. But the floodgates opened after Buechele found Heard, as Texas followed up the score with two-straight touchdowns.

Nations Clinch Landmark Pact To Fight Climate Change
Other developing nations, such as China, Latin American countries and island states, would freeze their use of HFCs from 2024. The deal was finalised after night-long quibbling between India and the United States over several provisions in the draft.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins: Prediction, preview, pick to win
OVER/UNDER: 135.5 rushing yards for the Eagles - Whaddya got? "I'm still running by guys, I'm still fast, I haven't lost a step". It wouldn't surprise me if he recorded six to eight rushes this week, as Pederson will surely roll out those zone-read plays.

Dodgers Oust Nationals to Advance Against Cubs
The lose the game 4-3 and the series 3-2. "Incredible", Washington starting pitcher Max Scherzer said of the effort by Kershaw. Before the ninth, after Jansen had held the Nats scoreless for two innings , some whispers began circulating. what's that?