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Jackson concussion dampens Eagles' win

As the Cowboys moved to 8-3 with a Thanksgiving win over the Raiders, the Eagles and Giants were forced to win in order to keep pace.

The Giants failed, miserably, in Denver on Thanksgiving night.

The Eagles succeeded at home on Sunday, albeit barely.

Facing a Redskins team that was missing running back Clinton Portis, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, and cornerback DeAngelo Hall, the Eagles were forced to come from behind late to nail down a victory.

The worst news for the Eagles, who can’t really call a sluggish win over the Redskins “good news,” is that receiver DeSean Jackson suffered a concussion after catching a pass late in the third quarter.

Given the league’s new sensitivity to concussions, it’s unknown when Jackson will play again.

Without him on the field, quarterback Donovan McNabb nevertheless led the Eagles to 11 fourth-quarter points, which wiped out an eight-point deficit and pushed Philly’s record to 7-4.

For the game, McNabb completed 21 of 35 passes for 260 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.

Rookie tailback LeSean McCoy, starting again for Brian Westbrook (concussion), gained 76 yards on 17 carries and added 25 yards on four receptions.

Defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley also left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury.

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21 Responses to “Jackson concussion dampens Eagles' win”
  1. VoxVagina says: Nov 29, 2009 5:40 PM

    London Fletcher has caused 2 concussions against the Eagles. 1 was just because westbrook’s head hit his knee, and now he hit D-Jax high. I’m not saying it’s intentional at all. Fletcher is arguably the best player on the Redskins D. But he’s accidentally killing the Eagles offensive weapons

  2. Akshun says: Nov 29, 2009 5:47 PM

    “The Eagles succeeded at home on Sunday, albeit barely.”
    i didnt know BARELY holds any relevance to wins in the National Football League?? a WIN is a WIN

  3. darrius_heyward-bey-butterfingers says: Nov 29, 2009 5:50 PM

    Given the league’s new sensitivity to concussions, it’s unknown when Roethlisburger will play again.

  4. KingJoe! says: Nov 29, 2009 5:54 PM

    Hey I have a great idea, instead of taking the hitting out of the game, improve the equipment. If design a spacesuit to stop the suns massive radiation, design a effin helmit that minimizes concussions.

  5. DukeBunswalker says: Nov 29, 2009 5:55 PM

    It’s okay, Jackson will forget it ever happened…

  6. mad555 says: Nov 29, 2009 5:56 PM

    “Given the league’s new sensitivity to concussions, it’s unknown when Jackson will play again.”
    Lesean MCcoy said, after talking to Desean, after the game, that he thinks he will play again soon.
    Unless the league steps in and stops players from playing, nothing is going to actually change until they impliment rules to do anything different then what they are doing now.

  7. Living_Legend says: Nov 29, 2009 6:00 PM

    Barley describes Charlie Wiess weight as it pertains to 4 bills, not a win in the NFL. Interesting choice of words. You could have just said your barely a man, nobody on here would argue.

  8. meezle says: Nov 29, 2009 6:27 PM

    I usually don’t say this but florio your getting rediculous. Did you say this when warner and big ben got there concussions? No, you thought they were going to play this week. I didn’t think you had a bias towards the eagles but now I wonder.

  9. roscoe says: Nov 29, 2009 6:27 PM

    “Lesean MCcoy said, after talking to Desean, after the game, that he thinks he will play again soon.”
    Wow, didn’t realize the Eagles’ players also moonlight as team physicians?

  10. JohnnyH says: Nov 29, 2009 6:27 PM

    So does the fact that the Redskins barely lost or almost won change their 3 and 8 record?

  11. Hooby says: Nov 29, 2009 6:29 PM

    not too worried about it. jason avant, jeremy maclin, brent celek, lesean mcccoy, leonard weaver,
    stop me if youve heard this one

  12. roscoe says: Nov 29, 2009 6:33 PM

    “Hooby says:
    November 29, 2009 6:29 PM
    not too worried about it. jason avant, jeremy maclin, brent celek, lesean mcccoy, leonard weaver,
    stop me if youve heard this one”
    ……lose to the Raiders? Heard that one already.

  13. DildoBaggins says: Nov 29, 2009 7:18 PM

    That G-Men loss on Thursday still stings eh Florio…
    You won’t find too many people hoping for the Eagles demise today than ol Mr Florio

  14. Route36West says: Nov 29, 2009 7:35 PM

    When it comes to the NFC East every team is competive when their playing each other. The Redskins are still the team on defense that they were when you picked them to win the superbowl. They had the number 1 pass defense coming into this game and McNabb put up 250 on them and it would have easily been over 300 if it wasnt for dropped passes and Desean Jackson getting hurt.
    Even tho they didnt look all that great they still got it done when it mattered. There have been plenty of games this year that the Saints and Patriots didnt look all that good but I didnt hear you talking like they loss. You can talk all you want but when the playoffs start the Eagles will be their and they will be knocking out the teams everyone thinks are so great like they do everytime their there.

  15. SmackMyVickUp says: Nov 29, 2009 8:09 PM

    DeSean Jackson
    Height 5-10
    Weight 175 lbs.
    London Fletcher
    Height 5-10
    Weight 245 lbs.
    What they get for trying to send a paper weight on a route through the middle of the field.
    Last time Jackson went through the middle of the field he curled into a ball and dropped to the ground while the pass dropped to the ground. Such a great offensive threat.

  16. VoxVagina says: Nov 29, 2009 10:53 PM

    SmackMyVickUp has already proven himself to be a huge idiot. He has no credibility on this site after he somehow got the idea that Philly has bad medical care. It actually has some of the best hospitals in the country
    SmackMyVickUp says:
    November 27, 2009 4:12 PM
    Not really the best advice for him to go to Dallas to see a specialist is it?
    I know Philly is borderline 3rd world country when it comes to medical care and as a city, but might want to avoid a division rival’s city for medical care.

  17. skolvikes says: Nov 29, 2009 10:56 PM

    DeSean Jackson is quickly becoming one of the most entertaing playmakers in the NFL. It would suck if concussions put a stop to that.

  18. hotchick says: Nov 29, 2009 11:11 PM

    KingJoe! says:
    November 29, 2009 5:54 PM
    Hey I have a great idea, instead of taking the hitting out of the game, improve the equipment. If design a spacesuit to stop the suns massive radiation, design a effin helmit that minimizes concussions.
    KingJoe. If its so easy lets see your prototype next weekend.

  19. chadronald40 says: Nov 29, 2009 11:21 PM

    lol SmackmyVickup
    Really? ha Jackson is a Stud Fletcher will never be more then a great player on a horrible team… Which team has the better record?

  20. 1dayforBills says: Nov 30, 2009 4:29 AM

    London Fletcher is unbreakable

  21. Whiterhino says: Nov 30, 2009 5:18 PM

    SmackMyVickUp doesn’t think DeSean Jackson is an offensive threat.
    Ok.
    It’s always nice when someone you think may be an idiot opens his mouth and removes all doubt.

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