The Eagles tried to get out of the first half without doing any more damage and they wound up handing over three points after a LeSean McCoy fumble.
They were just trying to play out the string in a 31-6 loss to the Redskins when McCoy got damaged. McCoy took a hard hit from Redskins safety Madieu Williams with less than two minutes to go in the game and had to be carted off the field. McCoy looked dazed and will be evaluated for a concussion. Coach Andy Reid will surely hear questions about McCoy being on the field at that point in the proceedings.
There was no shortage of insult for the Eagles before the injury.
Nick Foles was 21-of-47 for 204 yards with a pair of interceptions. Neither one was an egregious error — one was a flat out drop by Brent Celek — and Foles did make some nice plays over the course of his first NFL start. It was his first NFL start, though, and he played like it, especially when feeling pressure that wound up leading to four sacks and several other hits. Foles fumbled three times in the process, but the Eagles were able to recover all of them.
If they hadn’t the score would have been even more lopsided. The defense was gashed for three touchdown passes and Robert Griffin III scrambled through them for 84 yards on the ground while completing 14-of-15 passes. Opposing quarterbacks are now 76-for-97 for 901 yards and 11 touchdowns since Todd Bowles took over as defensive coordinator.
In the end, it’s another day that makes you think Reid, Bowles and a lot of other people in Eagles gear on Sunday are headed elsewhere when this year comes to an end.
UPDATE 4:44 p.m. ET: Reid confirmed McCoy has suffered a concussion.