Redskins hold off Eagles late

AP

Eagles coach Andy Reid’s final home game ended not with a bang or a whimper but with an extended monologue from Ed Hochuli.

With the Eagles on the Washington five yard line, poised for what could have been an overtime-forcing seven points (or, possibly, a touchdown and a two-point conversion that would have resulted in outright victory), quarterback Nick Foles was flushed out of the pocket and dragged to the ground.  As he was falling, he got rid of the ball.

It struck the ground with one second left.

Alas, the Eagles didn’t get another chance.  Hochuli activated his microphone and explained that, because the throw didn’t get back to the line of scrimmage, the effort amounted to intentional grounding, which entails a 10-second runoff.

“The game is over,” Hochuli said.  Eventually.

The Redskins have moved to 9-6 with the 27-20 win, a home victory over the Cowboys the only thing standing in D.C.’s path to a division title.

25 responses to “Redskins hold off Eagles late

  1. Naturally. The Redskins are a team full of character, hard working players and a top class coaching staff. We pull off blowouts and close games, but more importantly, win the game. Six straight.

    5 more victories seperate the Redskins Lombardi #4 in the trophy case.

  2. That was the whole Andy Reid era in a nutshell: horrible clock management. Dear Lurie, please make sure the next coach knows how to manage the clock along with knowing how to run an offense and picking his coaching staff well.

  3. A gimpy RGIII may have been enough to beat the Eagles but if he’s not 100% then I’m not sure they beat Dallas, not with that defense that gave up over 400 yards to Philly.

  4. @ Mr Wright 212, as a life long Redskins fan I want to let you know I sincerely appreciate you picking against the skins each and every week. If I was using your sports page to bet, I think I would jumped off a roof by now…awesome picks!

  5. The Skins escaped with a win, but I’ll take it. The Eagles fighting to the end is a credit to Andy Reid. As a Skins fan I will be happy to see Reid get the boot. Means a very good HC is out of the NFC East.

  6. The game was a perfect way to end the Reid era. Poor play calling, bad time management and a confused coach on the sidelines. It epitomizes Reid’s tenure perfectly.

    Way to use three timeouts because you couldn’t figure out how to use the sidelines for any of the pass plays.

    Good reddens

  7. lilrob10201 says:Dec 23, 2012 4:40 PM

    I think it is kind of stupid to put a 10 second run off on intentional grounding.

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    Why? Had Foles been sacked, they would have not been able to stop the clock and the game would be over. The run off rules are designed so teams are not “rewarded” for committing penalties to kill the clock at the end of games. It makes total sense.

  8. 5 more victories seperate the Redskins Lombardi #4 in the trophy case.

    lol, youve been hanging with mr sheen all night havent u?

  9. baddegg says:
    Dec 23, 2012 5:20 PM
    lilrob10201 says:Dec 23, 2012 4:40 PM

    I think it is kind of stupid to put a 10 second run off on intentional grounding.

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    Why? Had Foles been sacked, they would have not been able to stop the clock and the game would be over. The run off rules are designed so teams are not “rewarded” for committing penalties to kill the clock at the end of games. It makes total sense.
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    Now that you told me that it now came to since.

  10. LOL at peytonsneck as if the Colts have even 1% chance of winning a playoff game.

    Colts got shredded by the worst team in the league and escaped again even though Luck was once again awful.

    Enjoy watching the Colts stink it up wild card weekend.

  11. LOL at peytonsneck as if the Colts have even 1% chance of winning a playoff game.

    but difference between colts n skins fans is we arent silly enough to say we are SB bound like the clueless skins fans have been declaring all year

  12. Lol…skins fans do a lot drugs. Superbowl bound. Can barely win a div with no double digit win teams. Talk about 1 and done. Difference is we knew it would be tough year. Skins thought the 2nd coming of jesus was here. And also, cousins has two of skins wins. So luck has 3 more wins than rg3.

    Just sayin.

  13. I would feel better heading into the playoffs if this game hadn’t been so close. The Eagles are awful! Score should have been in 42-0 range!

    The Redskins are definitely improving but I dont think they will get out of the 1st round of the playoffs.

  14. Luck and RG3 are both awesome. The two fanbases sniping back and forth about who got the better QB (as if a single season is enough time to properly judge) is pathetic.

  15. A victory is still a victory. ‘Skins better find a way to cover that scumbag Bryant next week. I don’t think Dallas will go too far into the playoffs if they win the division, though.

  16. Good for the skins, but I don’t think they looked that good today. I know they win 6 in a row but GB or ATL or SF will be too much for them, if they get to the playoffs.

  17. Glad to see the Eagles fight till the end and show a little heart. Good win for the redskins, well played. Now just go beat the Cowboys.

  18. lilrob10201 says:
    Dec 23, 2012 4:40 PM
    I think it is kind of stupid to put a 10 second run off on intentional grounding.

    What are you talking about!? It makes perfect sense to treat it that way, since the whole purpose is to treat it just like a sack. If Foles had taken the sack there, then the clock would have continued to run. Given that, I would argue the opposite: it’s kind of stupid to run off only 10 seconds, since it would most likely take longer than that for the refs to spot the ball and the offense to line up and spike it.

  19. lilrob10201 says: Dec 23, 2012 4:40 PM

    I think it is kind of stupid to put a 10 second run off on intentional grounding.
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    Otherwise teams could keep using penalties as time outs. If you’re on the 15, need a touchdown to tie the game, and you’re out of time outs, you could use false starts to stop the clock: sacrificing five yards for more shots at the endzone. It was real anticlimactic bummer for Philadelphia yesterday, but also a totally necessary rule.

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