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Redskins hang on, win fourth straight

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 16: Tight end Vernon Davis #85 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after scoring a second quarter touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on October 16, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Eagles just didn’t have enough offense.

The Redskins got their run game going and had just enough left to hang and win their fourth straight.

The Redskins didn’t give up an offensive touchdown and got enough stops down the stretch to preserve a 27-20 victory Sunday. Neither team scored a touchdown in the second half.

The Eagles got both of their touchdowns in the second quarter, on an 86-yard kickoff return by Wendell Smallwood and a 64-yard interception return by Malcolm Jenkins. The Redskins went up for good on a 1-yard run by Matt Jones late in the first half but the Eagles were in the game despite having just 42 yards of first-half offense.

Kirk Cousins threw a touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder in the first quarter and another to Vernon Davis in the second quarter. Cousins finished 18-of-34 for 263 yards. The Redskins ran for 230 yards; Jones ran for 135.

The Redskins outgained the Eagles, 493-239. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was 11-of-22 passing for 179 yards and was sacked five times.

The Eagles racked up 13 penalties for 114 yards, averaged just 5.4 yards per pass and were 4-of-12 on third-down conversions.

The Eagles are 3-2 and host the unbeaten Vikings next week in the Sam Bradford Bowl.

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18 Responses to “Redskins hang on, win fourth straight”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 16, 2016 4:23 PM

    I called this exact scenario happening when PFT ranked the Eagles in the Top 5 of the Power Rankings after 3 weeks. Philadelphia will always and forever be smoke and mirrors franchise and disappear later in the season. It’s like Dan Patrick says, Overreaction with Wentz and you don’t know who is real until around Week 6-7 of the season. With that in mind, Redskin 4 in a row and going to be atop the NFC East by the end of the day. Respect the Redskins, Good for Kirk Cousins for growing up. If the defense gets better, see you in the Superbowl.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 16, 2016 4:24 PM

    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!
    Run or pass and score—We want a lot more!
    Beat ’em, Swamp ’em,
    Touchdown! — Let the points soar!
    Fight on, fight on ‘Til you have won
    Sons of Wash-ing-ton. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!
    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!

  3. vbe2 says: Oct 16, 2016 4:31 PM

    Redskins hang on, win fourth straight

    Posted by Zac Jackson on October 16, 2016, 4:22 PM EDT
    =================================
    Thank you for not being a politically correct pansy and for using the Redskins name.

  4. cuda1234 says: Oct 16, 2016 4:34 PM

    So Jay Gruden’s not an idiot?

  5. xmatt0926x says: Oct 16, 2016 4:36 PM

    “Philadelphia will always and forever be smoke and mirrors franchise and disappear later in the season.”

    Yeah because Washington is always there when it counts under Dan Snyder. Was Cousins “real” when his teammates(and you) wanted him benched a few games ago? I know you’re just trolling as always but give me a break.

  6. therealtrenches says: Oct 16, 2016 4:37 PM

    That game wasn’t as close as the scoreboard suggests.

    Growing pains for a young Eagles team that was clearly missing Lane Johnson.

    Gotta hand it to the Redskins, ‘cuz they handed it to my Eagles. Nice job, ‘skins. See you later in the season at the Linc. Hopefully, we’ll give you a better game!

  7. Waxxx4321 says: Oct 16, 2016 4:38 PM

    Native American Piscataway tribe. Chief I tuna Shoteka. Hail. Redskins. I’m back!!

  8. jacoby66forhof says: Oct 16, 2016 4:47 PM

    Solid win for the Skins. Score was closer than the game really was. Unfortunately for us Skins fans, Wentz looks like the real deal, just not today. He got beat up a lot, but he has poise and the ability to escape pressure.

    Unlike logicalvoice the rest of us Skins fans live in the real world. The Skins can hang with anyone when the offense is clicking, but the defense still has to many holes. They played a good game today, but the defense is not close to Super Bowl level. I have faith McClou will work on the defense, so long as he stops taking diva WR’s in the 1st round.

    Anyway, cry Eagles cry.

  9. harissonhits2 says: Oct 16, 2016 4:54 PM

    Hail to the Redskins from this Ouachitas Native American!

  10. mattphillipsdc says: Oct 16, 2016 5:18 PM

    I am so grateful the defensive coordinator decided the blitzing isn’t a bad thing, especially a rookie QB. Major kudos to the defense.

  11. janvanflac says: Oct 16, 2016 6:11 PM

    Well, at least Trump won’t be president, so there’s that….

  12. pervyspankspackfans says: Oct 16, 2016 7:19 PM

    Sam Bradford is going to carve the pigeons up

  13. Susan Imbriale says: Oct 16, 2016 8:48 PM

    Wait a minute
    During their bye week Eagle fans were talking Super Bowl
    Bwhaaaaa

  14. Youknowimright says: Oct 16, 2016 9:05 PM

    The boy wonder couldn’t bail the eagles out today. I’m shocked. If you are that special , you overcome losing your tackle, even if big v sucks. The trophy case stays empty in Philly. You gotta love that birds fan.

  15. hawkwind8 says: Oct 16, 2016 10:19 PM

    Guess we got logical back FULL time after RGIII went down. I am OK with that……

    HTTR

  16. dallasdoesntdoitright says: Oct 17, 2016 11:37 AM

    Its kind of funny to hear Philthy fans all begging for D Jax to be back in town next year. Last year all we heard was that D Jax isn’t a team player. Now all the philthy d bags are begging for him to come back. All you iggle fans are a bunch of fair weather fans.

  17. RussianBreadMaker says: Oct 17, 2016 11:41 AM

    Redskins “hang on”? Are you kidding me? The score should have been 35-7. If it wasn’t for a boneheaded interception and that awful penalty that lead to a return for a TD… the score would have looked a lot different.

  18. thisistheonlygame says: Oct 17, 2016 12:52 PM

    Thought the Vikes Eagles matchup next week would be epic. Now looks like the Eagles are not so hot.

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