Washington overcomes 17-point deficit to beat Eagles 27-17

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Washington led Philadelphia 17-0 and 20-7 in the 2019 season opener before losing 32-27. Today was a reversal.

The Eagles led 17-0 and appeared firmly in control at the end of the first half before Washington scored 27 unanswered points to win 27-17 in a stunning upset. It was Washington’s first home opening win since 2014 and came in the debut of Ron Rivera, who is battling cancer.

The Washington turnaround began with a Fabian Moreau interception of Carson Wentz with 1:37 left in the first half. Washington converted with a five-play, 45-yard touchdown drive to close out the half, with Dwayne Haskins finding Logan Thomas for a 6-yard touchdown with 40 seconds left until halftime.

It was a preview of more to come for the defense of Washington.

Washington intercepted Wentz twice and forced a fumble. It sacked him eight times, with Ryan Kerrigan getting two and Matt Ioannidis and rookie Chase Young 1.5 each.

The team’s defense should earn NFC defensive player of the week honors as a group for the way they dominated the second half. The Eagles gained only 265 total yards and went 5-for-14 on third down.

Wentz was 24-of-42 for 270 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Dallas Goedert had eight catches for 101 yards and a score.

Haskins went 17-of-31 for 178 yards and the one touchdown.

69 responses to “Washington overcomes 17-point deficit to beat Eagles 27-17

  1. Yes, the Eagles offensive line was bad but Carson Wentz showed no pocket awareness when things started going bad for the Eagles.

    He was misfiring all 4th Qtr because he was rattled and the play where he kept moving back before getting sacked and took them out of FG range was on him. Take the sack or throw it away, extending the play cost you points.

  2. Eagles missing 3 online starters gave up 8 Eight sacks! Better fix that online before facing us or you will give up 16 sacks! Thus being said we are missing two starting online men tonight as well, let’s hope Daks legs can escape Donald. Wentz is a statue just an easy target poor game planning.

  3. The Eagles have tons of injuries, but you have to dance with the gal you came with. Good win for the Washington Red Jerseys.

  4. Obviously the line is a major problem for us but you have to put a lot of the problems here on Carson and Doug. Terrible playcalling at times, and some very bad decisions by Carson while under duress. He has to be better.

  5. If Wentz keeps getting hit he’ll get hurt before week 5 and somebody else will be the starting QB.

  6. Def. not the Jay Gruden football team anymore. Washington adjusted at halftime, kept focus, and most importantly played the full 60 mins! Good win. If we can clean up a few areas, washington can be a sneaky good team!

  7. mrdaz says:
    September 13, 2020 at 4:35 pm
    That rotation of Chase Young, Ryan Kerrigan and Montez Sweat are gonna make QBs see ghosts all year long!!!……………..
    ……………………………………………..
    ………………………………………..Decent players but don’t kid yourselves. You played a team missing 3/4 of their online. Dlaw /. Griffen. /. Aldon Smith /. And Jaylon Smith. Are Far Superior then your group! And with Gregory coming back………. QB’s. Are Endangered Spices!

  8. In 4 seasons Wentz has 0 playoff wins 50 fumbles. Wentz is 15-16 in his last 31 games. He has no heart no desire to win. His teammates hate him. He has started 5-6 in 3 of his first 4 seasons. He is 7-20 vs teams over 500. Eagles are 24-6 in their last 30 games with Nick Foles.

  9. Wnetz missed 30 wide open receivers eagles would have easily won this game if Wentz didn’t miss al those throws

  10. Still made head scratching mistakes like the off sides penalties and illegal touching of the football,,,how is touching the football illegal???

  11. I’m not getting my hopes up but if WFT keeps it up like that on the DL and the secondary can settle in and be at least average, this could be a pleasant surprise.

    Not sold at all on the offense. Besides lacking talent it also didn’t look very innovative. Seems way to basic in both skill and design. They can take advantage of a short field at least!

  12. Carson Yutz went to the Haskins-Robbins school of incompetent QB play.

    Washington fans better get a clue – not every team you play will fall apart as the game is played.

    You need a real QB in Washington. No scoring drive exceeded 48 yards in this game for Washington. Even a one-legged QB could have tossed the two passes for TD’s after those Philthy INT’s.

    The defense looked improved because this is the first time in a decade Washington has had a competent defensive coach. This was using nearly the same underwhelming players on the line who couldn’t stop a grandmother crossing the line of scrimmage last year.

  13. Still willing to give Haskins time (and they had a great shot of him firing up his O-line after having just given up a sack) but can you imagine how this Washington team would be with a QB that could consistently put up 250 yards and 2 TDs every week?

  14. Kudos to Washington. I did not think they would rise to the occasion to star the season. That’s a very bad loss for Philly. It being an away game is the one tiny silver lining.

  15. I could see it early that Washington was ready to play. They showed up ready and stood for the national anthem. I’m guessing the eagles didn’t know what time the game started. They were still in the locker room. I guess losers will always be losers. And to think a year ago I use to bleed Green.

  16. And the classic Eagles “IF” fans show up! “IF” we’d have had our O-line, “IF” Wentz would have hit some more passes, “IF”, “IF”, “IF”!

    You have to play with the team and QB you have, not the ones you wish you had!

  17. Richard Nguyen says:
    September 13, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Wentz apologists will be working overtime.

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    When your OL goes down, this is a common occurrence with QB’s – genius

  18. Just heard on Red Zone that the WFT had only a 7% chance at winning that game when the score was 17-0 Philly.Now that is a serious case of believing in yourself.

  19. Wentz reverted to playing like a rookie. He tried to do too much and held the ball waaay too long. Bottom line is Pederson was outcoached by Riverboat Ron. Pederson should have been calling for short passes to protect his inexperienced O-line (right side). Haskins did nothing exciting-just took what the defense gave him and made no mistakes. The WWFT is now 1-0! (Wonnerful Washington Football Team.)

  20. From the second quarter on the Eagles looked like they were trying to lose. Like calling timeouts at the end of the first half when Washington had the ball and going for it on 4th down instead of punting the ball away.

  21. I am an Eagles fan but I do think it is time to admit that Wentz ain’t the guy.

    Schwartz may not be the guy either.

    …and Im not so sure about Pederson..

  22. a1b24312 says:
    September 13, 2020 at 7:09 pm
    I am an Eagles fan but I do think it is time to admit that Wentz ain’t the guy.

    Schwartz may not be the guy either.

    …and Im not so sure about Pederson..

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    They’re still reading their press clippings from the 2017 season.

  23. boogermcf says:
    September 13, 2020 at 6:01 pm
    Richard Nguyen says:
    September 13, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Wentz apologists will be working overtime.

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    When your OL goes down, this is a common occurrence with QB’s – genius

    3 28

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    but, but, but….we have been told Lane Johnson is a “pro bowler” and
    likes to have fun.

  24. With that Defense not much Offense is needed. If they play like that while Haskins gets more game reps they just might turn how to be decent.

  25. hey touchback6 , Lane didn’t play today.

    But I see you haven’t gotten over SB LII yet !
    Never forget Brady threw for 500yds and still lost !
    Ho Ho Ho !

  26. No dog in this fight, but Ron Rivera is a complete badass. Has cancer, gets an IV at half time, AND upsets the Eagles!?!?!
    I think the WFT may surprise a LOT of people this year.

  27. winged warrior says:
    September 13, 2020 at 8:12 pm
    hey touchback6 , Lane didn’t play today.

    But I see you haven’t gotten over SB LII yet !
    Never forget Brady threw for 500yds and still lost !
    Ho Ho Ho !

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    I know that. He also had secret surgery and he’s just the bestest because he told everyone so with his roids. Yay!

  28. Love my birds but wow very dissapointed in the regression in Wentz since he got paid , peterson can’t coach without frank Reich calling the plays and howie without doubt is more lucky than good, start the rebuild

  29. Washington football team sounds so stupid. GET A NAME. REDHAWKS, SENTINELS, BRAVEHEARTS. If they pick Sentinels, maybe they can do the electric slide dance when they score a TD.

  30. Yea, yea, yea Eagles fans. We get it. Your team had some injuries.

    Geez, I swear everyone would be undefeated if it weren’t for injuries, kickers and refs.

  31. Which team had all that advantage with continuity? Team will only get better with more and more reps. Could realistically finish 2nd in the division.

  32. greedyjimfromtonhicken says:
    September 13, 2020 at 6:59 pm
    From the second quarter on the Eagles looked like they were trying to lose. Like calling timeouts at the end of the first half when Washington had the ball and going for it on 4th down instead of punting the ball away.

    *******
    The timeouts before half was brilliant eagles got ball back with 30 seconds and Pederson had wide open reagor downfield and Wentz overthrew him easily would have been a touchdown if Wentz didn’t overthrow

  33. Wentz is so good that he’s bad…wait…what?

    Anyway, the Washington team could fool around and finish the season at 7-9 which is a huge step in the right direction.

    The Eagles are looking more like a 5-11 team.

  34. Great start for the Burgundy and Gold.. but it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Keep it up Ron Burgundy!!!

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