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.
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.