How it happened
Score at halftime: Redskins 17, Eagles 3
Score after third quarter: Redskins 24, Eagles 6
Team rushing yardage: Eagles 80, Redskins 169
Team passing yardage: Eagles 177, Redskins 192
Penalties-yards: Eagles 9-70, Redskins 13-80
Time of possession: Eagles 31:24, Redskins 28:36
Eagles’ best number: 16 (consecutive field goals made by place-kicker Alex Henery)
Eagles’ worst number: 3 (turnovers, including two interceptions by Nick Foles)
You had to be there
The Redskins are the only team in the NFL with their own marching band. The group performed during the pregame ceremonies as usual, playing “Hail to the Redskins” as it marched from one end zone to the other.
1. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (four touchdown passes, perfect 158.3 rating)
2. Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss (61-yard TD reception)
3. Redskins linebacker London Fletcher (team-high 12 tackles)
Any chance of an Eagles’ comeback ended in the third quarter when Moss caught a long pass from Griffin between Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin and safety Kurt Coleman at the 5-yard line, then tumbled into the end zone for a 61-yard touchdown that gave the Redskins a 24-6 lead.
Eagles’ best play
Running back LeSean McCoy used a great block by new starting right guard Jake Scott to gain 25 yards on a screen pass in the first quarter.
Eagles’ worst play
No one was covering Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson when Griffin spotted him in the end zone and hit him for a 49-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was the closest Eagles defender to him and he was 15 yards away.
Did you notice?
Scott started at right guard, Dennis Kelly started at right tackle, King Dunlap started at left tackle for the Eagles. ... Bryce Brown replaced Brandon Boykin as the kickoff returner. ... The offensive line committed four penalties in the first quarter. ... Tight end Brent Celek dropped two passes in the first half. ... Jason Babin had a sack in the third quarter to bring his season total to 41/2. He had 18 sacks last season. ... Foles threw interceptions in each of the Eagles’ first two possessions. He also fumbled twice, but the Eagles recovered. ... Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was carted off in the final two minutes with a concussion.
Eagles cornerback Domique Rodgers-Cromartie: “For a quarter and a half, we’re looking good. Then something slips and it keeps slipping.”
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan: “It was a nice win. I thought our guys played extremely hard. Not a perfect game, but I like what I saw.”
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