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Redskins Fall To The Eagles In Monday Night Matchup


The Washington Redskins are taking on the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field to start the season series with their division rival. Check out a running list of the highlights from the game.

Things did not start the way the Redskins would have hoped, with the Eagles scoring on the opening drive. However, after a defensive stop by Washington, the offense finally found its footing. Here, quarterback Colt McCoy connected with the birthday boy Josh Doctson for a 32-yard gain.

Though Washington's offense would eventually stall later in the drive, McCoy and company were able to move into field goal range. From there, kicker Dustin Hopkins converted a 44-yard field goal to cut the Eagles lead to 7-3.

In the second quarter, the Redskins offense took the field with the recently-signed Mark Sanchez at the helm. Luckily for Sanchez, all he had to do on his first play was hand the ball off, as running back Adrian Peterson did the rest. A 90-yard touchdown run gave Washington a 10-7 lead and tied Peterson with Jim Brown for fifth all-time on the rushing touchdown list with 106. The 90-yard scamper is the longest of AP's career.

Following the score, the Redskins defense kept the momentum going. Stopping the Eagles a few yards short of the goal line on third-and-goal, Washington would need one more stop on fourth-and-goal. Linebacker Zach Brown delivered, stuffing running back Josh Adams in the backfield and forcing a turnover on downs.

Philadelphia would score a touchdown to get back in front 14-10, but the Redskins would answer with a 47-yard field goal from Hopkins to head into the half trailing just 14-13.

For the second time on Monday night, the Redskins defense came up big in the red zone. This time, it was cornerback Josh Norman who came up with the key play, intercepting Carson Wentz and setting Washington's offense up with a chance to regain the lead.

With Washington unable to convert, the Eagles got back to work. A touchdown and two-point conversion put Philadelphia up 22-13. From there, two field goals on following drives gave them a 28-13 advantage. The Redskins offense had little success in the second half, unable to put up any points and battle back as Washington eventually dropped the Monday night contest.

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