Washington Football Team vs. Philadelphia Eagles Game Recap:
The Washington Football Team defeated the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, 27-17, giving head coach Ron Rivera his first win with Washington.
After finding themselves down 17-0, Washington scored 27 unanswered points to get the win.
Due to poor secondary play and offsides penalties, the Eagles scored on three out of their first four possessions of the game. The Eagles looked like they were going to run away with this game, but a Fabian Moreau interception started the turnaround for Washington. The Eagles took over with 1:44 left in the second quarter, and the next play Fabian Moreau got an interception. Washington quarterback, Dwayne Haskins, connected with Logan Thomas for the team’s first touchdown. From this moment forward, Washington dominated.
A little more than five and half minutes into the start of the third quarter, Washington cut the deficit to three following a Peyton Barber one-yard touchdown run. Neither team would score for the remainder of the third quarter.
Duston Hopkins tied the game for Washington with a 33-yard field goal: 45 seconds into the fourth quarter. Eight minutes after tying the game, Barber scored his second touchdown of the game, putting his team up for good, with 6:13 left in the fourth.
Hopkins would ice the game with a 40-yard field goal at 3:25, remaining following the Eagles turnover on downs the previous drive.
Washington was able to come back thanks in part to the play of their D-line. Led by Ryan Kerrigan, the defensive line picked up eight sacks.
Ryan Kerrigan is now the franchise all-time sack leader, with 92. In his NFL debut, rookie Chase Young had 1.5 sacks.
Washington (1-0) heads to Arizona next Sunday for a matchup with the Cardinals (1-0), who knocked off the 49ers today. Kick-off is set for 4:05 PM EST.