In their second appearance on Monday night in 2018, the Redskins traveled to the City of Brotherly Love to face reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. The matchup marked the first time Washington had a defending champion since 2014, when the Redskins traveled to the New England Patriots in Foxboro.
Washington fought well, but the injury error was too much to overcome. The redskins fell 28-13. With the loss, their second street against a division enemy, Washington sinks to 6: 6, while the Eagles climb to a corresponding 6: 6 record.
The problems of the Redskins Monday Night Football are well documented. Since 1
Washington won the opening match and opted for the postponement so that the Eagles' attack could take its first opening run. Carson Wentz effortlessly passed the offense across the field as they drew 75 yards over 12 games, resulting in a touchdown catch on the newly acquired Golden Tate, which gave the Eagles a 7-0 lead. The journey lasted for almost seven and a half minutes, and Wentz was a perfect five-on-five against the air as Philadelphia put the first quarter on the board for the first time in six games.
Both teams exchanged three-quarters, and the Redskins edged into Eagles territory later in the quarter, though they were content with a Dustin Hopkins 44-yard field goal as the quarter began to reduce the deficit to four , With no points to register in the first quarter, the Redskins goalless series extended to five games in the first quarter, possibly calling into question their decision to postpone the opening.
As the Eagles marched into the Redskins area, Washington's gaze turned to the sideline as Colt McCoy had to practice drop-backs for an ankle injury and had to go to the locker room with the training staff. At half-time it became known that McCoy had broken his right fibula, and as Alex Smith was two weeks ahead of him, his season ended prematurely.
After only two weeks in the Redskins field, Mark Sanchez was called into active service
In the first game after the Redskins 'chase, Adrian Peterson made a single cut, blew through the Eagles' defense and sprinted a 90-minute career Meters to score and reach 10-7. The touchdown was the 106th of Peterson's career, which ties in Jim Brown's career brand.
Philadelphia reacted quickly with a ride that was reminiscent of their first game, but a big stop by Zach Brown against Josh Adams in fourth place and the goal from a yard line kept the Eagles without points.
Washington escaped unscathed as Ryan Anderson went down with a thigh injury.
After more than two minutes, the Eagles quickly overcame the Torstrich error and moved in only three games with the help of 40 yards fifteen yards when the pass penalty against Greg Stroman became hard, and Darren Sproles pushed 14 meters clear of the left and got the lead back at 14-10.
Mark Sanchez showed a rhythm and drew Washington with the help of a few yards after the catch it was an arduous rebound, but the ride came to a halt, and Dustin Hopkins reduced the deficit to 14-13 with a 47-yard field-hit.
In addition, Sanchez gave us this special moment, proving that time is a flat circle:
In the first half of the game, the Eagles won Washington 218-199 in total and doubled their first production. 7. In addition, Philadelphia retained control of the clock with more than eight minutes difference from 19:20 to 10:40.
The Redskins sank the opening move of the second half, extending the series of goalless first drives of the second half to a staggering 24 games.
Philadelphia threatened to force Washington to pay, scored 70 yards in eight games before Josh Norman stiffened it, picking up Wentz in the end zone and bringing him back to the 38-yard line so as not to fall in a deeper Deficit.
The choice fell on Norman, the season's 13th goal of the season, the 13th of his career, and his first win against the Eagles.
Washington was unable to take advantage of sales, and both teams scored no points in the third quarter.
In the second quarter of the fourth quarter, Jordan Matthews beat Danny Johnson on a sloping route from six meters away. A two-point conversion was successful on an out-route from Golden Tate to give the Eagles a 22:13 lead.
Sanchez then made his first critical mistake and was caught by Nathan Gerry on an Out When he was looking for Maurice Harris, he turned into a 46-yard field play by Jake Elliott and increased the lead of the Eagles to 25-13 less than 12 minutes.
The defense of Washington disappeared in the fourth quarter, ending just under 36 second half-yards. Similar to the first time the Eagles controlled ball possession time, they struck a field goal and ended the game to defeat Washington with a 28-13 final.
Colt McCoy was out 4: 4 for 50 yards in just a quarter of the game before he gave way to Sanchez, who finished 13 of 21 with 100 meters through the air with no touchdowns and a cushioning in relief.
Josh Doctson was a leading receiver in Washington with only 51 moves for 51 yards in front of a battered Eagles Secondary who missed six cornerbacks due to injury, while Jamison Crowder recorded four catches for 36 yards following his injury.
On the ground, Adrian Peterson struggled through an injured shoulder, scoring 98 yards at nine transmissions, which was eight meters for the count and eighty-meter touchdown run for the count. In addition, Veteran Back is the first Redskins Russian to exceed 800 yards since Alfred Morris in 2016. Chris Thompson returned after six games on the shelf to count only three rush for three yards and three catches for 18 yards.
Defensively, Zach Brown and Fabian Moreau led with nine tackles each, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix scored seven stops, while Josh Norman recorded two tackles and a pick.
Carson Wentz finished 27/39 for 306 yards. two touchdowns and an interception.
Josh Norman was fitted almost exclusively to Alshon Jeffery, who finished three yards with catches, but 31 was the Eagles' leading recipient with Golden Tate with 85 yards on seven moves. Josh Adams led the Eagles Rushers with 20 carries for 85 yards, Corey Clement added five rushes for 27 yards and Darren Sproles added four touches for 22 yards and a touchdown.
Washington's injury problems increased. Besides the loss of McCoy and Ryan Anderson, both guards sank: Jonathan Cooper in the first half and Tony Bergstrom in the second.
The Eagles have now won five Monday night games against Washington, beating 2-2. Since Monday there are 15 games since 2008. Since then, the hopes for the postseason are unquestionable. After taking the lead in NFC East for most of the season, the Redskins' team went down with back losses and is now in third division. In addition, the loss of Colt McCoy, a quarterback who has offered his backup for several seasons over Jay Gruden's offense, gives cause for serious concern for the remainder of the season. While the hopes of the Redskins are not completely wiped out, their hopes for success and their error rate are decreasing day by day.