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Philadelphia Overcomes Sloppy Start To Beat Washington

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The Eagles Shake Off Sloppy Start To Place A Tight Grip On The NFC East

It was one of the worst starts for an NFL team this season. The Philadelphia Eagles started off the game with four penalties on their first four snaps. Philly started their first offensive drive of the game on their 25-yard line and was pushed back to their 2-yard line due to sanctions. The Washington Redskins intercepted Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz on a 2nd and 31 from Philadelphia’s 4-yard line trying to take a deep shot downfield. Although the Eagles had a sloppy start to the game, they managed to pull out a 34-24 victory over their bitter NFC East rivals. The Eagles quarterback could not have done it without his teammates.

Rookie Defensive End Derek Barnett’s Coming Out Party

The Eagles drafted Derek Barnett in the first-round with the 14th pick in this year’s NFL Draft to bolster their already talented defensive line. Philadelphia selected Barnett because of his ability to change games, and he displayed that ability last night against the Washington Redskins. Barnett sacked Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins twice and demonstrated why the Eagles spent a first-round pick on him.

A Mack Hollins Sighting!

Another Eagles rookie made an impact against the Redskins. Wide receiver Mack Hollins from North Carolina caught his first NFL touchdown against Washington. Hollins snagged a 64-yard bomb from Wentz that helped the Eagles tie the game after their sloppy start on offense. The touchdown was Hollins’ only catch of the game, but it was a big one. Eagles fans should hope head coach Doug Pederson tries to involve Hollins more in games.

Malcolm Jenkins Is The Heart Of The Philadelphia Defense

Philadelphia has been dealing with injuries to their secondary all season. However, they still have the heart of their defense and his name is Malcolm Jenkins. Jenkins is a defensive leader with the way he plays the game and how involved he is on every single play. The safety finished the game with ten tackles and a sack. One of his tackles involved stopping the Redskins on third down and forcing them to punt before the half.

Carson Wentz Continues To Shock His Critics

The sophomore quarterback is putting up numbers like a seasoned vet. Wentz is the first Eagles quarterback to throw for three or more touchdowns in three straight games since 1953. The Eagles quarterback also surpassed his touchdown total from last year (16) after only seven games and now has 17. Safety Malcolm Jenkins was asked to describe Wentz with one word, and his response was “magic.” Also, Wentz is even using his feet to extend plays, which makes him a hard quarterback to stop. The Eagles offense overcame a sloppy start and showed some resiliency by sticking to their game plan.

It’s Not All Good News In Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Eagles have swept the Washington Redskins for the first time since 2013. If they want to repeat history, they are going to have to do it without two significant players. After rupturing his Achilles in last night’s game, linebacker Jordan Hicks will miss the remainder of the season. Left tackle Jason Peters’ MRI has revealed a torn ACL and MCL. Sadly, he will not be returning this season. Only time will tell if the offense will be able to survive Peters’ injury. However, the Eagles are still 6-1 and have a perfect 3-0 record in the NFC East. It’s up to Wentz and the rest of the team to keep the party going in Philadelphia.