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Washington Redskins Week 6 Review: Skins Romp Eagles

rushing attack Keith Allison


Led by a tenacious defense and powerful rushing attack, the Washington Redskins defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27- 20 on Sunday afternoon.

The rushing attack for the Washington Redskins appears to have found its footing. After posting their most rushing yards in a game since 2012, Washington extended its winning streak to four games. Ironically, the win was Washington’s fourth straight over the Philadelphia Eagles. The last time the Eagles dropped four straight to the Redskins, was from 1985-87.

Going into Sunday’s game with the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia was second in total defense and third in rushing defense. The Eagles also led the NFL in scoring defense with 12.8 points per game. Carson Wentz was arguably playing the best football among all quarterbacks in the NFC East. Philadelphia also led the NFL in time of possession.

Yet it was the Redskins dominating the clock and playing stifling defense. The rushing attack for Washington rushed for 230 rushing yards. At one point, Cousins and company ran 39 straight offensive plays. For the second straight week, the Redskins faced a top- 5 defense. Once again, the Redskins defense outplayed the competition. Fueled by Ryan Kerrigan’s 2.5 sacks, Washington logged a season-high five sacks.

Wentz had his worst game of his young career as he was 11/22 for 179 yards. For the fourth consecutive game, the Redskins defense did not allow a touchdown in the second half.

Redskins Run Wild

Jay Gruden and Sean McVay leaned heavily on the three-headed monster of Matt Jones, Robert Kelley, and Chris Thompson. Jones finished with 16 carries 135 yards and a touchdown. His 57-yard run on 3rd and 7 late in the game, essentially iced the victory for Washington. Kelley had the finest game of his young career. “Fat Rob” was the second leading rusher on the day with five touches on 59 yards. His longest rush was for 45 yards. Third-down back Chris Thompson added 37 yards on nine carries. The Redskins averaged a whopping seven yards per carry.

No Jordan Reed, No Problem

With tight-end Jordan Reed missing the game due to a concussion, Kirk Cousins had to rely on the other receivers. Vernon Davis, Jamison Crowder, DeSean Jackson, and Pierre Garcon all accumulated at least 50 receiving yards. Davis and Crowder caught the lone touchdowns. The offense got Jackson involved early and often, and Garcon led the team in receiving with six catches for 77 yards.

Numbers Never Lie

  • The Washington Redskins out gained the Philadelphia Eagles by 254 yards. (493-239)
  • Washington had double the amount of first downs than Philadelphia (26-12)
  • Washington only had one more drive than Philly (11-10) but ran 19 more plays (67-48)
  • The Redskins registered five sacks, the Eagles managed zero
  • Philadelphia lost the time of possession battle (25:47-34:14)
  • The Eagles were o/1 in the redzone, Washington was 3/5
  • Penalties hampered the Eagles as they committed 13 for 114 yards Washington had nine for 75 yards

The Redskins travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions, Sunday at 1:00 pm.