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- Washington was doing a good job offensively early in the game but they panicked and abandoned the running game early. Also, their wide receivers appeared to not know what to do at various times and had a hard time getting lined up. Philadelphia brought pressure early and that paid rewards for them later in the game. The defensive line for the Eagles set the tone for the rest of the defense.
- Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson has taken the wraps off QB Carson Wentz, a second year starter who is now showing off the full extent of their playbook. They are showing multiple formations, and are using tempo, and much of their offensive personnel.
- Early on the Eagles were not able to protect QB Wentz. The Redskins were able to push back the interior OL and were winning at the perimeter. They tried to block LB Ryan Kerrigan with a tight end but didn’t work. The Redskins clearly missed CB Josh Norman. Safety DJ Swearinger was frequently picked on in coverage. Washington tried to hide him by using him on blitzes, but that stopped working midway through the second quarter.
- Nearly halfway through the season, the Eagles are a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Despite being down early on, they are one of a few teams in the league that can control a game from start to finish.
- Washington went down three scores with just under six minutes left in the game at 34-17, but instead of going two-minute offense immediately, they continued to huddle.
- On 3rd and 6, with about 13 minutes left in the game, RB Corey Clement of the Eagles took a hand off but appeared to be about a yard short of the first down marker. He is given a favorable spot that gives the Eagles a first down. Washington Head Coach Jay Gruden never challenged this in a one score game.