What happened: Washington shut down the Eagles and got great field position after a poor punt. But the Redskins squandered the opportunity, with another sack of Campbell pushing them out of field position. Washington stopped the Eagles on their next drive after two first downs and got the ball back deep in its own territory. That led to the team’s longest and most methodical drive of the night — and an all-too-familiar ending as Campbell fumbled the snap on fourth-and-goal at the 4. Washington kept the pressure on McNabb near the end zone, and the Eagles had to punt again. The Redskins finally capitalized and scored on a Fred Davis touchdown. After a failed onside kick, the Eagles kneeled to kill the clock.
Analysis: As has been their season-long tradition, the Redskins continued to pile up yardage in garbage time. But it’s nothing to build on because it’s just that: garbage time. Davis, subbing for the injured Cooley, made that clear with his wide-open drop in the end zone before he hauled in a score on the next play. Chalk up another loss (at home) for the Redskins, who this time get two weeks to think about it.
BY THE NUMBERS
6 Sacks of Jason Campbell by the blitz-happy Eagles, including a fourth-quarter hit by former Redskins pass rusher Chris Clemons.