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1 - The Redskins went into the game winless in their past eight against rookie quarterbacks, but they got off to a pretty good start against the Eagles'Nick Foles. DeAngelo Hall intercepted Foles‘ second pass and put the Skins in business on the Philadelphia 9. Robert Griffin III hit Darrel Young with a scoring pass on the second play. Washington also intercepted Foles on the next drive. Foles was 9-15 for 109 yards but those two picks hurt. Philadelphia was down 7-0 and driving at quarter’s end.
2 -Foles‘ interception total stayed at two throughout the quarter, but the Skins still tacked on 10 points and took a 17-3 lead into the break. Early in the quarter, Philadelphia basically left Aldrick Robinson uncovered and Griffin hit him for an easy 49-yard touchdown. As the half wound down, Ryan Kerrigan recovered an Eagles’ fumble with 27 seconds left and the Redskins closed the half with a 25-yard field goal from Kai Forbath.
Play of the game: Five plays and 1:47 in, Washington led 7-0 despite not having the ball first. That’s because London Fletcher tipped rookie Nick Foles‘ second pass of the day. De Angelo Hall corraled the ball and returned it 22 yards to the Eagles’ 9. That set the tone early. Robert Griffin III found Darrel Young with a 6-yard scoring pass on second down.
3 - Philadelphia isn’t having a good season. It does have an interesting streak going. It has now scored on its first possession of the second half in nine straight games after Alex Henery hit a 42-yarder (his 16th straight make) in the third quarter. That was the Eagles’ only scoring of the period, though. Washington’s offense didn’t do too much, but RG3 found Santana Moss for a 61-yard touchdown that gave Washington a 24-6 lead.
4 - Redskins fans would probably be happy with one touchdown pass out of RG3 for every quarter he plays. That’s what they got Sunday, as Griffin added a 17-yarder to Logan Paulsen to close the scoring. The four TD passes are a career high. It was a pretty good day for the Skins’ rookie QB. He went 14-15 passing for 200 yards and rushed another 84 yards.
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