Sunday’s 37-34 Eagles win over the Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field was everything you would want in an NFC East rivalry game. Frustration, exhilaration, desperation, retribution, confrontations, altercations, ejections — all of it adding up to one of the more hard-fought games between these two division rivals in recent years.
Like the week leading to the game, Sunday’s bitter fight between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins became in large part about Jackson. His speed, injury, the fans’ reaction and the still-murky story behind Jackson’s release from the Eagles in the offseason forced him to be the headline.
Stephen Strasburg allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings Sunday to lead Washington to a 2-1 victory and a four-game sweep against the Marlins.
Not since Donovan McNabb in 2010 had a quarterback thrown for more than 400 yards; in fact, Cousins’ 427-yard output was the fourth-highest in a regular-season game in team history, behind Brad Johnson’s 471 yards in 1999, Mark Rypien’s 442 yards in 1991 and Doug Williams’ 430 yards in 1988.
Seattle (2-1) blew a 17-3 fourth-quarter lead, watching Denver tie the game at 20 on Peyton Manning’s 26-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Tamme with 18 seconds left in regulation and his 2-point conversion pass to Demaryius Thomas.
An already chippy game between division rivals took a violent turn Sunday when the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles ended up in a multiplayer fight that spilled onto the Washington sideline.
Tucker’s boot capped another challenging week for the Ravens (2-1), who continue to be dogged by questions surrounding running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence suspension.
Logano and Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski have both advanced to the next round. Four drivers will be eliminated drivers after every third race, and a win guarantees a driver an automatic berth into the next round. The first cutoff race is next week at Dover International Speedway.
General manager Brian MacLellan, appointed to the post in May when the contract of George McPhee wasn’t renewed, made no promises that Green would last in Washington. When asked if he could see Green remaining with the team past the upcoming season, MacLellan said he “would assume so,” because Green’s “a good player.
The play worked to perfection but Browns rookie running back Terrance West was called for an illegal shift, negating the 39-yard pickup.
Bironas married Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, in June. Police spokesman Don Aaron said a police chaplain was with her after the crash.
Hall, one of the Redskins’ starting cornerbacks, left the game with 10:36 to play in the third quarter while dropping back to cover Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. He appeared to get the leg caught in the grass and did not put any weight on the leg when he was helped to the sideline and then to the locker room.