After getting just four sacks in the first three games, the Redskins defense had five sacks in Sunday’s 23-20 win against Philadelphia. The Eagles’ injured offensive line was no match for coordinator Joe Barry’s defense.
The Redskins have demonstrated that by carving out larger roles for players such as Chris Baker, Jamison Crowder and Kyshoen Jarrett, they’ve become a hungrier and more productive team.
The Redskins tight end sustained a concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win against the Eagles. It’s the fourth known concussion Reed has been diagnosed with since high school and his second in three seasons.
Philbin was the first NFL coach fired this season when the Dolphins, who figured to content for a playoff spot, fell to 1-3 following a lackluster loss to the Jets on Sunday in London.
Smith is seeing more snaps at outside linebacker each week and played a season-high 30 snaps in Sunday’s 23-20 win against Philadelphia. Will he continue to take playing time from Trent Murphy or will the Redskins maintain a rotation?
Cousins led the Redskins on a 15-play, 90-yard drive and delivered the game-winning touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon. The Redskins’ quarterback finally showed he was capable of making the right decision in crunch time.
Culliver missed practice twice this week and was on the wrong end of two of the Eagles’ three touchdown passes in the Redskins’ 23-20 victory on Sunday.
Perhaps the Redskins’ most reliable receiver, Garcon’s four-yard touchdown catch with 26 seconds remaining helped give them a 23-20 victory over the Eagles on Sunday afternoon.
The return to respectability will be a long process in Washington, with inconsistency expected from time to time. Still, what Kirk Cousins and his teammates displayed on Sunday afternoon is a great source of optimism.
Plenty of questions about the Redskins were answered when Kirk Cousins engineered a late, go-ahead touchdown drive, but why they were facing a deficit after a 13-point halftime lead is still an issue.
The Redskins hadn’t put much pressure on opposing quarterbacks over the first three weeks, but they dropped Bradford, the Eagles’ quarterback, five times in the 23-20 victory on Sunday.
Cousins threw a touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon with 26 seconds remaining as the Redskins, once up 13 points, weathered the Eagles’ second-half rally to win, 23-20, on Sunday.