Redskins QB Kirk Cousins shines against Philadelphia Eagles - ESPN
Sometimes it was a little play. Kirk Cousins ran a bootleg to his right, saw no one was open and quickly delivered to tight end Logan Paulsen. It gained four yards, but, more importantly it was a positive gain on a play in which Cousins had nothing. It happened a few times. It's partly why he wasn't sacked in 48 dropbacks. Sometimes it was more than that. Redskins coach Jay Gruden showed his confidence in Cousins on a third-and-1 play in the first quarter. And Cousins delivered. After faking the handoff, Cousins patiently watched tight end Niles Paul turn upfield along the sidelines and he delivered a perfect pass for a 37-yard gain.
If the Redskins had somehow recovered to win this game, it would have been -- could have been, I should say -- a season-defining win. It's not just about winning on the road. It would have been about what they had to overcome, in terms of special teams mishaps and penalties and injuries and losing a starter because of a brawl. They were in control, lost the momentum and still somehow found a way to have a chance to win. I like the resiliency, but they consistently make too many mistakes to overcome. They could have beaten Houston, too, if not for three plays that cost them 15 points. Woulda, coulda, you know?
The Washington Redskins have a short week to prepare for Thursday night’s matchup against the New York Giants at FedExField.
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 22, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Giants on Thursday night football. Five game notes from Redskins vs. Eagles As you will note, they are all on offense. —Kirk Cousins passed for 427 yards.
Jackson turned around and high-stepped into the end zone after hauling in the Kirk Cousins pass. He also flapped his arms in celebration, much to the annoyance of the home fans. "I was just playing the game with a lot of energy and a lot of excitement," Jackson said, asked to describe his emotions when he caught the touchdown. "That’s how I always played the game. I’ll never change that. I just tried to do the best I could to spark my team with energy and big plays and have everybody else feed off that." He added: "We wasn’t able to win the game, obviously. I’m kinda frustrated about that. But we’ll get another shot at them down the road."
Longtime Redskins practice squad member Chase Minnifield could find his way into the rotation at cornerback this Thursday against the New York Giants.
On the face of it you can make a case that they didn’t. At halftime, Alfred Morris had 17 carries for 62 yards. His average of 3.6 yards per carry wasn’t very impressive but he was running effectively, helping his team move the chains and build up a time of possession edge of 22:54 to 7:06. But it was a different story in the second half. Morris had just six carries for 14 yards. Considering that the Redskins trailed by more than one score for only a minute and a half that doesn’t seem to be enough.
PHILADELPHIA -- He reminded the Philadelphia Eagles of what they once had, a speed demon capable of turning games around. DeSean Jackson proved a poin
After spending the off-season vowing to improve, the Redskins special teams have given up touchdowns twice in three games this season.
Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins — making his first start of the season in place of an injured Robert Griffin III — threw for 427 yards and three touchdowns vs. the Eagles.
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.
PHILADELPHIA - In the third quarter of Sunday's game, Philadelphia's Darren Sproles fielded a punt at the Eagles 23. He was pulled down by the facemask by Washington defender Akeem Davis, but no penalty flag was thrown.
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.
The game of the day was the matchup between the Eagles and Redskins easily. The talk of the game will most likely be about the losing quarterback more than the winning quarterback. Maybe because we have seen Nick Foles do what Kirk Cousins did plenty of times. But for the Redskins the talk should be positive as Cousins made plenty of plays in the game, especially early on.