The Washington Redskins comeback attempt falls short as they lose to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Stat of the Day: Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson and Aldrick Robinson combined for just five catches.
Player of the Game: Alfred Morris– Morris had 93 rushing yards on 22 carries.
TURNING POINT: In an attempt to throw the ball out of the back of the end zone, RG3 floated a bad pass that was intercepted, sealing the Redskins fate.
The Good (Really struggled to fill this category):
1. The second half defense- Chip Kelly may have taken his foot off the gas but the Redskins held the Eagles to just one second half touchdown.
1. The entire first half- The Redskins had 10 days to prepare and let the Eagles take a 17-0 lead to halftime.
2. The wide receivers- Once again, receivers were too easily covered. Jordan Reed went out with a concussion and besides Pierre Garcon nobody had more than three catches.
3. The offense- RG3 was sacked four times, threw an avoidable interception and looked out of rhythm for three quarters. It was/ has been a collective failure: Washington’s offensive line has regressed, the receivers aren’t very good with the exception of Garcon/Reed, play calling has been vanilla.
4. Missed tackles- I know LeSean McCoy is hard to bring down but it’s becoming a repetitive issue for the Redskins defense.
Inconsistency has been the only consistent thing from the Redskins. Washington’s offense followed up a pretty good game in Minnesota with a lackluster performance in Philadelphia.
The Redskins defense looked better than they did in Week 1 but that’s not saying much.
Special Teams- D
Sav Rocca only averaged 37 yards a punt and new punt returner Nick Williams didn’t really have an impact.
Who’s next: The Redskins (3-7) come home to play San Francisco (6-4) on Monday night.