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Big V(oid): Eagles at Redskins Week 6 Recap
Ryan Kerrigan set the tone on the first play from scrimmage when he beat Brent Celek off the edge and ripped Carson Wentz’s jersey before dragging him to the ground. It didn’t get much better from there. Thirteen penalties, poor play calling, barely any help for your rookie right tackle going up against a Pro Bowler, no pressure on Kirk Cousins and no gap discipline in run defense. It was ugly. Cousins threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns, Matt Jones ran for 135 yards and a score and the Washington Redskins hung on for a 27-20 win over the Eagles on Sunday afternoon in a scoreline that could’ve been A LOT worse. Washington out-gained Philadelphia 493-239 in yards, held a 26-12 advantage in first downs, 67-48 margin in plays run, picked up 230 yards on the ground and was 7-of-13 on third down. And those 13 flags resulted into 114 penalty yards for the Eagles, who have now lost two straight coming out of the bye.