But the Redskins' offensive line is not as good when it comes to run blocking as pass protection. Philly walked into FedExField, slapped the Washington Redskins around a little and walked out with a 30-17 victory. Overall, the Redskins turned the ball over four times, three of which were by Cousins, including a back-breaking interception in the red zone. One was returned for the Eagles' clinching score.
Darby wasn't involved in the play as Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins gained four yards on a 3rd-and-2 with 11:51 left in the second quarter. All in all, Wentz played a solid game throughout.
"I will start by saying I can be more accurate", said Cousins, who came in with the best QB rating against the Eagles among active players. With 16 games previous year, I was healthy. He threw off his back-foot unnecessarily, which caused the throw to sail well over Jamison Crowder's head.
The Redskins started off slowly, with Cousins misfiring to open receivers and receivers dropping balls that were on target.
Series notes: This meeting will be the 165th game between these two storied franchises.
No injuries reported for Washington. I just feel if someone is talking they respect your game.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz's 58-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor on the first possession of the 2017 National Football League season against the Washington Redskins is sure to make the team's highlight-reel by year's end.
"At the end of those games we were right there", Wentz said. Have thoughts on how the Eagles and Washington are performing?
Zach Ertz finished with eight receptions. He'll be out there on Sunday, but will that be enough to keep the second-year quarterback upright?
Up - Pocket mobility: Carson Wentz had an inconsistent, but productive day, completing 26-of-39 passes for 307 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Washington spent the offseason retooling its offense, swapping wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon for free agent addition Terrelle Pryor Sr. and 2016 first-round pick Josh Docston, who is hopefully finally healthy. The Eagles also added former Patriot running back LeGarrette Blount on a one-year deal while bidding good-bye to Ryan Mathews.
Even in winning, their was a ton of things that were exposed that are going to need to get worked out. An offside penalty negated a sack and gave the Eagles another first down.
He dropped a contested ball that ended a drive in the third quarter. "I've always respected Coach (Jim) Schwartz and their defense and the way they come after you".
On Tuesday, Wentz appeared at Eastern University's Olson Field with two of his teammates to discuss their faiths with The Associated Press' sports writer Rob Maaddi and his co-hosts during a live episode of the "Faith on the Field" AM radio show.
Can the Redskins defense hold up? Wentz threw to Alshon Jeffery for 28 yards to the Redskins 29.
The Eagles led by five points.
Jeffery is looking forward to going against cornerback Josh Norman, who likes to talk trash.
He faced immediate pressure on the interior of the line and tried to get the ball out before being sandwiched between Philadelphia's Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox. He gets lazy sometimes, but sometime's that's when plays are away from him.