NFL 2014 Week 3 Highlights: Washington Redskins vs Philadelphia Eagles

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 | 0


Crucial NFC East positioning was on the line today (Sun., September 21, 2014) when the Washington Redskins went to Philadelphia to take on their rival Eagles. There was even more at stake in this contest, however, as former Eagles star receiver Desean Jackson signed with the Redskins following his unceremonious release this past offseason.

Jackson came into the game injured with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder, but he not surprisingly decided to take the field today. Jackson made an early catch and made his bad blood known by shoving some of his former teammates (courtesy of Vine):

The Redskins stormed out to an early lead on the shoulders of quarterback Kirk Cousins and wide receiver Pierre Garcon, who connected on this impressive catch before scoring on a 4-yard touchdown (Vine):

Things were looking good for Washington, but the Eagles stormed back with two touchdown passes from rookie Jordan Matthews. Here’s the second, which put the Eagles in front heading into halftime (Vine):

Cousins threw this 81-yard bomb to Jackson to quiet the Philly crowd early in the second half (Vine):

Foles responded by throwing this incredible score to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (Vine):

The Eagles added a 51-yard field goal by Cody Parkey, but Washington stormed back with a huge reception by Roy Helu, who capped off the drive with a score to cut the Eagles’ lead to 34-31 (Vine):  

The Eagles held off a late push by Washington to win an exciting game 37-34.

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