Redskins Dominate Eagles in Week 6

Trevon Smith '19, Staff Writer

The Washington Redskins came into week six 3-2 and in 3rd place in the NFC East. They were set to face off against the Philadelphia Eagles in a big  divisional match up. The Redskins have had trouble stopping the run and they wanted to key in on that against the infamous Eagle run attack. Washington did not disappoint; this was the first game this season where they showed who they truly are on the field.

In the first possession, the Redskins DE Ryan Kerrigan got to the Eagles QB twice and caused a quick punt for the Eagles. This would continue #allday as the Redskins defense got to Wentz just about every time he dropped back for a pass.

The Redskins offense quickly put up two touchdown passes from QB Kirk Cousins and got out to a 14-0 lead. But TE Vernon Davis got called for a controversial 15 yard excessive celebration penalty that would be added to the ensuing  kickoff. The Eagles would then return the kick back for a much needed touchdown.

The next drive for the Redskins resulted for a Pick 6 for Safety Malcolm Jenkins. The Redskins offense would regroup and would end up scoring a touchdown next possession and they would proceed to dominate the rest of the game as the Eagles simply could not score.

Final score? 27-20, Redskins. This was a win that moves them to second place in the division.

Sunday, Washington travels to Detroit to face the Lions. A win will continue the momentum as they continue to fight for the NFC East. #HTTR