Philadelphia Eagles: Hot Start Leads to 59-28 Win Against Redskins

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Philadelphia Eagles: Hot Start Leads to 59-28 Win Against Redskins
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The Eagles had the chance to get redemption against the Redskins, and they didn’t fail to do so. On their first offensive play of the game, Michael Vick hooked up with DeSean Jackson for an 88-yard touchdown and it was all down hill from there for the Redskins.

After taking a 35-0 lead, the Eagles finally let the Redskins get on the board, but ended up with a 45-14 lead at halftime.

Vick led the Eagles to a win against the Colts, and came back to do even more damage against the Redskins. He ended up throwing for a total of four touchdowns and rushing for two more touchdowns.

Jerome Harrison, who the Eagles received in a trade for Mike Bell, had a very nice game and ended up rushing for over 100 yards on the day. We’ve seen LeSean McCoy have a very nice season, and it’s nice for him to get someone to step up behind him.

Defensively, the Eagles looked pretty solid, recording three touchdowns against the newly paid Donovan McNabb. They gave up a few big plays that you didn’t want to see them give up, but in the end, they had a huge cushion to play with and played pretty well.

Dimitri Patterson had another solid game in relief of Ellis Hobbs and it’s going to be hard for Hobbs to get back to his starting spot when he’s healthy again.

With the Cowboys upsetting the Giants on Sunday, it sets up a big game next Sunday against the Giants. It will be a battle for the outright lead of the NFC East, and with the way the Eagles played this week, the Giants have to be worried.

More analysis to come later this week.

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