However, the Eagles were resilient and at times impressive taking a 20-3 lead at halftime. Philadelphia would attempt to sit on the lead and play a more ball control-oriented game while the Redskins struggled to come back during the second half.
In fact, Washington would not even start to threaten the Eagles until Mike Shanahan pulled Rex Grossman for backup John Beck after Grossman’s fourth interception of the game.
It was Beck who led the offense down the field early in the fourth quarter to make it a one possession game, but the Redskins were unable to threaten after that and were eventually defeated.
Let’s take a look at a few things we learned, or need to ask, about the Redskins in Sunday’s rivalry game against the Eagles.