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Fight Breaks Out During Redskins-Eagles Game After Hit on Nick Foles

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 21, 2014

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Sunday's game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles turned ugly in the fourth quarter after Washington defensive lineman Chris Baker blindsided Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles with a block.

During a Washington return of what appeared to be an interception, Baker sent Foles to the ground with a big hit. Things got out of control for a few minutes thereafter.

Update from Sept. 26:

Washington Post Redskins beat writer Mike Jones details fines handed out to players from both teams, stemming from the brawl:

Eagles T Jason Peters was fined $10,000 for unnecessarily striking an opponent in the head area after the play was over.

— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) September 26, 2014

Chris Baker was fined $8,268 for grabbing an opponent by the facemask in that Philly Game.

— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) September 26, 2014

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Baker and Eagles offensive lineman Jason Peters were ejected from the game. 

Update: Sept. 21 at 6:36 p.m. ET

The hit on Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles was obviously a topic of discussion after the game.

Foles said, via ESPN.com's Phil Sheridan, that it was “a dirty play. He got me pretty good.”

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Eagles lineman Jason Peters talked about the hit on Foles, via Sheridan: “He was cheap shotted. I mean, he cheap shotted [Foles] and he’s not even trying to make a play. So I just reacted. I shouldn't have did what I did, but I was just trying to protect my quarterback.”

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Update: Sept. 21 at 4:53 p.m. ET

ProFootballTalk tweeted that Baker and Peters will not be in danger of being suspended for their actions.

ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

Per source, Chris Baker and Jason Peters won't be subject to suspension following today's ejections.

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And the interception was overturned, so Philadelphia maintained possession and ultimately drove for a touchdown.

This game also featured a shoving match between Washington receiver DeSean Jackson and a couple of Eagles defenders in the first quarter.

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