Philadelphia, PA (September 22, 2014) – The Washington Redskins lost a tough game to the Philadelphia Eagles 37-34 at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. This marked the third consecutive loss to their divisional rivals.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins had a remarkable day and finished the game 30-of-48 passes for 427 yards with three touchdowns and a passer rating of 103.4. However, when the Redskins needed a play at the end of the game, the offense couldn’t deliver after starting a drive on the Eagles 41 yard line with 1:47 left in the game.
After starting the drive with an ineffective run by Alfred Morris over the left tackle for no gain, Cousins threw incomplete passes and Philly took over on downs.
The Redskins perhaps could have been running our favorite play, the kneel down, at that time had the special teams unit played better on Sunday. In addition to Kai Forbath missing a 33 yard field gold attempt, the often maligned kick off coverage team gave up a 102 yard run back to Chris Polk for a score by the Eagles in the first quarter.
All in all, it was an excellent outing for the Redskins as they bottled up Eagles running back LeSean McCoy to 1.1 yards per carry and were threatening to win at the end.
The next Redskins game is against the NY Giants this Thursday at FedEx Field at 8:25 p.m.