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Eagles drop second straightto Redskins, 27-20

Landover, MD -  The Eagles came back down to earth and suffered their first loss of the season last week in Detroit.  The Birds gave up two 1st Quarter touchdowns, but battled back before their first two turnovers of the year cost them in the 4th Quarter, as they fell, 24-23 to the Lions.

Sunday afternoon, Carson Wentz and company were looking to get that bad taste out of their mouths as they opened up their NFC East schedule against the Redskins.  And early on it looked like a carbon copy of last week.

Washington went up 14-0 in the 2nd Quarter on two Kirk Cousins touchdowns.  The Eagles got back into the game as Wendell Smallwood returned a kickoff back 86 yards for a score.  Malcolm Jenkins then tied the game for the Birds returning an interception 64 yards for a touchdown.

But the Eagles shot themselves in the foot just before the half, as Fletcher Cox was flagged for roughing the passer, extending the Redskins drive.  One of 13 penalties on the Eagles Sunday for 114 yards.

Matt Jones would score from the one, he finished with 131 yards rushing.  The teams each hit on two field goals in the second half, but the Eagles couldn't score an offensive touchdown for the first time this season.

The Birds fall to 3-2, 27-20.  They host Sam Bradford and the Vikings on Sunday.

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