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Two Halves Make A Whole

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Let's start off by saying that if an NFL game was only 30 minutes long, then the Redskins would have left Philly with an easy win. They out controlled the Eagles with 16:41 on Time of Possession. It only took them 4:06 on their opening drive to go 80 yards in 7 plays when Keenum hit Vernon Davis on a short pass to the right sideline. Davis would hurdle the defender, not get touched down, and take it to the End Zone to hush the crowd. 

 

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Rookie WR Terry McLaurin would introduce himself to the League in their 3rd drive. The drive started with a 2 yard run by Guice, a Time Out, and then Keenum hits McLaurin for a 69 yard Touchdown. This 52 second drive put the Redskins up 17-0 & in cruise control. 

 

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It wouldn't be until a little over four minutes before the Half that the Eagles would avoid the shut out as the Defense would get torched by DJax for his first touchdown of 51 yards. It was like the old days before Chip Kelly released him and the Skins signed him. It doesn't matter who's running the Defense or who's playing on Defense, it just seems that the Redskins have yet to find a way to stop him. Well, except for that time they signed him. Maybe they should have found the cap space to re-sign him.

 

For an Offense that was believed to go through Guice and the run game, Guice could never get going in the First Half. Philly would continue to stack the box & take away the run. Even if AP wasn't a healthy scratch today, he may not have made much of a difference. The run game game managed to sputter out a measly 31 yards. Case Keenum managed to overcome this though the air with 257 passing yards.

 

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At the Half it was Redskins 20 - Eagles 7. 

 

And then the wheels came off. In the Second Half the Eagles would flip the script and control the clock. The Eagles would come back with three unanswered touchdowns, one with a 2 point conversion, and a field goal. It would take the Redskins all the way to the final seconds of the game before they'd score again. Keenum would hit Quinn with a 4 yard touchdown pass to cut the final score to 32-27. 

 

 

 

 

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