Philadelphia Eagles Defeat Washington Redskins, 37-34

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Sep 21, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back

Chris Polk

(32) runs for a touchdown on a kickoff against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Washington put together two dominant drives early in the game, marching 82 and 87 yards behind Cousins on their first two possessions. Cousins hit Darrel Young and then Pierre Garcon for the touchdowns.

But somehow, despite the Washington football team moving the ball at will, the Eagles took a 21-20 lead into the locker room at halftime. The three biggest reasons for this stunning development were Nick Foles, Jordan Matthews and Chris Polk.

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Yes, you read that correctly. Chris Polk.

After Washington marched to a score on the opening drive of the game, the Eagles returned a kickoff for a touchdown for the first time since Quintin Demps in 2008 against the Baltimore Ravens. Polk went 102 yards to the house to tie the game at 7-7.