4 Reactions after Philadelphia Eagles implode in Washington

Dwayne Haskins (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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3. The Philadelphia Eagles beat themselves in this one.

Carson Wentz threw two touchdowns, but he threw two interceptions as well that resulted in two Washington touchdowns. There was another bad-looking pick that Philly got bailed out on after Matt Ioannidis jumped offsides and that late-game fumble by Wentz that led to a Washington field goal that, in essence, put the game out of reach.

Wentz doesn’t seem to be over those fumbling issues as he put the ball on the field in the first quarter. Jason Kelce jumped on that one though.

There were highlights, but there were more lowlights. John Hightower dropped an easy pass in the second quarter but Troy Apke bailed him out with an unnecessary roughness penalty. ’11’ also overthrew Reagor deep on what should have been a touchdown. Wentz was sacked eight times, more than you would have liked if you’re a ‘Birds’ fan (the most in one game during his career) but it must be noted. This is a long season, and 15 games remain. This team has tons to discuss before Week 2’s game.

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4. How about that Philadelphia Eagles defense?

Yeah, Logan Thomas was wide open on that touchdown catch from Dwayne Haskins, and yes, you would have liked to have seen the defense stand up following those two Carson Wentz turnovers. Even still, the defense kept this team in this one as best they could, but after Vinny Curry and Brandon Graham both left the game with injuries (and didn’t return), the writing was pretty much on the wall. It’s hard to beat anyone when you keep giving them short fields.

This unit has shown that they can keep this team in games, but they were put in some bad spots all afternoon. This team has a lot to fix in the coming week. Philly’s winning streak over Washington ends at six games, and what’s worse is this. They’re 0-1 with a loss in the division.