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Redskins vs. Eagles Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis

Redskins vs. Eagles Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis

The Redskins host the Eagles in a pivotal NFC East clash today at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX.

The Redskins (3-2) have won three consecutive games and could leap to the head of the class in the NFC with a win over the Eagles (4-1), a team looking to bounce back from a close loss to the Lions in Week 5, their first of the season.

Before the game begins, tune into "Redskins Kickoff" at noon, only on CSN. (Channel Finder)

CSN Mid-Atlantic is providing live updates of the game, with stats, highlights and analysis.

As always, this page will serve as your gamethread. Leave any and all comments below.


Redskins vs. Eagles Live Updates


11:45 a.m. - Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland, is active. He and Josh Norman will be embroiled in a fun matchup with Eagles WRs Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor.

11:35 a.m. - Redskins WR Pierre Garcon and DT Ricky-Jean Francois, who spent their off days on Monday in Haiti helping with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts, had a special set of cleats for the pregame routine in Week 6 against the Eagles. 

11:30 a.m. - The inactive list for Redskins vs. Eagles is here. As we already know, Jordan Reed is OUT. Rookies Su'a Cravens and Josh Doctson are OUT as well. Four other Redskins will be on the shelf for the Eagles game. 

11:25 a.m. - Hi all. Welcome to the live blog for Week 6 between the Redskins and Eagles. I am your esteemed host for the afternoon. Be sure to follow Redskins Insiders JP FInlay and Rich Tandler, and our CSN Redskins account.

12:34 p.m. - Max Scherzer probably would have liked to be at Wrigley Field pitching in the NL Championship Series. But now that the Nationals' season is over, their ace is spending time hanging out at other D.C. area sporting events. He was at the Caps game last night, and here he is at FedEx Field before the Redskins and Eagles face off. 

Here's our JP Finlay talking with Scherzer


1:16 p.m. — The Redskins defense is off to a good start. On the Eagles' first drive of the game, Ryan Kerrigan registered a sack and a half on rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. And the youngster has the rips on his jersey to prove it, too. 

1:27 p.m. — Things are getting chippy already between the Redskins and Eagles. So much so that left tackle Trent Williams swung on a Philly defender. Don't mess with the big man. 

1:39 p.m. — And the Redskins are on the board first! Kirk Cousins hits Jamison Crowder for a 16 yard touchdown catch and it's 7-0 Washington late in the first quarter. 


1:57 p.m. — And another one! Cousins finds Vernon Davis and the Redskins take a 14-0 lead over the Eagles early in the second quarter. 

2:00 p.m. — Besides pretending to shoot a bow and arrow, another thing you can't do in the NFL is pretend to play basketball in the endzone. Davis was flagged for excessive celebration after his second-quarter score. 

2:02 p.m. — Well, that didn't take long. The Eagles strike back immediately as Wendell Smallwood runs back the kickoff for a touchdown. It's 14-7 Redskins. 

2:12 p.m. — Aaaand we're tied. The offense was rolling into Eagles territory before Cousins threw an interception for a touchdown to safety Malcolm Jenkins. It's 14-14. 

2:30 p.m. — Redskins respond with a touchdown drive capped off by a Matt Jones run from one yard out. It's 21-14 as the two teams head to halftime. 


irst quarter           

Crowder 16 pass from Cousins (Hopkins kick)

Drive: 3 plays, 71 yards, 1:31

Drive summary: The Redskins’ stagnant offense got a spark when Kirk Cousins found DeSean Jackson open on the right side for 35 yards down to the Eagles 31. After Matt Jones powered for 15 yards, Cousins hit Crowder with a beautiful pass in the left corner of the end zone for the touchdown.

Redskins 7, Eagles 0 0:51           


Second quarter

Davis 13 pass from Cousins

Drive: 9 plays, 90 yards, 5:31

Drive summary: The Redskins started in a hole at their own 10. Cousins got the initial first down with a nice scramble for nine yards on third and seven. Rookie Robert Kelley then headed left, got through the line, cut back to the right, and rumbled 45 yards to the Eagles 33. Runs by Kelley and Chris Thompson set up another first down at the 18. Three plays later on third and five, Cousins found Vernon Davis all alone in the middle of the end zone for the touchdown.

Redskins 14, Eagles 0 7:48         


Smallwood 86 kickoff return (Sturgis kick)

Drive: --

Drive summary: After a celebration penalty on Vernon Davis’ touchdown the Redskins kicked off from their own 20. Smallwood took it at the 14 headed straight up the left side and bolted 86 yards for the touchdown

Redskins 14, Eagles 7 7:37


Jenkins 66 interception return

Drive: --

Drive summary: The Redskins had a nice drive going until Cousins tried to throw to Davis under duress. Malcolm Jenkins was all over the receiver and picked off the pass. Cousins was the only obstacle between Jenkins and the end zone and he easily eluded the quarterback for the 64-yard return.

Redskins 14, Eagles 14 3:55      


Jones 1 run (Hopkins kick)

Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 3:49

Drive summary: The Redskins got going with a 22-yard run by Matt Jones. Then Jones ran for another six and Robert Kelley fought for six more and another first down. On third and five at the 32 Cousins found Garçon open for a gain of 13 to the 19. Then Cousins went to Garcon over the middle for 15 yards to the four. On third and goal from the four, Cousins threw incomplete but the Eagles were flagged for roughing the passer. It took three plays to get it in from the two but Jones went wide left on third and goal at the one for the touchdown.

Redskins 21, Eagles 14 0:06


2:58 p.m. — The Redskins tack on a field goal to extend their lead to 24-14 with 8:40 left in the third quarter. For the first time in what feels like forever, the defense will get a chance to stop the Eagles' offense. 

3:23 p.m — That's the quarter. Redskins still lead the Eagles 24-14 with 15 minutes to play. Cousins is 17-of-29 for 226 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, and the offense has run for 153 yards. Can Washington close this one out? 


3:30 p.m. — Eagles score their first points of the day on offense on a 38-yard field goal, cutting the Redskins lead to 24-17. 

3:41 p.m. — Dustin Hopkins is money. The kicker hits a 50-yard field goal to give the Redskins a 27-17 lead with 9:43 left in regulation. 

3:50 p.m. — The Eagles are definietely helping the Redskins out in this one. 


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Three Monday visitors to Redskins Park could determine team's free agency strategy going forward

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Three Monday visitors to Redskins Park could determine team's free agency strategy going forward

The Redskins are having three visitors today in Ashburn. Depending on how they go, they could mostly be done with free agency or still pushing to fill some needs.

They have been making an effort to hire one of the top defensive linemen on the market since before free agency actually started. They had former Jet Muhammad Wilkerson in for a visit last Tuesday, something they could do because Wilkerson had been released. The team put on a good sales push that lasted most of the day, but Wilkerson left without a deal. Shortly after he left he decided to sign with the Packers.

They made runs at Dontari Poe and Sheldon Richardson, but they signed with the Panthers and Vikings, respectively. The prospects were looking slim until the Colts decided to cut Jonathan Hankins on Saturday. He weighs 320 pounds and turned 25 on January 1. Hankins probably isn’t going to make any All-Pro teams or post double-digit sacks, but he will help you stop the run for the next half-decade, at least. In case you haven’t noticed, that’s the Redskins’ biggest defensive problem for the last several seasons.


Hankins is visiting today and he is someone the Redskins would very much like to sign. The other two visitors may be fallback plans.

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick is a veteran who can play in the slot. That is what the Redskins are looking for but Scandrick does not appear to be their first choice. Last week they had former Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in for an extended visit that included a physical. However, they could not come together on money. Scandrick, who has missed time with injuries in each of the last two years, could be an alternative to Rodgers-Cromartie or it could be that he is being used to put some pressure on the Redskins’ preferred choice.

Edge rusher Pernell McPhee is also clearly a second choice. The Redskins have an offer on the table for Junior Galette to return. He tweeted yesterday that the Redskins were the best fit for him but that the money “has to be fair.”

McPhee has played well but injuries have limited his impact the last two years. He started the 2016 season on injured reserve with a knee injury and he missed a total of seven games. Last year he missed three games with shoulder and knee injuries.


The Redskins likely are interested in McPhee for the right price. That price is considerably less than the $7 million he was going to make from the Bears this year before they let him go on February 26. There does not seem to be a hot market for his services; he has been a free agent for three and a half weeks and this is his first reported visit.

The Redskins would rather bring back Galette, who was much more effective as a pass rusher last year than his three sacks would indicate. But the price has to be right for both sides and apparently there is some work to be done towards working that out.

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.


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Need to Know: Looking at the Redskins' offensive depth chart after early phase of free agency

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Need to Know: Looking at the Redskins' offensive depth chart after early phase of free agency

Here is what you need to know on this Monday, March 19, 38 days before the NFL draft.  

Free agency notes and nuggets

Looking at the 2018 depth chart—offense

The Redskins are likely to make a few more free agent acquisitions and there is the draft, but the depth chart is beginning to settle in. Let’s take a look at where the offensive side of the ball stands now. The defense is up tomorrow

Quarterback: Alex Smith
Backups: Colt McCoy

The only question here is if the Redskins will draft a late-round project quarterback to develop as the backup. McCoy is in the last year of his contract and he may not be back in 2019.

Running back: Samaje Perine
Backups: Chris Thompson, Rob Kelley, draft pick

This is an area to watch. Thompson could end up being the only carryover if they get a draft pick who can start and decide to keep 2017 late-season addition Kapri Bibbs or if they find another veteran. They also could go with only three running backs.

Wide receivers: Josh Doctson, Paul Richardson, Jamison Crowder
Backups: Maurice Harris, Robert Davis, Brian Quick

They may not carry six, so Harris, Davis, and Quick might battle it out for two spots. It’s possible that they will put a draft pick into the mix as well.

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Tight end: Jordan Reed
Backups: Vernon Davis, Jeremy Sprinkle

As of right now, this appears to be one of the few position groups you can write in with a Sharpie. If the Redskins are going to be better in 2018, a lot of the improvement will have to come from improvement of 2017 draft picks like Sprinkle. If he can develop into a solid blocker and a moderate receiving threat he will be an asset.

Offensive line: LT Trent Williams, LG Arie Kouandjio, C Chase Roullier RG Brandon Scherff, RT Morgan Moses
Backups: T Ty Nsekhe, G/T Tyler Catalina, G Kyle Kalis, T T.J. Clemmings

Kouandjio is a placeholder at left guard for the moment. He was solid pass blocking but struggled in run blocking in six starts in injury fill-in duty. I think that if they bring in another interior O-lineman in free agency or in the draft, Roullier will remain at center. I think Jay Gruden likes the way he is developing there and wants to continue.

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.

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Days until:

—Offseason workouts begin (4/16) 28
—Training camp starts (approx. 7/26) 130
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 174

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