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The Redskins played perhaps their best game of the season in Sunday's win over the Eagles - but that wasn't enough to keep Sonny Jurgensen completely happy. In the moments after Washington's victory, Jurgensen and the Redskins broadcast team interviewed coach Jay Gruden.

After congratualting the coach on the big division win, the four game win streak and the dominant effort for the Redskins run game, Hall of Famer Jurgensen got to what he didn't like in the win over Philadelphia.

"You didn’t let me down - you through the fade down there at the goal line," Jurgensaid said to Gruden. 

The coach laughed, which was easy to do after the impressive win. Then he fired back a few good lines of his own.

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"I tell you what, we're going to catch one of those. I'm going to flip you one up there Sonny," Gruden said. "I'm sure you threw a fade before in your career, you sorry dog."

It's important to note all of this conversation came with Gruden and Jurgensen laughing (watch the full video here). The fade route in question came late in the second quarter, just moments before Matt Jones would burst in from the one-yard line untouched for a TD. So the unsuccesful fade really had no impact on the game, outside of Jurgensen's distaste for the route.

 

"You know [Kirk Cousins] just threw it a little soon," Gruden explained of the play. "We're going to keep working it, work the running game, we got a good run in there for a touchdown, a couple good passes, it was a good mix."

Despite missing on the fade attempt to receiver Pierre Garçon, Cousins still played a good game. Early on in the action he was on fire, he had two TD passes in the first quarter, before a costly pick in the second. On the day, Cousins completed 18 passes out of 34 attempts for 263 yards.

"It’s certainly an expectation from the coaches and from ourselves that when we go into games, what we need to do as an offense, we need to impose our will and execute at a high level," Cousins said. "In spurts today I think we showed what we are capable of, and the challenge will always be to do it from the first whistle to the last."