DeSean Jackson’s five best games against the Redskins


(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

DeSean Jackson and the Redskins reached an agreement late Tuesday night, which is sweet music for the roughly two-thirds of respondents in the Post’s poll who support the signing. There were pros and cons to bringing in the wide receiver, but Redskins fans can all agree it’s a good thing Jim Haslett’s unit won’t have to face Jackson twice a year.

Jackson has 32 catches and 572 yards in 11 career games against the Redskins. The Eagles were 7-4 in those games, and Jackson’s five receiving touchdowns against Washington are his most against any team. Jackson’s seven total touchdowns against the Redskins equal the seven TDs he has scored in 11 career games against the Giants.

Here’s a look at Jackson’s five best games against the Redskins (in chronological order):

Oct. 5, 2008
Jackson was limited to one catch and 21 combined receiving and rushing yards, but the rookie out of Cal returned a Durant Brooks punt 68 yards for a touchdown that gave the Eagles a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter. The “Hip Hip Hooray” Redskins came back, taking the lead on Antwaan Randle El’s 18-yard touchdown pass to Chris Cooley, and improved to 4-1 with a 23-17 win.

Oct. 26, 2009
Cooley broke his ankle, Jason Campbell was sacked six times, and Jackson, who scored on a 67-yard reverse and a 57-yard pass, had his first multi-touchdown game in a 27-17 Eagles win.

Nov. 15, 2010
The Monday Night Nightmare. Jackson had two catches for 98 yards, including an 88-yard touchdown grab on the Eagles’ first play from scrimmage. The ensuing 59-28 rout was uglier than the McFlacco jersey and McNabb contract news in the clip below.


Jan. 1, 2012
The Redskins wrapped up a 5-11 season with a 34-10 loss to the Eagles on the road. Jackson had four catches for 86 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown that helped break the game open in the fourth quarter.

Sept. 9, 2013
Yet another Monday night debacle. Jackson had seven catches for 104 yards and a touchdown, and the Eagles ruined Robert Griffin III’s long-awaited return with a 33-27 win at FedEx Field.

Jackson’s career numbers (with the exception of receiving touchdowns) are even better against the Giants and Cowboys, who would’ve been happy to see him tell the Redskins thanks but no thanks and leave the NFC East.

Jackson vs. the Giants (11 games)
50 receptions, 831 yards, four touchdowns

Jackson vs. the Cowboys (10 games)
36 receptions, 674 yards, one touchdown

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