The Washington Post
Monday, Nov. 12, 2007; Page E13
FIRST QUARTEREagles 7, Redskins 0 Philadelphia seemed to be stopped on its initial series, but the Eagles got a second chance after an illegal-contact penalty on Fred Smoot yielded a first down. Aided by another penalty -- a pass interference call against London Fletcher -- the Eagles capped the 11-play drive with Brian Westbrook catching a four-yard touchdown pass. After gaining two first downs, Washington was forced to punt on its first drive. But on the ensuing possession, the Redskins' defense reversed the momentum when Demetric Evans forced an L.J. Smith fumble, and Rocky McIntosh recovered in Eagles territory. After a first down, Washington had the ball on the Eagles 13-yard line as the quarter ended.
SECOND QUARTERRedskins 12, Eagles 7 Jason Campbell opened the quarter with an 11-yard scramble to give Washington a first and goal on the 2-yard line. A penalty pushed the Redskins back to the 7, but two plays later Campbell found James Thrash in the back corner of the end zone for a touchdown. Place kicker Shaun Suisham missed the extra point. The Eagles' next drive stalled at the Redskins 40, and Washington moved 92 yards on 10 plays and took the lead on Thrash's second score of the game, a 12-yard catch in the back of the end zone. The two-point conversion attempt was no good. After trading punts, Philadelphia drove to the Redskins 36-yard line, but David Akers missed a 53-yard field goal attempt.
THIRD QUARTERRedskins 15, Eagles 13 Rock Cartwright's 26-yard kickoff return gave Washington good field position to start the half. Three straight plays involving Clinton Portis moved the Redskins to the Eagles 32-yard line. The drive continued inside the Philadelphia 10-yard line, but Mike Sellers was stopped on third and one, forcing Washington to settle for a 23-yard Suisham field goal. Philadelphia then marched 70 yards, sparked by a successful Donovan McNabb sneak on a fourth and one from the Eagles 39. McNabb capped the drive with a eight-yard scoring pass to tight end Smith to bring the Eagles within two points, but McNabb's conversion attempt to Hank Baskett was off target.
FOURTH QUARTEREagles 33, Redskins 25 A six-yard touchdown pass from Campbell to Keenan McCardell early in the period extended the Redskins' lead to 22-13, but the Eagles were quick to respond. Just over two minutes later, McNabb threw deep to wide receiver Reggie Brown, who was covered by safety Pierson Prioleau. The pass was behind Brown, who made an adjustment in stride and turned to make the catch for a 45-yard score. The Redskins added a 21-yard field goal by Suisham with 4:20 to play for a 25-20 lead, but Philadelphia closed the game with two Westbrook touchdowns. His first came on a screen pass that he converted for a 57-yard score to give the Eagles the lead for good, 26-25.