Defensive linemen Chris Baker and Ricky Jean Francois had a message for anyone who would listen after the Redskins defeated the Eagles, 27-20, for their fourth straight win Sunday.
“We run the damn East,” Jean Francois said in the tunnel en route to the locker room at FedEx Field after Washington’s defense sacked Eagles rookie Carson Wentz five times and held an opponent to fewer than 100 yards rushing for the first time this season. “Not Philly, not Dallas, not all of them. We run the damn East. Better remember we got that damn [title].”
A few seconds later, Baker strolled by with a similar message for the assembled cameras.
“Y’all forgot who the real champs of the NFC East is,” he shouted, via CSN’s J.P. Finlay, before using some colorful language to call out those who picked the Eagles — three-point favorites in Vegas — to win in Landover.
Baker continued to call out the Redskins’ doubters on Twitter after Washington defeated Philadelphia for a fourth straight time. That’s the Redskins’ longest winning streak in the series since they won four straight from 1985 to 1987.
For anyone who forgot, the 4-2 Redskins are the defending champions of the NFC East, though the 5-1 Cowboys continue to lead the division by a game this season. It should be noted that winning the NFC East hasn’t counted for much of anything the following season of late, with no team successfully defending its NFC East title since the Eagles won four consecutive division championships from 2001 to 2004.
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