The Redskins on Sunday emerged from their fourth consecutive victory, a 27-20 win against Philadelphia at FedEx Field, with only one injury of note.
Middle linebacker Will Compton suffered a punishing blow to the head in the fourth quarter and left the game, only to return later. Compton declined to be interviewed in the locker room afterward, explaining that he didn’t feel well but was confident he would be fine.
Among the ranks of the ailing, cornerback Josh Norman more than held his own despite playing with a splint on his sprained right wrist.
“It held up darn well,” Norman said after the game. “The good Lord blessed me with a new one to spare, and I just went out there and worked at it. It went pretty good. I didn’t get it banged up today.”
Also intact was cornerback Bashaud Breeland, who exceeded the roughly 20 snaps the coaches hoped he would play in his return to competition after missing three games with a severely sprained ankle.
“That’s all Bashaud’s willingness to come back out there,” Norman said, describing his third-year teammate as having “super-mutant healing powers.” “Hats off to him for fighting through that and wanting to play.”
Norman and Breeland had a hand in six tackles between them and played key roles in denying the Eagles a single offensive touchdown. Philadelphia got its scoring from a kickoff returned 86 yards for a touchdown, an interception returned 64 yards for a touchdown and two field goals.
The Redskins’ defensive front manhandled rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, who was operating with a backup right tackle. Wentz was sacked five times and completed 11 of 22 throws for 179 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions.
Norman was impressed nonetheless.
“Smart guy; he’s intelligent,” Norman said of Wentz. “He’s not a rook to where he’s going to make a mistake. If he doesn’t see it there, he’s not going to take it. And it showed. … He’s going to be pretty good.”
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