After jumping out to an early lead, the Washington Redskins were largely shut down in the second half of their season-opening game against the Philadelphia Eagles, ultimately losing 32-27. Here are the defining moments of Washington’s defeat in Philadelphia.

  • DeSean Jackson burns Redskins for two long touchdowns: Back with the team that drafted him after spending the last five seasons in Washington and Tampa Bay, the Eagles wide receiver had eight catches for 154 yards and two occasions to flap his arms in the end zone. Jackson’s 51-yard touchdown in the second quarter put Philadelphia on the board after Washington jumped out to a surprising 17-0 advantage. His 53-yard touchdown in the third quarter gave the Eagles the lead for good.
  • Eagles roll the dice on fourth down: After receiving the second half kickoff, Philadelphia converted on fourth and one from its own 34-yard line to spark a 12-play, 75 yard touchdown drive that cut the Redskins’ lead to six. The Eagles scored on all four of their second half possessions and controlled the ball for more than 21 minutes after halftime.
  • The ageless Vernon Davis hurdles a man: On the game’s first drive, the 35-year-old Redskins tight end caught a pass in the flat, hurdled cornerback Ronald Darby and broke a would-be tackle along the sideline. He then outraced several younger Eagles defenders en route to the end zone for a 48-yard touchdown that marked Washington’s first on its opening possession of the season since 2004.
  • Terry McLaurin introduces himself to the NFL: The Redskins rookie wide receiver, a third-round pick out of Ohio State, made a 69-yard touchdown catch on a perfectly thrown pass by Case Keenum early in the second quarter to give Washington a 17-0 lead. McLaurin had three catches for 104 yards by halftime and finished with five catches for 125 yards in the game.
  • Jonathan Allen exits the game with a knee injury: The third-year pro, who finished second on the team with eight sacks last season, suffered a left knee injury late in the first quarter and did not return. Washington managed only one sack in the game and couldn’t stop the Eagles in the second half. Afterward, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said Allen has a knee sprain and is day-to-day.

In-game updates

4th Quarter

Redskins score late touchdown: Case Keenum found Trey Quinn for a four-yard touchdown with six seconds remaining. (Eagles 32, Redskins 27, 0:06 4th Quarter)

Philadelphia kills the clock: The Redskins have three punts on their first three possessions of the second half. The Eagles have now scored on their first four. The 10-point home favorites took a 12-point lead on Jake Elliott’s 22-yard field goal with 3:10 remaining. The 18-play scoring drive, which saw Carson Wentz go over 300 yards passing and the Eagles convert four third downs, took nearly nine minutes off the clock. (Eagles 32, Redskins 20, 3:10 4th Quarter)

Eagles extend lead on Alshon Jeffery’s short touchdown: Philadelphia outgained Washington 197 yards to 6 in the third quarter and opened the fourth quarter with a two-yard touchdown run by Alshon Jeffery. The wide receiver’s second touchdown of the game, which came on a pass thrown behind the line of scrimmage, capped a nine-play, 71-yard drive against a Redskins defense that looks gassed after a dominating start. Darren Sproles spun his way into the end zone on the ensuing two-point conversion to give the Eagles a two-score lead. (Eagles 29, Redskins 20, 14:55 4th Quarter)

3rd Quarter


DeSean Jackson beats Redskins deep again: After a slow start, the Eagles’ offense is rolling. Of course, it helps when Carson Wentz can just chuck the ball deep down field and have DeSean Jackson run under it, as the speedy wide receiver has done twice already. Jackson’s 53-yard touchdown catch gave him six catches for 126 yards in the game. It also gave the Eagles their first lead of the afternoon. (Eagles 21, Redskins 20, 5:07 3rd Quarter)

Redskins go three-and-out: Since taking a 17-0 lead, the Redskins have gone three-and-out on three of their four possessions. While Case Keenum and the passing game have thrived, Derrius Guice hasn’t found much running room in his first game. Guice has nine carries for 16 yards after getting dropped by Fletcher Cox for a loss of five on Washington’s first drive of the second half. (Redskins 20, Eagles 14, 5:22 3rd Quarter)

Eagles open the second half with a touchdown: Philadelphia appeared poised to go three-and-out on its first possession of the second half, but Eagles Coach Doug Pederson, never one to be conservative, kept his offense on the field on fourth and short from the Philadelphia 34-yard line. Carson Wentz picked up the first down on a quarterback sneak and, eight plays later, scrambled before finding Alshon Jeffery in the back of the end zone for a five-yard touchdown pass. Running backs Darren Sproles and Miles Sanders combined for 51 yards rushing on the drive and Wentz took advantage of Jeffery’s favorable matchup with linebacker Jon Bostic to pull Philadelphia within six points. Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen has yet to return to the game for Washington. (Redskins 20, Eagles 14, 3rd Quarter)


Halftime: Redskins 20, Eagles 7

2nd Quarter

Redskins get points before halftime: Washington will take a surprising 13-point lead into halftime after Dustin Hopkins drilled a 48-yard field goal as time expired in the first half. Hopkins’s second field goal of the afternoon capped a nine-play drive in the final two minutes after the Redskins’ defense forced a three-and-out. The big play on the drive was a leaping 22-yard catch by Terry McLaurin along the right sideline over Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby. The rookie wide receiver has looked impressive, with three catches for 104 yards and a touchdown. (Redskins 20, Eagles 7, Halftime)

DeSean Jackson puts the Eagles on the board: The Redskins will not earn their first shutout since Sept. 30, 1991, when they blanked the Eagles at home, not after Carson Wentz hooked up with DeSean Jackson for a 51-yard touchdown on third-and-10 late in the second quarter. Jackson, who routinely burned the Redskins for big plays during his first stint with Philadelphia, managed to get behind Josh Norman on the play. (Redskins 17, Eagles 7, 4:27 2nd Quarter)


Washington punts for the first time: The Redskins and their juggernaut of an offense finally stalled on their fourth drive, resulting in Tress Way’s first punt of the season. The result was a 57-yard boot returned by Darren Sproles for 12 yards. Washington’s defense doesn’t have a sack thus far, but Greg Manusky’s unit has limited the Eagles to 67 total yards. (Redskins 17, Eagles 0, 5:47)

Redskins extend lead on Terry McLaurin touchdown catch: The boo birds were out in Philadelphia, only five minutes into the second quarter, after Case Keenum found rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin for a 70-yard touchdown. McLaurin, who had 11 touchdowns on only 35 catches as a senior at Ohio State, burned Eagles cornerback Rasul Douglas on the play. Keenum is now 10 for 12 for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns. (Redskins 17, Eagles 0, 9:57 2nd Quarter)

Fourth-down stop keeps Philadelphia scoreless: The Eagles moved the ball on their second drive, but they came empty-handed when, on fourth-and-two from the Washington 29-yard line, Daron Payne batted down Carson Wentz’s pass at the line of scrimmage. Wentz is 7 for 10, but he’s only thrown for 36 yards. (Redskins 10, Eagles 0, 10:49 2nd Quarter)

Jonathan Allen is questionable to return: The Redskins dominated the first quarter, outgaining the Eagles 147-28 and controlling the ball for 10 minutes, but defensive lineman Jonathan Allen was being looked at by trainers on the sideline late in the quarter and is questionable to return with a left knee injury. (Redskins 10, Eagles 0, Start of 2nd Quarter)

1st Quarter


Redskins add to their lead with Dustin Hopkins field goal: Case Keenum is on fire to start the 2019 season. The veteran quarterback completed his first six passes and is 9 for 11 for 132 yards and completions to seven different receivers in the first quarter. Washington’s second drive, an 11-play, 57-yard march that culminated in a 41-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins, featured the first career catches by rookie wide receivers Kelvin Harmon (21 yards) and Terry McLaurin (13 yards). Washington is 3 for 4 on third down to start the game after going 9 for 42 on third down in their previous four games against Philadelphia, all of them losses. (Redskins 10, Eagles 0, 2:48 1st Quarter)

Washington’s defense gets a stop: The Eagles picked up one first down on their opening drive, on an 11-yard catch by DeSean Jackson. The former Redskins wide receiver, back with the team that drafted him after an offseason trade with Tampa Bay, doomed Philadelphia’s drive two plays later when he was flagged for unnecessary roughness for mixing it up with Redskins cornerback Quinton Dunbar after the whistle. Carson Wentz threw too high for Nelson Agholor on third-and-long and the Eagles were forced to punt. (Redskins 7, Eagles 0, 8:59 1st Quarter)

Redskins take early lead on long Vernon Davis touchdown catch: The Eagles won the toss and elected to defer, giving the Redskins the ball first. Washington’s opening drive couldn’t have gone much better for the visitors. Derrius Guice carried three times for nine yards and had a catch for eight yards over the middle. On third-and-two from the Eagles 48-yard line, Case Keenum found tight end Vernon Davis in the flat. The 35-year-old Davis, starting in place of the injured Jordan Reed, hurdled Ronald Darby and broke a tackle by Andrew Sendejo on his way to the end zone. Keenum was 4 for 4 for 71 yards on Washington’s six-play, 80-yard touchdown drive. (Redskins 7, Eagles 0, 10:54 1st Quarter)