Redskins kicker Michael Husted is greeted after kicking the gamewinner
with only 4 seconds left. He missed his first two attempts.
Philadelphia Eagles' |
Stat Of The Week
Eagles rookie defensive tackle Corey Simon recorded his fifth sack
of the season, the most since Mike Mamula had 5 ½ in 1995. The
Eagles also have not scored a first quarter touchdown since opening day
Late Game Giveaway By McNabb |
Gives Redskins A Victory, 17-14.
What more can be said than that Donovan McNabb made the biggest mistake of
his young career. The pass which was caused by a blitzing Redskin defense
forced McNabb out of the pocket and it appeared that he was only trying
to throw the ball away. The problem? Redskins' 20 year veteran Darryl Green
was waiting for the ball and when he intercepted the football with 32 seconds
left. he ran down inside the Eagles 20 yard line and one play later, Michael
Husted booted the gamewinning field goal and the Redskins win 17-14 and now
share first place with the Giants. The Eagles fall to 3-3 and go to Arizona
next week to play the Cardinals where they have lost 5 straight now. As bad
as that McNabb play was, the same could be said about Damon Moore's fumble.
The Eagles winning 14-7 in the forth quarter, the Redskins were driving down
the field and were deep in Eagles' territory. moore intercepted a Brad Johnson
pass at the 7 yard line and then fumbled. Washington then scored the tying
touchdown a few playes later.
This game between long time rivals was a game of big plays and big phantom plays.
With under 5 minutes left in the game, it appeared that Eagles forced another
Deion Sanders fumble deep in Redskins' territory on a punt return. The Redskins
challenged the call and won, though it sure looked like a fumble and replays were
inconclusive, meaning the Eagles should have been awarded the ball on the 20 yard line.
Then after McNabb was intercepted with 32 seconds left, the next play. Stephen Davis
was tackled and he fumbled. The refs missed the call and no replay was allowed since
it was unreviewable and the Eagles could not call for a review with under 2 minutes
left in the game. the Eagles defense again played great after allowing the Redskins
to drive down the field on their first possession and score a touchdown. The Eagles have
now held teams to only 33 points in their last 4 games, with only one touchdown drive
which was not aided by a turnover. Donovan McNabb will lean from this bad mistake and
hopefully he will not do it again.