Eagles’ woes continue as Redskins win 31-6
After a 3-1 start to the season, the Philadelphia Eagles (3-7) are trying to piece together what has gone wrong during their current six-game losing streak.
The Eagles traveled to the nation’s capital Sunday hoping rookie quarterback Nick Foles could provide a spark.
Instead, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III stole the show, completing 14 of 15 passes for 201 yards and throwing four touchdown passes in a 31-6 rout. Griffin also added 85 yards rushing reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Eagles fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo in late October and have struggled even worse defensively since. In four games since Castillo’s firing, the Eagles have allowed 11 touchdowns, an 82 percent completion percentage and a passer rating of 144, according to USA Today.
Two of Griffin’s touchdown passes were perfect examples of the Eagles defensive ineptitude. In the first half, Griffin connected with Aldrick Robinson on a 49-yard touchdown pass with no one even near the Redskins receiver. In the second half, Griffin found Santana Moss who beat two Eagles defenders on a jump ball and fell into the end zone for a 61-yard score.
To make matters worse for Philadelphia, Brent Celek and LeSean McCoy were each injured late in the game. McCoy was carted off the field and looked dazed after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit. Celek also left with an apparent head injury.
The Redskins (4-6) will face division rival Dallas Week 12 while the Eagles will take onCarolina.