Eagles 27

(4-2, 2-1 away)

Redskins 17

(2-5, 2-2 home)

Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN

8:30 PM ET, October 26, 2009

FedEx Field, Landover, MD 

1 2 3 4 T
PHI 14 13 0 027
WSH 0 10 0 717

Top Performers

Passing: J. Campbell (WSH) - 284 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Jackson (PHI) - 1 CAR, 67 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: F. Davis (WSH) - 8 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD

McNabb throws 200th TD, passes 30,000 passing yards in win over Redskins

Associated Press

LANDOVER, Md. -- DeSean Jackson scored on a 67-yard run and a 57-yard reception, both in the first half. His night might have been perfect if his tender right ankle hadn't messed up his touchdown tap dance.

"I was out there having fun, man, honestly," Jackson said. "My ankle was kind of hurting. I really didn't feel it, but it did kind of affect my dance a little bit. I could put it to perfection a little bit better than that."

Making The Most Of It

DeSean Jackson had 60+ yards and a TD both rushing and receiving Monday -- and did it with only three touches from scrimmage (1 rush, 2 receptions). Since 1970, that is the fewest touches needed to reach those marks.

Year Player Team Touches
2009 DeSean Jackson Eagles 3
1995 Joey Galloway Seahawks 6
2006 Javon Walker Broncos 7
1991 Leroy Hoard Chiefs 8

The Philadelphia Eagles had reason to do the soft shoe Monday night as they rebounded from an embarrassing loss and dispatched the Washington Redskins 27-17. Three turnovers were converted into points as the visitors raced to a 20-point lead in a game that was as lopsided as expected.

Donovan McNabb completed 15 of 25 passes for 156 yards, getting his 200th touchdown pass and surpassing 30,000 yards passing for his career. The defense sacked Jason Campbell six times, and newcomer Will Witherspoon ran back an interception for a touchdown and created another turnover -- even though he's been with the team less than a week.

Nearly all the scoring came in the first half of an injury-filled game as the Eagles (4-2) regained their stride after last week's jarring loss to the Oakland Raiders. The scariest moment for Philadelphia came when Brian Westbrook left in the first quarter with a concussion. Coach Andy Reid said he expects Westbrook to recover fully but wasn't certain whether his star running back will play next week.

Fast Facts

• The Eagles improved to 4-2, their best six-game start since 2006 (also 4-2).

• DeSean Jackson scored on a 67-yard reverse and a 57-yard reception. He's the third player with five TDs of 50+ yards through six games, joining Jermaine Lewis ('98 Ravens) and Jim Brown ('63 Browns). He's the second Eagles player with a rushing and receiving TD of 55 or more yards in the same game (Bosh Pritchard, Oct. 23, 1949).

• Donovan McNabb went 15 for 25 for 156 yards with a TD, the 200th of his career. He's the 28th player in NFL history with 200 passing touchdowns.

• The Redskins failed to score more than 17 points for the 10th straight home game, the longest streak since the Colts (11 games) over the 1991-92 seasons and the team's longest streak since moving to Washington in 1937.

• Rapid Reaction

-- ESPN Stats & Information

The news was bad all around for the Redskins (2-5), who got no discernible boost from Sherm Lewis' debut as a play caller and lost Pro Bowl tight end Chris Cooley to a broken right ankle. The offensive line is already a mess without Chris Samuels and Randy Thomas, and the team still hasn't scored more than 17 points in a game this season.

"You can say but so much," defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth said. "You've got to actually want to. So once we get to that point -- where we want to do something -- then we'll do something. But if we just keep going our separate ways, then we'll just keep getting slaughtered like we have."

Jackson scored on the fourth play from scrimmage, scampering on a reverse down the left sideline untouched almost all the way thanks in part to downfield blocking from Jeremy Maclin. It was the longest Philadelphia run of the season by far -- the team's previous best was 25 yards.

Jackson got his second score when he put a double move on Carlos Rogers and got wide open down the left side, turning a third-and-22 at the Philadelphia 43 into six points in the final two minutes of the first half.

Jackson also had a 29-yard punt return and played the second half with a right foot injury that required X-rays at halftime.

"He's wicked fast," Redskins coach Jim Zorn said.

Witherspoon, acquired in a trade with the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday, started at middle linebacker because of Omar Gaither's season-ending foot injury. The new guy returned an interception 9 yards for a touchdown and knocked the ball away from Campbell for a fumble that set up a field goal. Safety Quintin Mikell helped with both turnovers, blitzing to tip the pass that Witherspoon picked off, and recovering the fumble after Campbell was stripped.

"You can't expect to get a sack, cause a fumble, turnover, interception for touchdown -- whatever," Witherspoon said. "It's like, 'What? Who in their right mind would think that in their first game?' But when it comes down to it, it happened."

Westbrook was hurt when his helmet collided with linebacker London Fletcher's right knee at the end of a 5-yard run. The running back remained on the ground for several minutes before he was helped up and led off the field directly to the locker room.

"It looked bad," Mikell said. "Anytime a guy is just out like that and not responding, you don't know what's going on. We were praying."

Offensive consultant Lewis has been with the Redskins for only three weeks after being lured out of a retirement consisting of bingo-calling and serving Meals on Wheels -- and his first try at calling the plays proved as unsuccessful as when Zorn was handling the task.

Zorn was stripped of the duty by the front office after last week's loss to Kansas City, causing so much consternation that the front office then felt the need to announce that Zorn won't be fired anytime soon.

It made no difference. The makeshift offensive line again failed to protect Campbell or create room for Clinton Portis, who rushed for only 43 yards and at one point chucked his helmet on the sideline in frustration.

"Well, the result was the same. We got 17 points," Zorn said. "It was difficult for me. It was difficult to stand and watch. The hard part is to keep your mouth shut."

Campbell finished 29 for 43 for 284 yards and two touchdowns. He threw his seventh interception of the season, one more than he had all last season. Washington trailed 27-10 at halftime, and Campbell's consolation touchdown pass to Fred Davis in the final two minutes was the only score of the second half.

"You have to take the bitter with the sweet," running back Rock Cartwright said. "And right now we're at a bitter moment."

Game notes

Former Redskins kick returner Brian Mitchell was inducted into the stadium's ring of fame before the game. When he thanked owner Dan Snyder during his speech, fans began to boo. "No, don't do that," he said. ... The Eagles ran the wildcat formation a few times, and Michael Vick also got a handful of plays at quarterback. He completed his only pass for 5 yards and ran three times for 9 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs1121
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
Total Plays5668
Total Yards262308
Yards per play4.74.5
Total Drives1214
Yards per pass
Interceptions thrown
Sacks-Yards Lost
Rushing Attempts
Yards per rush
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-02-3
Fumbles lost
Interceptions thrown
Defensive / Special Teams TDs10

Passing Leaders


Rushing Leaders


Receiving Leaders


Scoring Summary

phiTD13:17Desean Jackson 67 Yard Run (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 4 plays, 81 yds, 1:54
phiTD1:06Will Witherspoon 9 Yard Interception Return (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 1 plays, 17 yds, 0:38
phiFG13:31David Akers 47 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 4 plays, 6 yds, 1:27
wshTD8:05Devin Thomas 2 Yard Pass From Jason Campbell (Shaun Suisham Kick is Good)
Drive info: 8 plays, 45 yds, 5:26
phiFG4:13David Akers 44 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 4 plays, -1 yds, 1:34
phiTD2:00Desean Jackson 57 Yard Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 3 plays, 45 yds, 1:07
wshFG0:06Shaun Suisham 47 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 9 plays, 39 yds, 1:50
wshTD1:43Fred Davis 1 Yard Pass From Jason Campbell (Shaun Suisham Kick is Good)
Drive info: 8 plays, 46 yds, 2:18