Washington Redskins drop second consecutive contest


Words cannot describe the disappointment that surrounds the Washington area in regards to their beloved Washington Redskins.  Entering 2013, hopes were high that Washington would make its first repeat playoff appearance in several years.  The Redskins, however, have failed to live up to the hype as Washington dropped their second consecutive contest to the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday 24-16.

Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins fullback Darrel Young (36) carries the ball during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Redskins found themselves in a major hole after giving up the first 24 points and turning the ball over two times.  Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who threw for 298 yards and a score, was masterful deciding whether or not to run or pass in the face of pressure.  Also, LeSean McCoy was extremely effective in both the running and passing game as the fifth-year player had 150 yards of total offense and two touchdowns.

It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that Washington finally found their rhythm, as RG3 threw two long touchdown passes and two-point conversions.  The first of the touchdowns came from Darrell Young, who appeared to have caught the Eagles defense off guard, for a 62-yard touchdown reception.  Then, it was the speedster Aldrick Robinson who made a nice adjustment to haul in a 45-yard touchdown catch.  The excitement, however, was short lived as Washington drove deep into Eagles territory, but not before RG3 threw a horrendous pass up into the end zone only to be intercepted by Brandon Boykin.

Washington now drops to 3-7 and it is now a time for the Washington coaching staff to reevaluate and make moves for the future.  With all the excitement surrounding the season has come much more disappointment for Redskins fans and believe it or not its time to look to next season