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What To Watch For: Storylines going into Washington's season opener

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After week of heat, Eagles players cool Doug Pederson off with Gatorade bath

So something had to give. Jordan Reed became the third Redskins tight end to catch 250 passes (Chris Cooley and Jerry Smith). The Eagles scratched and clawed their way into the outskirts of caleb Sturgis's field goal range. Jeffery will probably see a lot of Josh Norman, but Wentz now has enough options that one shutdown corner shouldn't effect his day. Wentz simply outplayed Cousins, who went 23-for-40 with one touchdown and committed that pivotal fumble in the fourth quarter.

The Redskins had their hands all over Wentz when he dropped back on a third and 12 early in the first quarter. Still, the offense faltered at key moments of close games. "You really can't stop the pass if you can't stop the run first".

Worst idea: Giving an National Football League quarterback 10 seconds to find a receiver open downfield, because more often than not, he will. Preston Smith sacked Wentz on second down, but the Eagles' second-year quarterback slithered away from rookie Jonathan Allen and Smith on the next play before hooking up with Nelson Agholor 58-yard touchdown. Their biggest issue in 2016 was holding opponents on third down and one game into the next season it hasn't improved. Will Blackmon was released as part of the final cuts, leaving D.J. Swearinger, another offseason addition, the only real known commodity at this point. The Birds went 1-7 past year away from home and lost their first four NFC East games in 2016, so Sunday's win holds significance. "We've been preparing well, now it's about going out and putting it together for 60 minutes". If the running game struggles, then expect the offense to struggle as well. Wentz's pass was tipped by defensive lineman Stacy McGee and picked off by linebacker Ryan Kerrigan at the 24. Redskins lead series, 85-73-5.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins have had a lot of success at the Philadelphia Eagles' expense over the past few seasons.

Prior to the second offer being made, Cousins, his father and McCarthy had a four-hour long meeting with Washington brass that reportedly went very well.

The Eagles couldn't have asked for much more from Wentz at the start of his second season. He only managed one passing TD in his two games against the Redskins, and that came in the second matchup at the link. The normally sure-handed Jamison Crowder muffed a punt and the Eagles recovered at the Washington 39. When the Birds need a running back who can make a big play, Darren Sproles is still fast and can make you miss.

After week of heat, Eagles players cool Doug Pederson off with Gatorade bath
What To Watch For: Storylines going into Washington's season opener

Jalen Mills saved a touchdown on one play when the Redskins were sitting outside the red zone.

Correction: That was Donovan McNabb throwing that pass. The line wasn't flawless, but they did their job, even when Jason Peters left the game late in the first half.

Brandon Graham made his way into the backfield, knocked the ball free from Kirk Cousins and Fletcher Cox went "scoop and score".

So what is it about Scherff that makes him so good? He also caught a scoring pass from Cousins.

Drive summary: The Eagles got the ball with 1:17 left in the half and moved in to retake the lead. I don't think it'll be that bad, but I don't think it'll be quite as good as his start to his career - he posted a 103.5 passer rating through his first four games.

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