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Eagles defeat Redskins in season opener

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia Eagles began the season with a win. They defeated the Washington Redskins, 30-17, on Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

The Eagles improved to 1-0 on the season. The Redskins fell to 0-1 on the season.

The Redskins have not won a season opener since the 2012 season. They defeated the New Orleans Saints, 40-32, on September 9th, 2012 to begin the season with a win.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz went 26 of 39 for 307 passing yards. He had two touchdowns and an interception.

LeGarrette Blount had 14 carries for 46 yards. Wentz had four carries for six yards. Wendell Smallwood had four carries for four yards.

Zach Ertz had eight receptions for 93 yards. Nelson Agholor had six receptions for 86 yards, including a touchdown. Alshon Jeffery, who signed with the team in the off-season on a one-year deal, had three receptions for 38 yards.

Fletcher Cox scored on a 20-yard fumble return. On the following two-point conversion, Wentz hit Jeffery for the conversion.

Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis also made three field goals.

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins went 23 of 40 for 240 passing yards. He had one touchdown and one interception.

Robert Kelley had 10 carries for 30 yards. Cousins had four carries for 30 yards. Chris Thompson also had three carries for four yards.

Terrelle Pryor, who signed a one-year deal with the team in the off-season, had six receptions for 66 yards. Ryan Grant had four receptions for 61 yards. Thompson had four receptions for 52 yards, including a touchdown. Jordan Reed had five receptions for 36 yards.

Ryan Kerrigan picked off Wentz, then returned it for a 24-yard pick-six.

Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins also made a field goal.


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