The Eagles entered the half down 14-6, and immediately went down 21-6 after a 2 yard catch from Mike Tolbert. Tolbert is a big man; he is tough to bring down and he has likely never missed a meal in his life. It was his second total touchdown of the game, with the first coming from a rush in the first quarter. The Eagles offense answered back with a touchdown of their own on a 63 yard Ryan Mathews run.
This will be the shortest Eagles first half recap hopefully this season.
The Eagles looked like shit in the first half. The Panthers marched right down the field on their first possession to score a touchdown with ease.
Sam Bradford followed that by being picked off on the first play of the next drive. Nolan Carroll would bail Bradford out, however, by picking off Cam Newton on the first play of the Panthers' next drive. The receiver may have been down, but I'm not complaining.
Well the silver lining is that the whole division is a mess right now, so it's still up for grabs. It seems like the 2014 NFC South made a trek up north for this season, as last season's division winner was the Carolina Panthers at 8-8. Only a game back of Dallas, New York, and Washington, we can't count the Eagles out yet.
The Eagles put together an all around terrible effort on Sunday afternoon against the Redskins at FedEx Field. Despite horrible play on both sides of the ball, the Eagles still found themselves with an opportunity to with the game.
A late touchdown drive by the Redskins would propel them past the Eagles 23-20, dropping the Eagles to just 1-3 on the season.
With that out of the way, let's look at five takeaways from the Eagles' loss to the Redskins.