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NFL Week 1 PFF ReFocused: Philadelphia Eagles 32, Washington Redskins 27

By PFF Analysis Team
Sep 8, 2019
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After a surprisingly quiet start, the Philadelphia Eagles sprang back to life in the second half, ultimately defeating the Washington Redskins in Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season.

PFF’s ReFocused series features immediate takeaways from the two analysts who graded the game live. The two offer a detailed breakdown of the game’s most notable performances before the grades and advanced stats are reviewed and finalized by Senior Analysts.

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Final Score

Philadelphia Eagles 32, Washington Redskins 27

Philadelphia Eagles

DeSean Jackson torched Washington’s defense all afternoon in his first game back in Philadelphia. Jackson scored two touchdowns of 50-plus yards and will be a deep-threat target for Carson Wentz all season long.

Rookie running Miles Sanders broke off a nice 19-yard gain but otherwise was held in check all day. With Jordan Howard and Darren Sproles each racking up over 40 yards with their limited carries, it may be a while before Sanders sees an increased role in the Eagles’ offense.

Washington Redskins

Case Keenum started out hot, throwing a perfect strike on a deep post early in the second quarter to put Washington up 17-0. But when an almost identical play was called later in the game, he overshot it. Unfortunately for his new team, Case Keenum’s inconsistencies were still on display in Week 1.

Daron Payne had a strong all-around game for the Redskins defense. He made a couple of defensive stops in the run game and was effective rushing the passer as well, something that was highlighted by a batted pass in the first half.

 

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