Washington Football Team defeats Philadelphia Eagles 27-17

This is Washington’s first win in a home opener since 2014

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 13: Fabian Moreau #25 of the Washington Football Team celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on September 13, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) (Greg Fiume, 2020 Getty Images)

LANDOVER, Md. – The Washington Football Team has started their season off with a win by defeating the Philadelphia Eagles with a score of 27-17.

Washington was down 17-0 and scored 27 unanswered for a comeback win in coach Ron Rivera’s debut with the team.

Washington Quarterback Dwayne Haskins led the team offensively completing 17 out of 31 passes for 178 yards, including a 2nd Quarter touchdown to Tight End and former Virginia Tech Hokie Logan Thomas.

They gained their first lead of the game late in the fourth quarter after overcoming a 17-point deficit, which was caused by a 3-yard touchdown run by Running Back Peyton Barber.

The defense of the Washington Football Team took control of the game producing 8 sacks and 2 interceptions off of Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz.

Former James Madison Defensive Back Jimmy Moreland recorded 1 of 2 pivotal interceptions for the defense.

Washington looks to start a winning streak as they travel to Arizona to face the Cardinals next Sunday, Sept. 20, with kickoff starting at 4:05 p.m.

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