Washington Redskins Defeat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-12
The Washington Redskins-Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday was highly anticipated partly due to the Donovan McNabb-Michael Vick matchup. McNabb has played as an Eagle for a decade and was set to meet his former teammates and a new starting quarterback in Vick.
Michael Vick has made a successful return to football coming from an 18-month sentence. When the Atlanta Falcons released him, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Vick in August 2009 to play as backup to then starter McNabb.
With McNabb moving to Washington and fellow Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb injured early in the season, Vick has taken over the starting quarterback role with good results so far.
The hype up matchup on Sunday, however, did not live up to expectations as Vick got injured early. Vick suffered from a rib cartilage injury that forced coach Andy Reid to play Kolb in the second half.
McNabb was also sparingly used, completing 8 of 19 passes for 125 yards, a touchdown and an interception as the Redskins defeated an Eagles team that failed to score a single touchdown, 17-12.
Two touchdowns in the first quarter gave the Redskins a comfortable lead, 14-0. A 26-yard Redskins field goal sandwiched by two Eagles field goals in the second quarter pegged the halftime score at 17-6.
A late touchdown by a Kevin Kolb pass to Brent Celek pushed the Eagles closer, 17-12, but time ran out on the Eagles.Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.