Skins give Eagles all they want in Philly

cousinsThe object twas to beat the Eagles in Philly without our starting quarterback. In other words, not likely. Yet, that backup from Michigan State, Kirk Cousins, is pretty darn good.

So Washington lost this game 37-34 in an old fashioned shootout. Maybe we lost as our terrible special teams let the not-so-fast Chris Polk go 102 yards on a kickoff return. It’s really not that hard fellows. In fact, I’d bet that you could suit up a few drunk Skins fans and they would make the tackles. They might not get up but at least they would make the play.

So what was good? Cousins played great except at the very end. His passes were on target most of the day. He fired a TD to Niles Paul for an early lead. We had a 17-7advantage when Kai Forbath chipped one in. Pierre Garcon found the Cousins passes to his liking and he looked good. Alfred Morris had the misfortune of tripping over Cousins but this brave soul came back into the game.

Of course Philly came back and frankly our defensive backs didn’t play as well as they had in the first two weeks. David Amerson continues to play well. I’m not impressed by Brandon Meriweather but at least he wasn’t head hunting in this game. He did get burned on one those TD passes from Nick Foles.

So trailing by a touchdown late in the third quarter, Cousins threw a perfect pass to ex-Eagles DeSean Jackson. It was good for 81 yards and the tying score. Jackson was a hot dog on the play but who could blame him. His ex-employer didn’t treat him very well.

I kind of like some of the new receivers. The Tulane rookie, Ryan Grant, s good.  Andre Roberts was a good pickup. He can help in a few areas.

Oh, yeah, a couple of fights broke out. It wasn’t pretty. And then Forbath missed a sure field goal. We got down by 10 points. And then Cousins used Roy Helu Jr. on a long screen pass and a short TD run. We were back within that missed Forbath field goal.

Next up is the Giants on Thursday night. New York isn”t as good as the Skins so we’ll hope for a win on a ¬†short week.

Brian Hradsky

The owner of MSB, I created this website while in college and it has never died.

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