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Redskins-Eagles Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games, this time a soggy, glorious 23-20 win over Philly.

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Kirk Cousins — Like most middling, inconsistent quarterbacks, there is Good Kirk and there is bad Kirk. This was Very Good Kirk, from the mistake-free football throughout to the 90-yard game-winning drive at the end. It was a tantalizing glimpse of what we hope will be the future, but we’d like to see him do it again next week. (Bonus points for the burgundy suit.)

Pierre Garcon — Continues an odd season of very short receptions (only nine yards/catch), but that touchdown at the end was so impressive. A great moment for him, and a ray of light for the franchise.

Jamison Crowder — Led the team in targets with 12 (no one else had more than eight). Seems to have supplanted Andre Roberts as the slot guy, and rightfully so.

Alfred Morris — Only 62 yards on 17 carries, but he reasserted himself a bit as the alpha back, and he was huge on that final drive.

Chris Thompson — Ninety total yards? He had 133 in all of 2013-14 plus the start of this year. Looks like he’s the third-down back.

The Hogs — One sack on 46 dropbacks, and four yards/carry against a tough run defense. That’s how you possess the ball for 41-plus minutes, and that’s generally how you win games.

Chris Baker — Two sacks for the big boy, and a nice celebration dance, which he said was the “Milly Rock.” Here’s how you too can do the Milly Rock.

Trent Murphy — A big sack and a fun lateral-interception of sorts on the final drive.

Bashaud Breeland — He really is our best corner, isn’t he?

Terrance Knighton“It’s a rivalry. I don’t want to shake hands.”

Dustin Hopkins — One hundred-percent touchback rate.

Jay Gruden — As usual, he needed this. And I thought he called a pretty good game, too.


Jordan Reed — The fumble was tough. The concussion is even tougher. Hopefully he’s able to (safely) return quickly, unlike 2013, when he missed the last six weeks of the season.

Chris CulliverShowed toughness playing through a knee injury. Still got burnt for two touchdowns.

Matt Jones — Had nowhere to run (11 yards on seven carries).

Ryan Grant — Didn’t do much, but was targeted a season-high seven times.

Tress Way — When punting from the other team’s 35-yard-line, it’s best to not put it five yards deep in their end zone.


We the fans — Let’s stay this way, despite beating a division rival to move into a three-way tie for first before a Week 5 matchup with the 4-0 Falcons.

Ryan Kerrigan — Finally sacked Sam Bradford on the final drive after whiffing on him at least twice earlier in the game. It was his first full sack of the season. Here’s to many more.

Redskins-Eagles Predictions


As ever, these are our crackerjack staff’s predictions for Week 4. Make yours down in the comments. Whoever comes closest gets to make a guest post on this here weblog.

Chris Mottram: Redskins, 13-10

The rain and sloppy conditions help Washington, which wins an ugly, low-scoring game. The Cowboys lose to the Saints on Sunday night, the Skins are tied for first, D.C. loses its damn mind before having its soul crushed by November. This is our destiny. #KeepPounding

Matt Terl: Eagles, 17-10

Root for the hurricane.

Andy Peden: Eagles, 17-12

It starts to get ugly around here. People start talking about replacing Cousins.

JP Finlay: Eagles, 20-13

I think Peden is onto something. Lotta running and sloppy, sloppy field.

Jack Kogod: Eagles, 21-14

Same here.

Todd Davis: Redskins, 24-23

Strangely enough, but for obvious reasons, I really like Washington given the Joaquin factor. Will be interesting to see how backup guard Arie Kouandjio looks if he’s forced into action. And of course, ROOT for the Dukes!

Jamie Mottram: Eagles, 27-20

If Washington wins, we’ll all go right back to wondering if Capt. Kirk can lead us to a division championship in a down year. Washington won’t win.

Composite prediction: Eagles, 19-15

Redskins-Eagles Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games. Today, a 27-24 win over Philly.


DeSean Jackson — Four catches for 126 yards, including two for 50-plus. Even put a little something extra on it for Philly, which he’s now torn up twice since they cut him this year. Now has over 1,000 yards on the season and is averaging an NFL-best 20 yards per catch. Remarkable.

Jay Gruden — There are very few rules here, but one we do have is if you snap a six-game losing streak and put Philly’s playoff hopes on the ropes, then you’re a winner.

Robert Griffin III — Seventy percent completions, 10 yards per attempt and his one turnover was a 40-yard-net INT on third-and-long. Good enough.

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Redskins-Eagles Predictions


Cheers to RunsLikeDeer for perfectly nailing last weeks loss to the Giants. Now he gets to guest post!

Here are our crackerjack staff’s scientific predictions for this week’s game. Make yours down in the comments. Whoever comes closest becomes a published author on this here weblog.

Matt Terl: Eagles, 38-12

I would not be surprised if I forget the game is on Saturday and miss it entirely.

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Redskins-Eagles Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games. This time a 37-34 loss at Philly.


Kirk Cousins — Rex Grossman-esque crunch-time INT aside, he was terrific, and it makes me rethink last week’s “How Good Is Kirk Cousins?” poll. My vote was for New York Mark Sanchez, you see, and most of you voted for Poor Man’s Andy Dalton or Young Matt Hasselbeck. But now I’m thinking, Normal-Sized Nick Foles.

Pierre Garcon — Had a huge day, including two fantastic catches along the sideline (see above). With apologies to Santana Moss, he’s my favorite receiver since Art Monk.

DeSean Jackson — Caught an 81-yard TD pass and taunted his skinny little ass off. Of course he did. I’m not ready to love him yet.

Niles Paul — He’s a pass-catcher all of the sudden! (Six for 68.)

Bashaud Breeland — That strip on Darren Sproles was crucial.

Darrel Young — Three TDs in three games for the fullback vulture.

Tress Way — Three punts at 56.7 yards per. None blocked!


Ben Kotwica — It’s hard enough to root for the Redskins when they’re not doing things like giving up a kickoff return for a TD and doinking a 33-yard field goal. AND THEY DO THIS SHIT LIKE EVERY WEEK.

Kai Forbath — Aforementioned 33-yard doink.

Jim Haslett — We won’t have to hear any more about the Skins having “the No. 1 defense in the NFL.” Also, the Eagles were missing like four-fifths of their offensive line.

Perry Riley — Looked lost on both of Jordan Matthews’ TD catches.

Trent Murphy — Got his name called! For roughing the passer.

E.J. Biggers — Sure did earn that deep PI call.

Ryan Grant — Dropped what would’ve been a first down on third-and-long. It was his only target.

Bruce Allen — I don’t know why he’s involved in challenges, but that was one of the more asinine challenges.


Jay Gruden — The good news is this doesn’t appear to be a bad team, and they’ve put 85 points on the board in the past two weeks. The bad news is they’re 1-2, he lost his first division game and that was as idiotic a challenge as you’re going to see. Nice lipper, though.

Chris Baker — I didn’t have a problem with the block he put on Foles, but I don’t know, maybe that’s just because I’m a Skins fan.

Alfred Morris — Didn’t have much room to rumble and coughed one up, but I can’t label FroMo a loser.

DeAngelo Hall — Forced a fumble and didn’t get called for any foolishness. May have torn his Achilles’.

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman — I’m not fond of the A-Team, but they’re so much better than the alternative.

Redskins-Eagles Predictions

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Congrats to SiPhi and Donk Donkerson for correctly picking that the Redskins would do the Jaguars like that. Can’t say I saw it coming. Now they each get to make a guest post!

Moving on, here are our crackerjack staff’s completely scientific predictions for Sunday. Make yours down in the comments. Whichever reader is closest to the actual outcome gets to be a published author on this here weblog.

Chris Mottram: Redskins, 27-24

I don’t know why I’m doing this, other than Nick Foles has looked not good, I’m overly excited about the Skins front seven right now, and Jay Gruden has the quarterback he always wanted to run his offense.

(Also, if anyone sees someone wearing a “KC1″ shirt, you’re legally obligated to punch them in the face.)

Andy Peden: Eagles, 27-17

Cousins now has a career 57.6 completion percentage with 10 TD and 10 INT. I think that probably equates to a shitty day against a real team.

Matt Terl: Eagles, 31-17

Cousins throws at least one severely damaging interception, but his fans are undeterred and launch a petition to have the waiting period waived for his enshrinement in Canton.

JP Finlay: Eagles, 30-21

Eagles are pretty good, and still haven’t fully clicked. The aqua-blue haze from the Jaguars game is hard to see out of, but the Skins front wont get to Foles like they did Henne. Cousins throws a big pick (like Terl said), Skins lose but look decent.

Jack Kogod: Eagles, 27-20

I’ll take Philly and the under.

Jamie Mottram: Redskins, 27-24

No one runs the Dalton Coast offense better than living legend Kirk Cousins. (Or, you know, Andy Dalton.)

Todd Davis: Eagles, 28-13

Nothing to see here and the Cousins/Dalton nonsense crashes immediately. And I second punching KC1 wearers.

Composite prediction: Eagles, 27-20

DeSean Jackson Is A Washington Redskin Now


Well, that happened fast. The Redskins signed DeSean Jackson last night to what’s being reported as a three-year, $24 million deal, $16 million guaranteed.

Reasons why I like it:

*He is a very good player who is still just 27 years old.
*He gets to play and break off big plays vs. Philly twice/year.
*He gives the Skins their best receiving corps since the Posse.
*This is an exceedingly small contract for this caliber of player.*

Reasons why I do not:

*Philly must’ve gotten rid of him for a reason.
*This kind of signing reeks of Offseason Champs-iness.
*Dan Snyder is probably drowning in Crown Royal right now.

But what do you think?

*Two years ago, the Redskins gave Pierre Garcon five years and $20.5 million guaranteed, and the Eagles gave Jackson himself five years and $20 million guaranteed.

The Redskins And DeSean Jackson

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Maybe because of some sort of gang affiliation and probably because of shit we don’t know about yet, DeSean Jackson is no longer with the Eagles. So let’s talk about what that means for the Redskins.

First, unless the Cowboys or Giants grab him, it means they won’t face him twice a year. That’s a good thing, because here’s what Jackson did in 11 games vs. Washington, dating back to 2008:

*32 receptions for 572 yards and five TD’s
*11 punt returns for 173 yards and one TD
*Six rushes for 96 yards and one TD

That’s seven touchdowns in 11 games, and all seven were big plays, 25 yards or more. Hell, they averaged 57 yards. That’s a lot of yards.

The Redskins went 4-7 in those 11 games, and 1-5 in the six games Jackson scored. I’m not sure what the correlation is between those numbers, but it doesn’t reflect poorly on him.

And maybe that’s why the Redskins are bringing Jackson in to talk. There’s smoke coming from Buffalo, Oakland and others, but you’ve got to think this is a buy-low situation too.

If the Skins can get him cheap to pair with Pierre Garcon and face Philly twice yearly, that’s an interesting proposition. Of course the other side is that he’s a “cancer,” which I put in scarequotes because we may just be making that up.

But I’m curious what you think. Take the poll, let us know.