One of the factors in the DeSean Jackson’s decision to sign with the Washington Redskins almost certainly was the fact that he will get to face his old team, the Eagles, twice a year. But Jackson may have been reluctant to leave the NFC East even if he wasn’t motivated to stick it to his old employer twice a year.
Earlier this week we noted that Jackson has torched the Redskins throughout his career in Philadelphia. The thing is, he has more receptions for more yards against both the Cowboys and Giants than he does against the Redskins.
Jackson has played a total of 21 games against New York and Dallas. If you take his numbers against those two teams and project them to a 16-game season they are quite impressive: 66 receptions for 1,147 yards (17.5 average) and 4 touchdowns.
Some of his best games have come against the division. His career high in receiving yards came when he caught four passes for 210 yards against the Cowboys in 2010. Jackson’s fourth-best day (6/178) was against the Giants in 2009.
Beyond his contributions on offense, Jackson has done damage against the NFC East as a punt returner. He has returned 37 punts for an average 14.9 yards and three touchdowns. One of those TD’s was his famed walk off score against the Giants in 2010. You can’t say that Jackson hasn’t had a flair for the dramatic.
The Redskins have struggled against the division since, well, seemingly forever. Jackson’s Eagles have gone 20-12 against the division. Certainly it hasn’t been all Jackson