Pulse Report: Eagles at Redskins

Pulse Report: Eagles at Redskins
September 10, 2013, 10:30 am
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Here are some of the social highlights from the Redskins' 33-27 loss to the Eagles in the home opener:

As usual, the players began their warmups on social media well before kickoff:

For Redskins Kickoff we asked you to predict RGIII's performance in his big comeback:

...and describe it in just one word:

Things began with a spark for the Redskins when Michael Vick threw a backwards pass that was batted down by Ryan Kerrigan. DeAngelo Hall picked it up and ran 75 yards for the touchdown:

The Eagles got on the board with a 48-yard field goal with 9:15 to play in the first quarter, and it was finally time for Robert Griffin III and the Redskins offense to see some action:

On their first offensive possession, the Redskins' got off to a rough start as Alfred Morris coughed up the ball and the Eagles' Mychal Kendricks recovered:

Michael Vick and the Eagles capitalized immediately with a 25-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson:

Midway through the first quarter, Griffin's pass over the middle was picked off by Brandon Boykin:

The offense continued to struggle through the first quarter when Morris couldn't hold on to RGIII's pitch in their own end zone. Morris fell on the ball and the Redskins took a safety:

It was an ugly first quarter for the Redskins, and they were lucky to escape with only a 12-7 deficit:

Through the second quarter, the Redskins were barely holding on thanks to continuing effort from their defense. Here's what you thought the offense needed to do to get things going:



With 6:10 to play in the second quarter, Vick found TE Brent Celek open over the middle and he was able to go 28 yards for the touchdown:

After being picked apart by McCoy throughout the first half, the Redskins defense bought a fake handoff and Vick had an open path for a 3-yard touchdown run:

The Redskins were showered with boos as they ran to the locker room down 26-7 at the half:

With the Redskins' offense struggling to get much of anything going in the first half, we had to ask the obvious question: how confident are you feeling in RGIII?:

Early in the second half, Cary Williams made an impressive diving catch to pick off Griffin:

McCoy continued to do what he'd done all night long and carved up the defense on a 34-yard touchdown run to put the Eagles up 33-7:

Late in the third quarter, the Redskins finally got a little offense going. A quick screen to Garçon to beat the pressure gained 17 yards, and Morris completed the drive with a 5 yard touchdown run for the Redskins' first offensive points of the game:

Early in the fourth quarter, Josh Wilson knocked the ball out of Jason Avant's hands as he fought for extra yards and Perry Riley recovered:

The Redskins capitalized on the turnover with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Leonard Hankerson. After an unsuccessful two-point conversion, the Redskins had cut the Eagles' lead to 33-20:

The Griffin-Hankerson connection struck again with a 24-yard touchdown pass, making it a 6-point game with just 1:14 left on the clock:

Despite racking up 20 unanswered points in the second half, in the end the Redskins fell to the Eagles 33-27:

Redskins NT Chris Baker and S Jordan Pugh summed up how most players felt after the game: