This week's FedEx Ground Moment of the Week takes a closer look at DeAngelo Hall's fumble recovery for touchdown in the Redskins' 38-24 victory over the Eagles.
DeAngelo Hall took advantage of a sloppy Eagles play on Saturday evening to make NFL history.
In the third quarter of the Redskins' 38-24 NFC East-clinching victory, the Eagles, on 3rd and 2 from their own 29-yard line, tried to mix it up on a pitch to running back DeMarco Murray. [
But with wet conditions -- and wkith poor execution on the Eagles' part -- the ball would bounce off Murray and hit the turf, before veteran defensive back DeAngelo Hall would scoop and score for his fifth fumble return for touchdown in his 12-year career.
In the process, Hall became the first player in NFL history to score five touchdowns off of fumble recoveries and five touchdowns from interceptions.
Hall also tied Jessie Tuggle for second-most fumble returns for touchdowns in NFL history (five).
It was also the Redskins' first defensive touchdown in Philadelphia since the late Sean Taylor scooped and scored a touchdown in the 2005 season, coincidentally to clinch a playoff berth for Washington.
On the season, Hall now has 45 tackles with two passes defensed and a fumble recovery for touchdown in 10 games.