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Washington-Eagles Monday Stats Pack

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Elijah Walter Griffin Sr./Washington Football Team

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A list of stats and notes from the Washington Football Team's 27-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, presented by BDO by the Numbers, as compiled by Washington Football Team Public Relations.

GENERAL

  • The Washington Football Team defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-17, at FedExField on Sunday afternoon. 
  • Washington defeated Philadelphia for the first time since Week 14 of the 2016 season, snapping a six game losing streak.
  • Washington won their first Week 1 home game since 2011.
  • Washington trailed 17-0 and came back to win 27-17, marking the biggest comeback victory over Philadelphia in franchise history. 
  • Washington registered eight total sacks, the most in a single game since recording 10 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2 of the 2014 season.  
  • The eight total sacks in a game are tied for the fifth-most in a single game in franchise history. 
  • Washington's eight total sacks is tied for the most in a season opener in franchise history. The last season opener that Washington registered eight sacks in was in 1973 against San Diego. 
  • Washington won their first NFC East matchup since defeating the New York Giants in Week 8 of the 2018 season. 
  • Washington's defense held Philadelphia to 57 yards on the ground. The mark is tied for 10th-lowest in Eagles franchise history in a single game, and the least rushing yards allowed since 1953.
  • Washington has started the season 1-0 against the NFC East for the first time since 2018. 
  • Washington held Eagles QB Carson Wentz to a 72.5 passer rating, his ninth-worst rate in a single game. 
  • It is the first time Washington has defeated the Eagles at home in a season opener since 1986.
  • Washington improved its overall record against Philadelphia to 87-79-5 and 5-5-0 against the club in Week 1. 
  • Washington handed Doug Pederson his first loss in a season opener since becoming Philadelphia's head coach.
  • Washington held Philadelphia to their fewest amount of points in a single game since Week 11 of 2012 when they held them to six points. 
  • Head Coach Ron Rivera won his first game for Washington and his fifth career game over the Eagles.
  • Rivera is the first head coach to win their first game with the franchise since Mike Shanahan in 2010 (Bill Callahan won his first game as the interim head coach). 
  • Rivera improves to 67-21-1 in games that his team wins or is even in the turnover battle.

Check out photos of the Washington Football Team during its regular season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Elijah Walter Griffin Sr/Washington Football Team -- unless otherwise noted)

OFFENSE:

  • Quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. finished the contest 17-for-31 for 178 yards and one touchdown pass for a passer rating of 82.5.
  • Haskins Jr. also had a 19-yard rush, which was the second-longest of his career.
  • Haskins Jr. did not throw an interception for the third-consecutive game dating back to last season.
  • Running back Antonio Gibson made his first career start and finished the game with nine rushes for 36 yards and hauled in two receptions for eight yards.
  • Running back Peyton Barber finished the game with 17 carries for 29 yards and two touchdowns.
  • It was the third time in Barber's career that he registered multiple rushing touchdowns in a single game.
  • Wide receiver Terry McLaurin led Washington with five receptions and 61 receiving yards.
  • McLaurin has the second-most receiving yards through 15-career games in franchise history.
  • Wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. registered three receptions for 50 yards.
  • Tight end Logan Thomas made his first career start at tight end for Washington and hauled in four receptions for 37 yards along with one touchdown reception.

DEFENSE:

  • Defensive end Ryan Kerrigan notched two solo tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.
  • Kerrigan (92.0) passed Dexter Manley (91.0) as the franchise leader in official sacks (since 1982).
  • Kerrigan recorded multiple sacks for the first time since Week 11 of the 2019 season against the New York Jets.
  • Kerrigan now has 18 games with multiple sacks, currently No. 2 all-time in franchise history behind Dexter Manley (23 games).
  • Kerrigan now has 13.5 sacks against the Eagles, which is the most by any player since 2011.
  • Defensive end Chase Young started his first career game and registered four tackles (two solo), 1.5 sacks and his first career forced fumble.
  • Linebacker Jon Bostic started at middle linebacker and had a team-high eight tackles (five solo) along with one tackle for loss.
  • Cornerback Jimmy Moreland started in place of Kendall Fuller and recorded six tackles (five solo) along with his first career interception, which he returned 32 yards.
  • Safety Troy Apke started and recorded a team-high eight tackles (four solo).
  • Safety Landon Collins started and notched five tackles (four solo) along with two tackles for loss.
  • Washington rookies DE Chase Young, RB Antonio Gibson, WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, C Keith Ismael, S Kamren Curl, LB Khaleke Hudson, WR Isaiah Wright, DE James Smith-Williams all made their regular season debuts.

SPECIAL TEAMS

  • Punter Tress Way finished the game with seven punts for 329 yards (47.0 avg.) and pinned two of his punts inside the 20 yard line.

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