[NFL] Week 1: a Victory (, Washington Redskins vs Philadelphia Eagles 27-32)
We, we are finally back to talk about the football played, has officially begun in the NFL!
On Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field they met the Philadelphia Eagles, with Carson Wentz under the center, and the Washington Redskins, who despite the good performance in the preseason of the rookie QB Dwayne Haskins decided to continue with Case Keenum, and named him starter for Week 1.
The beginning of the game seems to give reason to the front office of the Redskins, on the first drive in fact, after a few steps of “running” and a couple of rides from the low gain to Guice, RB to first in the NFL, after that the last year had suffered a serious injury in the first preseason game, Case Keenum is the first big play of the day, going fishing Vernon Davis with a pass of 48 yards that ends in a touchdown, thus giving the advantage to 7-0 to the Redskins. If Keenum starts in the best possible ways you can say the same to Carson Wentz, who in the first two drives are not able to conclude much, leading the Eagles to a punt and a turnover on downs, with the Redskins that instead of put back points on the board with a Field goal from 41 yards to Hopkins.
Case Keenum scored the second big play of the day in the second quarter when fishing McLaurin on the deep for a TD pass of 69 yards, giving Washington the 17-0 after the additional point. After a couple of drives where neither the Eagles nor the Redskins are able to go to points is Carson Wentz to get in the chair demonstrating why the Eagles have decided to focus on him and betray Nick Foles: when you have a little more than four minutes to the interval Wentz launches the deep to DeSean Jackson, who scored the TD is scored for the 17-7, and that brings the first points of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles. At the end of the 2nd quarter the Redskins are the field goal from 48 yards that sent the teams into the locker room with the score 20-7 Redskins.
The Philadelphia Eagles after the interval seem to be an entirely different team and, in fact, after a drive of 7 minutes in which to stand out are the runningback, with a run from 17 yards to Sproles, and a 19-Sanders', is Alson Jeffery to find the endzone, the pressure Wentz with a pass from 5 yards leading the Eagles on 20-14. Keenum and the Redskins are not able to counter the offensive of the Eagles, and after a 3 & out again Carson Wentz to DeSean Jackson, that with a TD of 53 yards, they manage to turn the situation around, leading the Eagles on 21-20 and in the lead for the first time since the beginning of the game. Keenum fails to recover, and Washington is forced again to punt. It is, instead, Carson Wentz to get in the chair, completing a pass of 19 yards for the usual DeSean Jackson before, and finding then the big play, with Zach Ertz that it receives on the short, then going to take the 26-yard lead Philadelphia to a two-yard TD. Alshon Jeffery you do not find unprepared, and scored on a pass to Wentz for two yards. 29-20 for the Eagles, which then seen to increase their advantage after a field goal by Elliott from 22 yards which brings the score on the +12. When there are only 12 seconds at the end of the game, the Redskins are a touchdown that li returned to Philadelphia, but after an onside kick failed Wentz kneels down, giving the victory to the Eagles, after a comeback of amazing.
The Philadelphia Eagles demonstrate their ability to be a team annoying for all, with Carson Wentz, who seems to have entered in the right rhythms, after the accidents of the past few years, thanks to a fleet of receivers is very strong. Washington, instead, must reflect on the why of this comeback, with a Case Keenum, who will have to demonstrate to earn the role of starter with a Dwaine Haskins that scapita more and more on the bench.
MVP: DeSean Jackson, who seems to improve with age, like a fine wine.