The Washington Redskins came under fire for bringing in Sherman Lewis, a guy that had started his NFL season pulling out Bingo balls in Detroit. Last night, Lewis’ balls were spared, as the Redskins committed almost every conceivable error (except for the delay of game that everyone expected) as the Philadelphia Eagles trudged over their their NFC East rival, 27-17.
“You can say but so much,” defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth said. “You’ve got to actually want to. So once we get to that point — where we want to do something — then we’ll do something. But if we just keep going our separate ways, then we’ll just keep getting slaughtered like we have.”
Aside from DeSean Jackson’s heroics (167 total yards, 2 TDs), last night’s telecast was plagued with the same tedium that we’ve come to expect from recent Monday night games: unimpressive offensive play from both teams and outlandish, overly excited hyperbole from former coach Jon Gruden. Honestly, Gruden could watch a busload of Rwandans get gunned down and make it sound like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. I don’t know what those guys are drinking up in the booth, but I want a case of it.
Other notes on the game: Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (concussion) and Redskins TE Chris Cooley (broken ankle) both left the game in the first half due to injury…Eagles linebacker Will Witherspoon made his Eagles debut after being traded by the Rams last week. He played impressively, registering six tackles, a sack and returning a deflected Jason Campbell pass nine yards to the end zone in the first half. Donovan McNabb reached two semi-notable milestones last night, reaching 200 TD passes and 30,000 yards passing. That’s career; he didn’t do that in one game. That would have been awesome.