Here are our grades for the Eagles' loss to the Redskins:
Eagles rushed for 36 yards on their first two possessions, but just 22 on their next seven. Brian Westbrook averaged just 2.8 yards per carry and got stuffed on that crucial third-and-1 in the fourth quarter. Only thing that worked were those end-arounds.
Even without injured CB Shawn Springs, the Redskins' secondary neutralized the Eagles' wideouts, holding them to seven catches. Donovan McNabb had a season-low .586 completion percentage and no TD passes for the first time in his last 9 starts.
Eagles came into the game having held their first 4 opponents to 2.6 yards per carry. They went out wondering if anybody got the license plate of the truck that ran over them. Redskins rushed for an in-your-face 203 yards and notched 10 rushing first downs, which is just 2 fewer than the Eagles allowed in the first 4 games.
The good news is the Eagles held red-hot Santana Moss without a catch. The bad news is their problems shutting down the opposing tight end continued. Chris Cooley had eight catches for 109 yards and a TD on an end-around option pass from Antwaan Randle El.
DeSean Jackson returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown and Sav Rocca had four 49-plus yard punts on five attempts. But linebacker Tank Daniels' inexcusable out-of-bounds tackle on Antwaan Randle El kick-started the 'Skins' game-winning scoring drive, and David Akers missed a 50-yard field goal attempt.
The bottom line in this one: the Eagles' offensive line and defensive front seven just got manhandled by the Redskins. Get well soon, Shawn Andrews.