That mentality has to begin Week 1, not Week 5.
NOTES: Gruden said Grant would start if Crowder doesn't play against the Eagles.
Former NFL vice president of officiating Mike Pereira, now a broadcaster on Fox Sports, said during the game that he would have overturned the call.
Best shot: Cousins and Pryor didn't waste any time looking to put the talk of their lack of chemistry during the preseason behind them, with Cousins looking for his 6-foot-4 target on a deep route on Washington's first play from scrimmage.
If they're not careful, they could be buried a quarter of the way through the season. We already knew team president Bruce Allen tried desperately to lock Cousins down with a record-setting deal. We'll get our first look in less than 48 hours.
"I'm just trying to maintain so I can be ready for Sunday", said a soft-spoken Doctson, who avoided reporters for weeks when he was injured and only relented Wednesday for a brief interview. "That is preseason football".
Kicker Caleb Sturgis, who made three field goals, was injured late in the game, which led Pederson to go for two after the Eagles' final touchdown. I don't think it was overkill. "I'm not going to lose sleep over that".
At least Wentz played more than Darren Sproles. The play survived a replay review, putting the game away for the Eagles.
"I like starting off against division games", Graham said.
The Eagles always fell back on the excuse that there were no game-plans being installed, no protection scheming, so there is nothing to be alarmed about. The additions of defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and defensive end Chris Long, along with first-round pick Derek Barnett give coordinator Jim Schwartz even more options to work with up front. One breakdown and the play is a bust.
Kirk Cousins recently said that Doctson can "really make a difference" if they can get him going. In this day and age of low-contact practices, there is no substitute for what takes place in an actual game.
It was one of Cousins's three turnovers in the game.
An Eagles win shouldn't be considered too much of an upset, as the trajectories of the two franchises seem to be diverging at this point. "You have to be aware of where he is all the time". On the other side, Washington has solid corners in Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland, but plenty of questions at safety. Agholor broke a tackle, scored and the Eagles led 7-0.
Down - Scary injury: The Eagles' new No. 1 cornerback Ronald Darby, who they acquired for Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick this summer, suffered a right ankle injury in the second quarter and had to be taken off on a cart.