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Wentz, pass rush give Eagles season-opening win vs. Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Carson Wentz put on a magic act evading pressure, the Philadelphia Eagles' defense ratcheted up its pass rush and the result was the end of a losing streak against the Washington Redskins and a Gatorade bath for coach Doug Pederson.

Behind two touchdowns from Wentz and four sacks of Kirk Cousins, the Eagles beat the Redskins 30-17 on Sunday in a sloppy, mistake-filled season opener between the NFC East rivals.

Wentz threw for 307 yards and also had an interception returned for a touchdown but made fewer errors than Cousins, who was picked off at the goal line and fumbled twice.

Eagles receiver Nelson Agholor, the recipient of a 58-yard TD pass from Wentz after he avoided being sacked by Jonathan Allen and Preston Smith, called the second-year quarterback ''a magician.''

''I don't know how the guy does it,'' left tackle Jason Peters said of Wentz, who was 26 of 39. ''He's just got a knack for feeling pressure coming and he rolls out of it, he gets out of it and makes a play down the field.''

Cousins finished 23 of 40 for 240 yards with an interception and two fumbles, the second of which was forced by Brandon Graham and returned 20 yards for a touchdown by Fletcher Cox in the final minutes, putting the game away.

Cousins had a TD pass to third-down back Chris Thompson, but much of the afternoon was done in by drops and other offensive blunders.

''I think we're better than that up front, better than that at receiver, better than that at quarterback,'' Redskins coach Jay Gruden said.

The Eagles snapped a five-game skid against the Redskins going back to Sept. 9, 2014, and won at FedEx Field for the first time since 2013.

''We've been talking all week about kind of getting the monkey off our back down here and really against the Redskins,'' Pederson said. ''It was just the old setup on the sideline, and I got the bath. Appreciate it, but a little sticky.

NO RUNNING GAME: Gruden and Pederson avoided the running game, in part because it was having little effect for each team. Cousins, in the second straight season of being franchised by Washington, tied as the Redskins' leading rusher with 30 yards on four carries; they finished with 64. The Eagles had 59 yards on 23 carries, including several handoffs on a clock-draining fourth-quarter drive.

''I think Washington just had a good game plan, but at the end of the day we made enough plays to win,'' Wentz said.

DARBY DOWN: The Eagles lost cornerback Ronald Darby to what looked like a serious right ankle injury early in the second quarter. Darby's ankle bent the wrong way as he was running in coverage with Washington tight end Jordan Reed, and he was carted off.

Pederson said Darby would be evaluated when the team returns to Philadelphia.

''It's tough because he's playing lights-out, and I want him to be a part of this party we're about to have on this field,'' Graham said. ''I'm hoping it's nothing major.''

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.

PICK-SIX TIMES THREE: When Redskins linebacker Kerrigan picked off Wentz and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown, he added to his unique career history with interceptions. All three times Kerrigan has had an interception in the NFL, he has returned it for a touchdown. This was his first since 2012.

NO DOCTSON IMPACT: Despite going into the game as a projected starter , Redskins 2016 first-round pick Josh Doctson was a limited part of the game plan with no targets as Ryan Grant filled in as the third receiver. After missing almost all of his rookie season with sore Achilles tendons, Doctson was bothered by a sore hamstring during the preseason, but was full go in practice this week, but Gruden said the Redskins were easing him back in.

UP NEXT

Eagles: Visit the Kansas City Chiefs, who upset New England on Thursday night.

Redskins: Visit former offensive coordinator Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams.

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Key Players
C. Wentz 11 QB
307 YDs, 2 TDs, 1 INTs
K. Cousins 8 QB
240 YDs, 1 TDs, 1 INTs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Two Point Conversion 1:29
(Run formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. C.Wentz pass to A.Jeffery is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.
plays
yds
pos
30
17
Touchdown 1:29
K.Cousins sacked at WAS 24 for -8 yards (B.Graham). FUMBLES (B.Graham) [B.Graham], RECOVERED by PHI-F.Cox at WAS 20. F.Cox for 20 yards, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the fumble ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field stands.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
28
17
Field Goal 1:59
C.Sturgis 37 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
6
plays
33
yds
3:47
pos
22
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:06
D.Hopkins 33 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
16
plays
66
yds
8:32
pos
19
17
Field Goal 10:38
C.Sturgis 42 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
9
plays
51
yds
4:22
pos
19
14
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
C.Sturgis 50 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
10
plays
43
yds
1:17
pos
16
14
Point After TD 1:17
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
13
14
Touchdown 1:17
K.Cousins pass short middle to C.Thompson for 29 yards, TOUCHDOWN [F.Cox].
8
plays
69
yds
2:39
pos
13
13
Point After TD 8:30
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
13
7
Touchdown 8:30
C.Wentz pass short right intended for D.Sproles INTERCEPTED by R.Kerrigan (S.McGee) [S.McGee] at PHI 24. R.Kerrigan for 24 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
13
6
Missed Point After Touchdown 13:23
C.Sturgis extra point is No Good, Wide Left, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
13
0
Touchdown 13:23
C.Wentz pass short right to L.Blount for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on WAS-D.Swearinger, Defensive Offside, declined.
8
plays
39
yds
4:20
pos
13
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 11:28
C.Sturgis extra point is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 11:28
C.Wentz pass deep left to N.Agholor for 58 yards, TOUCHDOWN [M.Ioannidis].
3
plays
56
yds
1:07
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 34:16 25:44
1st Downs 19 16
Rushing 1 3
Passing 17 12
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 8-14 3-11
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-1
Total Net Yards 356 264
Total Plays 65 61
Avg Gain 5.5 4.3
Net Yards Rushing 58 64
Rush Attempts 24 17
Avg Rush Yards 2.4 3.8
Net Yards Passing 298 200
Comp. - Att. 26-39 23-40
Yards Per Pass 7.6 5.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-9 4-40
Penalties - Yards 8-76 2-15
Touchdowns 3 2
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 2 1
Other 1 1
Turnovers 2 4
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 3-3
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 4-42.5 4-40.5
Return Yards 23 104
Punts - Returns 0-0 2-3
Kickoffs - Returns 1-8 4-77
Int. - Returns 1-15 1-24
Kicking 4/5 3/3
Extra Points 1/2 2/2
Field Goals 3/3 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 1-1 -100% 0-2 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Eagles 1-0 7931130
Redskins 0-1 0143017
298 PASS YDS 200
58 RUSH YDS 64
356 TOTAL YDS 264
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Wentz 11 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 307 2 1 96.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 307 2 1 96.8
C. Wentz 26/39 307 2 1 22
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Blount 29 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 46 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 46 0
L. Blount 14 46 0 7 10
C. Wentz 11 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 6 0
C. Wentz 4 6 0 4 22
W. Smallwood 28 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 4 0
W. Smallwood 4 4 0 3 0
D. Sproles 43 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
D. Sproles 2 2 0 2 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
Z. Ertz 86 TE
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 8 93 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 93 0
Z. Ertz 8 8 93 0 23 9
N. Agholor 13 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 6 86 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 86 1
N. Agholor 8 6 86 1 58 14
D. Sproles 43 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 43 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 43 0
D. Sproles 8 5 43 0 15 4
A. Jeffery 17 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 38 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 38 0
A. Jeffery 7 3 38 0 24 5
T. Smith 82 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 30 0
T. Smith 3 1 30 0 30 3
B. Celek 87 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 11 0
B. Celek 2 1 11 0 11 1
W. Smallwood 28 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 5 0
W. Smallwood 1 1 5 0 5 0
L. Blount 29 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 1 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 1 1
L. Blount 1 1 1 1 1 10
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Mills 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 1 0.0
J. Mills 8-1 0.0 1 0
J. Hicks 58 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
J. Hicks 5-2 0.0 0 0
M. Jenkins 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Jenkins 4-0 0.0 0 0
P. Robinson 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
P. Robinson 4-0 0.0 0 0
B. Graham 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 2.0
B. Graham 3-1 2.0 0 1
J. Watkins 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Watkins 3-0 0.0 0 0
R. McLeod 23 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
R. McLeod 3-1 0.0 0 0
D. Barnett 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Barnett 2-0 0.0 0 0
N. Bradham 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
N. Bradham 2-2 0.0 0 0
K. Grugier-Hill 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Grugier-Hill 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Long 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Long 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Goode 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Goode 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hollins 10 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Hollins 1-0 0.0 0 0
F. Cox 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
F. Cox 1-0 1.0 0 1
T. Jernigan 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
T. Jernigan 1-1 1.0 0 0
C. Graham 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Graham 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Kendricks 95 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
M. Kendricks 1-2 0.0 0 0
R. Darby 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Darby 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Wentz 11 QB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Wentz 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Clement 30 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Clement 1-0 0.0 0 0
V. Curry 75 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
V. Curry 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Vaeao 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
D. Vaeao 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Jones 8 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 42.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
4 42.5 1
D. Jones 4 42.5 1 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Celek 87 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 8.0 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 8.0 8 0
B. Celek 1 8.0 8 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
K. Cousins 8 QB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.5% 240 1 1 72.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.5% 240 1 1 72.9
K. Cousins 23/40 240 1 1 12
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Kelley 20 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 30 0
R. Kelley 10 30 0 6 3
K. Cousins 8 QB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 30 0
K. Cousins 4 30 0 10 12
C. Thompson 25 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 4 0
C. Thompson 3 4 0 4 11
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Pryor 11 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 6 66 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 66 0
T. Pryor 11 6 66 0 28 6
R. Grant 14 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 61 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 61 0
R. Grant 6 4 61 0 34 6
C. Thompson 25 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 52 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 52 1
C. Thompson 5 4 52 1 29 11
J. Reed 86 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 36 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 36 0
J. Reed 8 5 36 0 9 3
J. Crowder 80 WR
-1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 14 0
J. Crowder 7 3 14 0 7 -1
B. Quick 83 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 11 0
B. Quick 1 1 11 0 11 1
V. Davis 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
V. Davis 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Kelley 20 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
R. Kelley 1 0 0 0 0 3
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
M. Foster 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
M. Foster 8-1 0.0 0 0
Z. Brown 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-5 0 0.0
Z. Brown 7-5 0.0 0 0
D. Swearinger 36 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
D. Swearinger 5-0 0.0 0 0
P. Smith 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
P. Smith 4-0 1.0 0 0
K. Fuller 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
K. Fuller 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Allen 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Allen 3-1 0.0 0 0
R. Kerrigan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.5
R. Kerrigan 2-1 0.5 1 0
J. Norman 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Norman 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Everett 22 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-5 0 0.0
D. Everett 2-5 0.0 0 0
B. Breeland 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
B. Breeland 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Spaight 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Spaight 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Williams 71 T
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. McGee 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. McGee 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Scherff 75 G
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Scherff 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. McClain 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
T. McClain 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Ioannidis 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
M. Ioannidis 0-1 0.5 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Hopkins 3 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
1/1 2/2
D. Hopkins 1/1 33 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 40.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
4 40.5 2
T. Way 4 40.5 2 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Breeland 26 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 19.7 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 19.7 24 0
B. Breeland 3 19.7 24 0
C. Thompson 25 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
C. Thompson 1 18.0 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Crowder 80 WR
-1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 1.5 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 1.5 3 0
J. Crowder 2 1.5 3 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:35 PHI 44 1:07 3 56 TD
9:58 WAS 48 3:29 6 -2 Fumble
4:49 PHI 13 2:06 3 7 Punt
2:43 WAS 39 4:20 8 39 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:26 PHI 6 0:56 3 14 INT
8:30 PHI 25 4:34 5 7 Punt
1:17 PHI 25 1:17 10 43 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PHI 25 4:22 9 51 FG
2:06 PHI 26 2:15 5 13 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:21 PHI 15 5:38 9 34 Punt
5:46 PHI 47 3:47 6 33 FG
0:25 PHI 42 0:25 1 -1 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 16 2:25 6 10 Punt
11:28 WAS 25 1:30 5 23 Fumble
6:29 50 1:40 3 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:23 WAS 24 3:57 6 21 Punt
3:56 WAS 31 2:39 8 69 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:38 WAS 19 8:32 16 66 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:51 WAS 36 2:30 7 50 INT
6:43 WAS 1 0:57 3 2 Punt
1:59 WAS 25 0:30 2 -5 Fumble
1:29 WAS 34 1:04 6 24 Downs