Yet, Eagles fans might argue that the most impressive part of the game was the play of the Eagles defense in the first half.
Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon would agree with the Eagles fans. Garcon told CSN Philly that defensive coordinator Billy Davis' defense "surprised us." You're not kidding. The Washington offense did not even get on the board until the third quarter. Garcon said "they had a lot of looks that we weren’t expecting and we just didn’t get the hang of it" which was blatantly obvious for anyone who tuned in at any point in the first half.
The Eagles defense was swarming in the first half and settled back in the second - that's when things got a little too close for comfort. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks led all Eagles with 10 total tackles and two quarterback hits while cornerback Cary Williams had an interception, a sack, a tackle for loss, and two passes defended.
On the Redskins' first play from scrimmage, defensive end-turned-outside linebacker Trent Cole stripped Pro Bowl running back Alfred Morris to get the Eagles defense off the field after just one play. Cole later was credited with a safety, three solo tackles, and two quarterback hits.
Not too shabby for a defense that allowed more points than everyone in the league last season with the exception of the Titans and Saints.
The hope is that the defense can keep the pressure for a full four quarters against San Diego on Sunday. If they can do that then we all might've underestimated Davis' squad, including Davis himself.
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