Standings

1st. Washington Football Team- 1-0 (1-0 DIV)

2nd. Dallas Cowboys- 0-1 (0-0 DIV)

3rd. Philadelphia Eagles- 0-1 (0-1 DIV)

4th. New York Giants- 0-1 (0-0 DIV)

 

Recap

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES @ WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

This game was all Eagles for the majority of the first quarter. It was 17-0, Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense were rolling, and Washington couldn’t get anything going against the Eagles defense. Wentz started 14-17 for 182 yards and 2 TDs. 

Then the wheels came off and the Washington defensive front started their siege of the Eagles quarterback. Wentz was sacked 8 times and threw two interceptions and fumbled once. After that hot start, Wentz finished 24-42 for 270 yards with 2 TDs and 2 picks. 

Ryan Kerrigan led the way with two sacks, giving him 13.5 in his career against the Eagles, the most among active players. Second overall pick Chase Young added 1.5 sacks in his NFL debut. Second year QB Dwayne Haskins rebounded after a very rough start, finishing 17-31 for 171 yards and a touchdown. Peyton Barber added two touchdowns on the ground as part of Washington’s 27 unanswered points. 

For more on the Eagles, read our game review courtesy of Shane Haff. 

Eagles Week 2 opponent- Rams at home, Sunday @ 1:00

Football Team Week 2 opponent- @Cardinals, Sunday @ 4:05

 

DALLAS COWBOYS @ Los Angeles Rams

The Cowboys much anticipated offense was not able to get much going on the scoreboard against the Rams despite racking up 380 yards of total offense. Dallas was only able to score two touchdowns and attempt two field goals, missing one of them. A questionable offensive pass interference call on Michael Gallup against Jalen Ramsey killed all hope of a comeback late in the fourth quarter. 

Ezekiel Elliot had a nice day, rushing for 96 yards and adding 31 through the air, good for 127 total yards. Elliott also scored both of the Cowboys’ touchdowns, one through the air and one on the ground. Dak Prescott finished 25-39 for 266 yards and a touchdown. Prescott was also sacked three times. 

Dallas is now 1-7 in one-score games since the start of 2019 after going 9-3 in such games in 2018. Star linebacker Leighton Vander Esch suffered a broken collarbone and will require surgery, keeping him off the field for 6-8 weeks. 

Cowboys Week 2 opponent- Falcons at home, Sunday @ 1:00

 

Pittsburgh Steelers @ NEW YORK GIANTS

The Giants and Saquon Barkley struggled to get anything going in the run game against the Steelers defense. Barkley ran for just 6 yards on 13 attempts. Quarterback Daniel Jones was the team’s leading rusher with 22 yards on 4 attempts. 

With the run game non-existent, the offense relied on Daniel Jones. The second year quarterback was not able to deliver, finishing 26-41 for 279 yards with 2 TDs and 2 picks. The Giant offense was only able to muster 16 points despite a strong performance from WR Darius Slayton. The 2019 fifth round pick continued his emergence, hauling in 6 passes on 9 targets for 102 yards and two touchdowns. 

New York’s defense struggled to stop the Pittsburgh run game, allowing 113 yards to Benny Snell. Ben Roethlisberger threw 3 TDs, two of which caught by JuJu Smith-Schuster, en route to putting up 26 points. 

Giants Week 2 opponent- @Bears, Sunday @ 1:00