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Sunday, October 5, 2008
Redskins gashing the Eagles

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

PHILADELPHIA -- Unless something changes quickly, the Redskins are about to pull off one of the most remarkable two-game road swings in recent memory. Much like last week against the Cowboys, the Redskins are gashing the Eagles with their running game.

Clinton Portis just made it 23-14 with a 4-yard touchdown run, but the one that set it up was a 27-yard gain off left tackle. Fullback Mike Sellers absolutely destroyed safety Quintin Mikell on the play. And left tackle Chris Samuels did a superb job against defensive end Trent Cole.

The Eagles are in danger of falling out of the NFC East race -- and we're in Week 5! Just amazing. No one in this stadium thought the Redskins had a chance when they fell behind, 14-0 with eight minutes left in the first quarter. But they sort of weathered the early storm, and then took over the game in the second half. The Eagles have looked completely inept on offense following a great start.