Before getting to Up Downs, Season Version, a quick look back at the Redskins-Eagles game.
Brian Orakpo’s first half
Orakpo had his first multi-sack game since Week 4 at St. Louis. He took down Eagles quarterback Michael Vick twice in the first half, but …
Orakpo’s second half
He didn’t play after the second sack – in which he also forced a fumble – because of a strained pectoral muscle. Fortunately for the Redskins, the injury doesn’t appear to be serious.
The Redskins’ rookie running back made another statement while overcoming dehydration and injury to rush 20 times for 113 yards.
DeAngelo Hall and Perry Riley’s tackling
Both players should have had the physical advantage over 5-foot-8 Eagles receiver Chad Hall, but he was able to shed both players for a 7-yard touchdown catch and run in the first half.
The Redskins had three 15-yard penalties and two weren’t during the course of play. Santana Moss took off his helmet to argue a call and Donte’ Stallworth celebrated in the end zone. Just ridiculous.
The Eagles rushed 19 times for only 75 yards (3.9 yards) and that averaged is padded by a 20-yard run.
Jabar Gaffney’s 1,000-yard quest
Gaffney came up 53 yards short of his first 1,000-yard year (he finished with a career-high 953). The game book had him targeted a season-high 11 times but he had just four catches for 28 yards.