Eagles beat RedskinsSherm Lewis might want to go back to bingo. Or, better yet, he might want to apply for a job as the Philadelphia Eagles’ play caller — it’s a much easier job with someone such as DeSean Jackson on your side.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Sherm Lewis might want to go back to bingo. Or, better yet, he might want to apply for a job as the Philadelphia Eagles’ play caller — it’s a much easier job with someone such as DeSean Jackson on your side.
Jackson scored on a 67-yard reverse and caught a 57-yard touchdown pass in the first half, and the Eagles converted three turnovers into points Monday night in a 27-17 win over the Washington Redskins.
Nearly all the scoring came in the first half of an injury-filled game — Philadelphia’s Brian Westbrook (concussion) and Washington’s Chris Cooley (right ankle) left early and didn’t return. The win got the Eagles (4-2) back to form after last week’s jarring loss to the Oakland Raiders.
Donovan McNabb completed 15 of 25 passes for 156 yards, getting his 200th touchdown pass and surpassing 30,000 yards passing for his career. The defense sacked Jason Campbell six times, and newcomer Will Witherspoon ran back an interception for a touchdown and created another turnover even though he’s been with the team for only a week.
Offensive consultant Lewis has been with the Redskins (2-5) for only three weeks after being lured out of a retirement consisting of bingo-calling and Meals on Wheels — and his first try at calling the plays proved as unsuccessful as when head coach Jim Zorn was handling the task. Zorn was stripped of the duty by the front office after last week’s loss to Kansas City, causing so much consternation that the front office felt the need to announce that Zorn won’t be fired anytime soon.