Barber scores twice to help Washington rally past Eagles

Peyton Barber rushed for two touchdowns and the Washington Football Team registered eight sacks in a 27-17 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in the season opener for both teams.Washington scored 27 unanswered points and gave head coach Ron Rivera a victory in his debut. It was the largest deficit overcome against Philadelphia in the series history.Quarterback Dwayne Haskins completed 17 of 31 passes for 178 yards and one touchdown as Washington won a home opener for the first time since 2014.The Eagles entered the game without injured running back Miles Sanders and right tackle Lane Johnson. Despite those absences, the team bolted to a 17-0 lead thanks to a pair of touchdown passes by quarterback Carson Wentz.Wentz completed 24 of 42 passes for 270 yards, but he also threw a pair of costly interceptions.The Eagles’ offense clicked early as Wentz drove the Eagles 62 yards in six plays on their opening drive, culminated by a 5-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zach Ertz.Jake Elliott tacked on a 38-yard field goal and Wentz later tossed a 34-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dallas Goedert for a 17-0 advantage with 6:54 left in the second quarter.Fabian Moreau intercepted Wentz with 1:37 remaining in the second quarter. Washington capitalized as Haskins soon threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end Logan Thomas with 40 seconds left to close within 17-7.

Question of the Day

Sept 23

Q: President Lincoln had to turn down the gift of this animal even tho the King of Siam said it would benefit America economically… A: Elephant

Sept 22

Q: If you want to attract this particular kind of outdoor creature, you should smear yourself in garlic… A: Leeches

Sept 21

Q: Drivers who own this make of car are more likely to have a speeding ticket… A: Subaru