Three takeaways from Washington Football Team’s Week 1 win vs. Eagles

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LANDOVER, MARYLAND – SEPTEMBER 13: Ryan Kerrigan #91 of the Washington Football Team celebrates after a play against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second half at FedExField on September 13, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Here are three takeaways from the Washington Football Team’s Week 1 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

There was a lot of optimism among Washington Football Team fans heading into Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season. The new regime, players, and progression of young players gave a lot of reasons to be hopeful, but the question was: can they turn the buzz into positive on-field progress?

It didn’t look good early. It was 17-0 in favor of the Philadelphia Eagles off the bat and Washington was playing poorly. But then, they flipped the switch and the script. They scored the final 27 points of the game to beat their divisional rivals for the first time since 2016.

The game was a complete reversal of Washington’s Week 1 game against Philadelphia in 2019. In that contest, Washington went up 17-0 before blowing the lead and the game. In that game, they were outcoached and their weaknesses showed late.

But this time around, it was the Eagles that struggled. Their offensive line couldn’t hold up and Washington attacked it. They made adjustments early to make life difficult for Carson Wentz. And overall, that’s how they were able to win the game.

With all that said, here are the three biggest takeaways from the game against the Eagles, starting with the one negative portion of the game.

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