Big day from former Buckeyes lifts Washington to 1-0 start with win over Philadelphia
Major contributions from former Ohio State stars on Sunday helped the Washington Football Team start the year with a win, defeating Philadelphia 27-17 in Week 1.
After trailing the Eagles 17-0 in the first half, Washington outscored Philadelphia 27-0 in the final 30:40 of the game to start the year 1-0.
Dwayne Haskins Jr. was named the team’s starter heading into the season opener, and he delivered a solid performance against the Eagles, completing 17-of-31 pass attempts for 178 yards and a touchdown. His favorite target was a former teammate at Ohio State, Terry McLaurin, who hauled in 5 catches for 61 yards.
Haskins also rushed for 17 yards in Washington’s victory. His lone touchdown pass was a 6-yard strike to Logan Thomas in the second quarter.
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On the defensive side of the football, Chase Young had a strong showing in his debut. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft didn’t need a full 15 minutes before recording his first NFL sack, getting to Philly’s Carson Wentz late in the first quarter.
Young also recorded a half-sack late in the game, finishing his first game with 4 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a QB hit.
Washington is back in action next Sunday, when it travels to Arizona to play the Cardinals.