Pierre Garçon caught a go-ahead 4-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins with 26 seconds left in the fourth quarter, as the Washington Redskins survived a thriller against NFC East foe Philadelphia, 23-20, at FedEx Field on Sunday.
Washington nearly blew a 13-point halftime lead as Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford got hot with three second-half touchdown passes, including a 39-yarder to Miles Austin early in the fourth quarter to give Philadelphia a 20-16 lead.
But the Redskins defense held firm the rest of the way, and Cousins finished a mistake-free outing by engineering a 15-play, 90-yard drive that culminated with the Garçon touchdown reception.
It was the second career game-winning drive by Cousins, who completed 31 of 46 attempts for 290 yards and the one TD pass. He also recorded his first career rushing touchdown after recovering a fumbled goal-line snap in the second quarter, the Eagles’ first surrendered rushing TD of the season.
Washington is now 2-2 going into next week’s road game against the red-hot Atlanta Falcons. The sputtering Eagles dropped to 1-3, still only two games out of first in the NFC East but nonetheless disappointing for a team that began the season with championship aspirations.