It wasn't pretty for a while there, but the Eagles came back to take a division game on the road in Washington and keep the season "mediocre." Donovan's numbers look better than some of his passes did, but we'll take a 4-TD performance any time. His 37 rushing yards were all meaningful, and showed defenses that 5 will run if he has to. Brian Westbrook was his usual monstrous self, and if Adrian Peterson misses much time with the knee injury he suffered today, 36West will be a leading MVP candidate. What a catch by Reggie Brown on a poorly thrown ball by DMac, turning it into a 45-yard TD. Kevin Curtis didn't do much... again. L.J. Smith caught a TD pass, rekindling a productive relationship with McNabb.
On the defensive side of the ball, the secondary had some awful lapses, letting James Thrash (yep, same James Thrash) run all over the field and grab 2 TD passes. William James Peterson was a nightmare. But they did have some huge stops at the goal line, and kept Clinton Portis's productivity limited to mid-field production.
It wasn't a pretty game, but it was a win. Take that, Mottrams.
Anyone else worried about David Akers? Those kickoffs are getting shorter, and he's anything but money with the field goals lately. He's been the man here for a while, but there's cause for concern.