Eagles soar over Skins, Caps dominate division, Hoyas launch season

About five hours prior to the Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles ESPN Monday Night Football kick-off, quarterback Donovan Mcnabb signed a five-year $78 million extension with the Redskins. This contract extension came after being benched for the final two minutes of Oct. 31 game in Detroit and a bye Nov. 9.

Then things got ugly. On the first play of the game, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick threw an 88-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson. The Redskins’ first few possessions ended without a first down. The Eagles scored 28 unanswered points by the end of the first quarter.

By halftime, the score was 45-14. It was raining. Many of the 84, 912 fans had fled to the FedEx Field gates before the half was even over. When it was all said and done, the Redskins lost 59-28. The Skins were 0-10 on third down conversions and gave up 592 yards to the Eagles.

The Skins now sit in third place in the NFC East and will travel to Tennessee to face the Titans next Sunday at 1:00 p.m. With luck, running back Clinton Portis will return to the roster. He’s been recovering from a groin injury suffered in the Oct. 3 victory over the Eagles.

The Washington Capitals continue to cruise and are in first place in the NHL by one point over the Philadelphia Flyers. On Sunday, the Caps defeated the Atlanta Thrashers 6-4 at Verizon Center giving the Caps a record of 8-1 at home this season. The Caps have an eight-point division lead.

In the NCAA, the Georgetown Hoyas 2010/2011 season got underway with victories over Old Dominion 62-59, and Tulane, 69-53.

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