The Stat Line of the Night – 10/25/09 – Cedric Benson
The Stat Line of the Night – 10/26/09 – DeSean Jackson
Total Pro Sports – In what was their first game against an NFC East division opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles wanted to get off to a quick start. Doing so would undoubtedly put them in a good position against a Washington Redskins team that does not field a very threatening offense.
It did not take DeSean Jackson very long to give his team exactly what they were looking for.
After receiving the opening kickoff, the Eagles took only four plays before getting the ball into the hands of their big-play threat. On first-and-ten from their own 33, Jackson took an end-around for 67 yards, and a 7-0 lead. He was quiet for the remainder of the first quarter and much of the second before finding himself wide open down field and taking a 57 yard pass from Donovan McNabb into the end zone, making the score 27-7. The Eagles would not score another point, and Jackson would not do much more, finishing with 136 total yards and two touchdowns, but his two big first half plays were more than enough as Philadelphia went on to win this one by a score of 27-17. Jackson took control of the game when his team needed him most and because of that we rewarded him with “The Stat Line Of The Night” for monday, October 26, 2009.
Jackson did leave the sidelines during the first half after his touchdown catch and headed to the locker room for x-rays on his foot, but the injury was not severe as he was able to return to action in the second half. The Eagles did limit him somewhat, but with the game in control, that should be expected. After all, with a 4-2 record Philadelphia is in a good position to finish on top of the division, and they will need a healthy Jackson to keep it that way.