The Eagles showed they were alive
and avoided loss number five
thanks to a big start
and safeties, whose art
cut short many a Redskins drive.
A defense searching for a fix.
the Eagles came up with four picks,
Kurt Coleman hawked three
in the Birds’ victory.
Nate Allen caught one in the mix.
Dubbed weak against rushing attacks,
the Eagles contained the Skins’ backs.
Forty-two yards’ rushed
kept Washington hushed
and gave the Eagles’ offense cracks.
Jumping to a 20-zip score,
the Eagles could not manage more.
But their lead was enough
for a win sometimes rough,
to keep foot in the division’s door.