NFL Scores Week 6: Eagles Keep Season Alive Vs. Redskins

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 16: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles scores a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during a game at FedExField on October 16, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The Eagles still have life. Philadelphia schlepped its 1-4 record to Washington and beat the NFC East division-leading Redskins 20-13 on Sunday.

Philadelphia's biggest advantage was not employing Rex Grossman, who torpedoed the Redskins' chances by throwing four interceptions. Grossman was benched in the second half for John Beck. The backup's remarkably average play (a huge improvement over Grossman) likely means it's time to revive the least interesting quarterback controversy in the NFL.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy carried the ball 28 times for 126 yards and a touchdown. Michael Vick threw for 237 yards and a touchdown. The Michael Vick injury watch came into play in the second half when Vick left the field after taking a shot to the head. The Eagles said the quarterback just had dirt in his eye.

With the win, the Eagles move to 2-4 avoid entering their bye week in a complete free fall. The Redskins fall to 3-2 and have to figure out what to do at the quarterback position.

For more on the Eagles head over to Bleeding Green Nation. For more on the Redskins, check out Hogs HavenFor Week 6 NFL scores and newsWeek 5 NFL video highlights, and Week 6 fantasy football stats and updates visit our comprehensive StoryStreams.


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