Dousing the head coach with Gatorade after Week 1?
Forgive the Philadelphia Eagles for their excessive celebration Sunday, but they hadn’t beaten the Washington Redskins in their last five tries. So their 30-17 victory — punctuated by a 20-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Fletcher Cox — was just a little more exhilarating than the typical 1-0 start.
“It was something we were talking all week about,” said Eagles coach Doug Pederson, referring to the recent losing streak against Washington. “We wanted to get the monkey off our back down here against the Redskins, particularly on the road.”
There were some setbacks — the Eagles couldn’t run, they had some dumb...