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NFL: Washington 23, Philadelphia 17

Oct. 5, 2008 at 5:01 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Clinton Portis rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown Sunday, keying Washington's come-from-behind 23-17 win over Philadelphia.

The Eagles stormed out to a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter on a 9-yard touchdown run by Brian Westbrook and DeSean Jackson's 68-yard touchdown punt return.

Washington then scored 23 unanswered points before Philadelphia placekicker David Akers booted a 23-yard field goal with 7:18 remaining.

Washington quarterback Jason Campbell completed 16-of-29 passes for 176 yards and established a franchise record by throwing 162 passes without an interception.

Shaun Suisham kicked three field goals.

The Redskins (4-1) won despite the absences of injured defensive starters Jason Taylor, Shawn Springs and Marcus Washington.

For the Eagles (2-3), Donovan McNabb went 17-for-29 for 196 yards with no touchdowns.

Westbrook was held to 33 yards on 12 carries, but caught six passes for 51 yards, and Reggie Brown made four receptions for 84 yards.

The Redskins have finished their road schedule against fellow NFC East members this season.

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