Washington Redskins' wide receiver Pierre Garçon breaks through the defense during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on October 4, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI | License Photo
WASHINGTON -- Kirk Cousins threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Pierre Garcon with 26 seconds left, lifting the Washington Redskins to a 23-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at FedEx Field.
Starting on their own 10-yard line with 6:05 left, the Redskins (2-2) used a mix of passes and runs to get to the Eagles 34 at the two minute warning.
On third-and-6, Cousins hit Garcon for 14 yards to the 16, and the pair connected again for 12 yards, setting up the game-winner.
Cousins finished 31-of-46 for 290 yards and a touchdown.
Philadelphia quarterback Sam Bradford threw three second-half touchdown passes as the Eagles rallied from a 13-0 halftime deficit. He finished 15-of-29 for 269 yards for the 1-3 Eagles.
Hurricane Joaquin proved only a mild factor, causing some winds, but no rain.
The Eagles took a 20-16 lead after linebacker Brandon Graham stripped tight end Jordan Reed after a catch and linebacker Jordan Hicks recovered at the Philadelphia 42.
After a penalty moved the ball to the Redskins 39, Bradford hit wide receiver Miles Austin behind the coverage for the go-ahead touchdown less than a minute into the fourth quarter.
The Eagles erased a dismal offensive first half with two Bradford touchdown passes in the first seven minutes of the second half to tie the score at 13-13.
First Bradford found wide receiver Riley Cooper in stride down the middle for a 62-yard score, but new kicker Caleb Sturgis missed the extra point.
On the next possession, Bradford capped a five-play, 56-yard drive when he avoided linebacker Ryan Kerrigan in the backfield and threw to a wide open tight end Brent Celek from 10 yards out.
Dustin Hopkins 33-yard field goal on the ensuing drive made it 16-13 Redskins.
Washington outgained the Eagles 128-25 in the first quarter, but led only 6-0.
After a pair of penalties set up third-and-19 from the Washington 11 on the opening drive, running back Chris Thompson scampered 42 yards up the middle on a draw. Three plays later, Cousins hit Thompson in the flat for 19 yards. The Redskins' drive stalled inside the 5 and they settled for a 20-yard Hopkins field goal.
The Redskins drove to the Eagles 20 late in the quarter, but again settled for a Hopkins field goal.
Washington found the end zone on after a 10-play drive midway through the second quarter.
On third-and-8 from the 18, Cousins threw to wide receiver Ryan Grant in the end zone and cornerback Eric Rowe was called for pass interference.
Two plays later from the one, Cousins fumbled the snap, scooped it up and, with a push from running back Matt Jones, bulled in for the score.
Philadelphia's first four drives ended with three punts and a fumble.
NOTES: The Eagles lost three defensive starters early. DE Brandon Bair (groin), CB Byron Maxwell (quad) and LB Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) left on Washington's first two drives. ... Eagles LT Justin Peters (quad) left in the second quarter. ... WR Pierre Garcon (knee) left the game in fourth quarter. ... RB DeMarco Murray's 30-yard run in the first quarter was his longest of the season. ... Washington DE Chris Baker had two sacks for his first career multi-sack game.