Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson turned on the jets to score two touchdowns in his return to Philadelphia.
The Eagles trailed Washington 17-0 late in the second quarter before Jackson jump-started the offense. The 32-year-old wideout burned Redskins star cornerback Josh Norman and hauled in the 51-yard strike to give Philadelphia its first touchdown of the game.
Later in the third quarter, Jackson raced down the field and found himself wide open again. Wentz delivered a pinpoint throw and Jackson cruised into the end zone for a 53-yard touchdown.
Jackson's second score gave the Eagles a 21-20 lead, their first advantage of the game. Philadelphia went on to defeat the Redskins 32-27.
Jackson torched the Redskins, who he spent three seasons (2014-16) with, for eight receptions, 154 yards and two touchdowns. He led the team with 10 targets.
The three-time Pro Bowl receiver hadn't played with the Eagles since the 2013 season, when he set career highs in catches (82), yards (1,332) and touchdowns (nine).