DeSean Jackson is ridiculous
–Footage provided by ESPN.com
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson paced the Philadelphia Eagles to a 27-17 away win against their division rival Washington Redskins on Monday night.
The former Cal standout tallied 167 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns on just six touches – three punt returns, two catches and a scintillating run.
Jackson sprinted 67 yards for a score on a reverse early in the first quarter, and followed up with a 57-yard touchdown reception just before the end of the first half.
Jackson may get the headlines, but Jeremy Maclin, the Eagles’ other speedster receiver, did the little things that don’t show up on the scoresheet. On Jackson’s first touchdown, Maclin blocked the cornerback downfield and cleared a seam.
Maclin’s sharp route-running also helped open up the Eagles’ offense. In the second quarter, Maclin ran an in-and-up route that froze the Redskins defender. Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb didn’t look Maclin’s direction, but coaches took note.
Later that possession, the coaches called for Jackson to run a similar double move, McNabb pump-faked towards Maclin and hit Jackson over the top.
The Eagles improved to 4-2, while the Redskins dropped to 2-5.
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