Adrian Peterson put up 92% of his rushing yards Monday night on one play.
It was a 90-yard touchdown run that gave Washington a brief second quarter lead before the Eagles ultimately pulled ahead and put the game away.
The Birds defense otherwise held Peterson to a measly 8 yards on 8 runs, shutting down the Redskins after Colt McCoy left the game and was replaced by Mark Sanchez, who was playing his first NFL game in two years.
AD turned back the clock with this one:
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It was one of the few blemishes on the night for the Eagles defense, which held Washington to just 235 total yards and remained fresh due to a lopsided time of possession number.
Today defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz talked about Peterson’s run:
Obviously the 90-yarder wasn’t a good thing. When you give up a long run it’s very rarely one person’s mistake. You can give up a long pass and it just be one guy. Everybody can do something right and one guy trips and falls down or one guy miscommunicates, and you can look really bad on a pass by one guy. It’s hard to look really bad on a run unless you get mistakes at all three levels. We did on that play. Mistake on the D-line, mistake at linebacker and then a missed tackle on the back end. That’s where you end up.
Schwartz confirmed that the Eagles blitzed on that play, saying he “might have blitzed like three times in the last two weeks, one of which was a 90-yard touchdown run.”
So what happened here?