The Philadelphia Eagles lost their first game of the NFL season Sunday, but it was a big one.
The Eagles lost 31-0 to the Washington Redskins in Washington.
The Eagles defense struggled to stop Robert Griffin III, who had six sacks and a forced fumble.
Washington scored the winning touchdown with under a minute left in the game.
The loss was the first of five straight losses by Washington, who finished 3-7.
The team was coming off a bye week that began Tuesday, which allowed them to rest up before facing the defending champion Denver Broncos in Week 10.
The Redskins lost for the second time in their last three games.
The Redskins were coming off an impressive 24-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 27.
But the Jaguars had just lost to Tennessee and were struggling to find a rhythm.
The game started out well for Washington, with the offense picking up momentum late in the first half.
After a field goal by Jake Browning to give the Redskins a 10-0 lead, quarterback Colt McCoy hit a 1-yard pass to tight end Evan Engram to give Washington a 17-0 advantage.
But Engram was hit by Griffin’s pass interference penalty and the ball was picked off by a safety and returned for a touchdown.
McCoy’s second touchdown pass was also returned by Engram for a 10 and the Eagles took over.
The defense had a couple big moments, too.
First, safety Josh McNary intercepted Griffin’s second pass of the game and recovered it for a 14-yard gain.
McNary also intercepted Griffin on the next play.
McNery also picked off a third pass.
The second interception came on the ensuing drive, when quarterback Robert Griffin threw a short pass that was intercepted by linebacker Mychal Kendricks.
The interception was Griffin’s first since Oct. 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The defensive line had a sack of Griffin on third down and safety Michael Brockers had a pressure on Griffin at the goal line.
But Griffin threw an incomplete pass that got picked off.
The Chargers had a big play on the opening drive, with quarterback Philip Rivers throwing a touchdown pass to receiver Mike Williams on third and goal from the 1-point line.
The ball bounced off Williams and landed in the hands of safety D.J. Swearinger, who picked it off.
Williams finished with six catches for 106 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.
Williams and Williams combined for three of the Eagles first 15 touchdown passes of the night.
The Washington defense didn’t have a huge game, but the Eagles did have a big moment on fourth down.
After the Redskins had a one-yard touchdown to get into field goal range, linebacker Kedric Golston made a diving play to intercept Griffin’s throwing attempt and return it for the touchdown.
The Washington defense had another big play.
Cornerback Kendall Fuller had a pick on third-and-6 from the Chargers 28.
It was a turnover by safety T.J.-J.
Ward, but Fuller’s pick gave the Eagles a first down on the first play of the fourth quarter.
The first play from scrimmage was the Eagles’ first touchdown of the day.
The fourth quarter was much different than the first three quarters.
The Chargers had seven plays of 20 yards or more, including the first touchdown pass of Griffin’s career.
On third-down conversion, the Chargers went out of bounds with 1:25 left in regulation.
Washington quarterback Robert Turbin had two passes picked off on fourth-and_10, including a deflection from receiver Tyler Lockett.
Washington got the ball back at the 1 with 8:55 left in overtime and Griffin threw to wide receiver Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the right side for a 1, which was returned for the score.
The ensuing drive started with a fumble by quarterback Kellen Clemens, but that was recovered by safety Kendall Fuller, who caught the interception.
Fuller had another pick on Washington’s next play, and Griffin found Williams for a 19-yard score.
Fullers final pick on the drive was on a fourth-down play to the Chargers’ 1 with 4:13 left in OT.
On third down, Washington used its first timeout.
Washington cornerback Bradley Fletcher intercepted Griffin with 3:22 left in a 2-on-1.
Griffin then threw to tightend Evan Engrams on third downs, and the receiver got a 1.5-yard catch.
Fulls next pick came on third.
Engrams was intercepted and returned to the Redskins’ 3.
On fourth down, the Eagles were down 13-10 with 2:43 left in extra time.
But Washington quarterback Josh McCown was sacked by linebacker Robert Ayers and the Redskins went into timeout.
But McCown missed the first two field goal attempts and the field goal attempt, which would have given Washington a chance to score on a game-winning field goal.