Eagles' DeSean Jackson swipes at old team, says he knew Redskins would blow 17-point lead

Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY
Published 11:02 a.m. ET Sept. 9, 2019 | Updated 12:07 p.m. ET Sept. 9, 2019CLOSE
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb breaks down the Eagles week 1 victory over the Redskins.
USA TODAYPhiladelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson knew his team would come back from a 17-point halftime deficit in Sunday’s 32-27 win over the Washington Redskins. Part of that came as a result of having confidence in his Eagles teammates. The other part came with a lack of confidence in his former teammates. “We just knew that coming into the locker room that it is just a mentality thing,” Jackson told reporters Sunday. “That (is) being part of a team and organization that is just known for winning. Regardless of the score and how many points you are down, there is always a chance you can win the game. “Being in that locker room, I just know how they (the Redskins) are, not saying anything bad about them, that is just how they are.”Jackson played for the Redskins for three seasons from 2014-16. He added: “Anybody going into halftime up 17 points will think they have the game won.”The Eagles erased the large margin thanks to Jackson’s big second half. The veteran receiver finished with eight catches for 154 yards and two touchdown. Carson Wentz’ 51-yard TD pass was the first score of the second half to jolt the momentum for the Eagles in the victory.After the game, Wentz told reporters of Jackson’s impact: “It felt great to have him out here, creating the dynamic element that he does for our offense, and I know the city if pretty fired up to have him back here.”The three-time Pro Bowler started his career with the Eagles and returned this offseason in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext Slide

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