Quick Take: Redskins deal Eagles costly loss

It was over when ...
LaRon Landry and Fred Smoot combined to keep Reggie Brown just inches shy of the goal line as time expired. Brown had leaped to catch a pass at the 1-yard line, but was knocked backward by Landry as he came down with the ball. The play was similar to the Santonio Holmes TD catch last week in Baltimore, but this time replays showed Brown was clearly short of the end zone.

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A frustrated Jason Taylor had said during the week that he was not worth the contract he was earning this year, but he played up to it Sunday. He had two sacks and his forced fumble set up the only touchdown of the game for the Redskins.

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This contest was determined by field position, and punter Ryan Plackemeier ensured Washington won that category by pinning Philadelphia inside the 20-yard line five times.

Clinton Portis snapped a seven-game scoreless streak by rushing for a 1-yard TD in the third quarter. ... For the 12th time in 15 games, Jason Campbell did not throw an interception. ... The Eagles were held out of the end zone for the first time this season. ... The Eagles need help to make the playoffs following this loss, the Redskins were eliminated.

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