Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
LANDOVER, Md. -- Let's do some quick-hitting items on what occurred in the first half:
It's hard to make any statement on Sherm Lewis' playcalling in the first half. The Eagles jumped out to a 17-0 lead, so it's not like Lewis has had the chance to lean on the running game. And you can't exactly load up and run stretch plays behind left tackle Stephon Heyer.
The Redskins have no chance of defending Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Jackson had a 67-yard touchdown run and a 57-yard touchdown catch. I think he could have returned a punt for a touchdown, but he muffed it and had to step out of bounds. I have no clue why Chris Horton would let Jackson get five yards behind him on what looked like a straight fly pattern.
In his first game with the Eagles, linebacker Will Witherspoon has been remarkably active. He's returned an interception for a touchdown and he forced a fumble. I'm sure he's just thrilled to be with a winning team. The Rams were winless when he left -- and remain that way.
I just feel bad for Jim Zorn right now. Every time I look down there, he's sort of staring at his playcalling chart with a confused look on his face. It must be so defeating to have another man calling the plays you carefully designed over the past two seasons.
Brian Westbrook took a knee to the helmet in the first quarter. It was good to see him walk off the field, but he looked pretty foggy. He has a concussion and won't return. But it has opened the door for rookie LeSean McCoy to get some more touches.
Could someone remind me why Michael Vick plays for the Eagles? It's so pointless to run him out there for two or three Wildcat plays per game. He did complete a pass for five yards, so that's something. He still looks slow to me. Defensive end Andre Carter had no trouble bringing him down on a misdirection play.
The Redskins are playing without tight end Chris Cooley, which takes away Sherm Lewis' favorite option. Cooley appeared to be about the only matchup problem for the Eagles. They've done a nice job rolling their coverage to Santana Moss.
I think Andy Reid wanted to see if DeSean Jackson would play through some pain. And Jackson has responded. He looks a little bit gimpy here in the second half, but I'm sure Reid is pleased to see him on the field.