The Washington Redskins stumbled out of the gate against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday as the burgundy and gold suffered an opening day loss at home. The Redskins came into the game riding the coat-tails of a five game winning streak against one their oldest Nfc East rivalries.

Redskins injury report

Head coach Jay Gruden addressed the Redskins injury situation following Sunday's game.

“Morgan Moses had an ankle, and he came back to play; Trent Williams had an ankle and came back to play; D.J. Swearinger had back spasms and came back to play.”

Both Moses and Williams were injured on plays were the big tackles were rolled up on under a pile of defenders.

Williams missed four plays while Moses didn't miss any. All three players will have a short week to prepare for next weekend's game against the Los Angeles Rams as the Redskins will have to make the cross-country trip on either Thursday or Friday.

Three players on the Redskins roster were listed as questionable heading into Sunday's game; rookie linebacker Ryan Anderson (shoulder stinger), center Spencer Long (knee), and wide receiver Jamison Crowder (hip). All three were active as Long and Crowder both started and played crucial roles.

Joining those three on the original report were receiver Josh Doctson (hamstring), linebacker Junior Galette (hamstring), and rookie safety Montae Nicholson (shoulder) although each was player fully participated in practice last week.

Controversial call could have changed the game's ending

While Washington turned the ball over four times and virtually had no running game (Kirk Cousins had 30 yards rushing, which was led the team), the team was still only down five points as the game's final minutes ticked down on the clock. The situation landed the Redskins in their two-minute offense looking to score a touchdown while in Philadelphia territory.

The Redskins were trying their best to conserve the clock while Philadelphia was in prevent defense-mode giving Washington the middle of the field, but not allowing them to make it to the sidelines (to stop the clock) or get behind them down the field.

On the play in question, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins took the snap and immediately felt pressure coming from the stout Eagles defensive line that had been disrupting his passing routines nearly all day.

What happened next is a matter of opinion as Cousins claims he left go of the ball before being hit. The replay shows that as he was going to release the ball the Philadelphia defender was closing in, as stated above, it's a matter of opinion on what happened next. The play was ruled a fumble on the field, a call that the replay officials in New York agreed with. Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox returned the fumble for a touchdown, which pushed the score to 30-17 and ended any chance Washington had to win.