"As the final seconds ticked away at the rapidly emptying Lincoln Financial Field, Clinton Portis raised his index finger and pointed at the scoreboard that revealed yet another Redskins victory. The Washington running back stood in a loose huddle near midfield, then pointed to each quadrant of the stadium -- 1-2-3-4 -- unconsciously counting off Washington's consecutive number of wins, the last pair coming over NFC East rivals Dallas and Philadelphia, on their turf, nonetheless.
Washington's 23-17 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday was a mugging in which the Redskins rang up 23 unanswered points and bulldozed the Eagles' top-ranked run defense for 203 yards, while limiting Philadelphia to 58 rushing yards. It was a bare-knuckle pummeling that should have humbled an opponent that's starting to be exposed like Kimbo Slice.
Yet, these were the words that came from Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, who might not have fully digested the physical handling his team endured, which also left it 2-3 and deeper in the NFC East basement:
"Not to take anything away from them, but there is no way this team is better than us.""