Vernon Davis was flagged for excessive celebration after his first touchdown in two seasons, and fans are not happy with the NFL.
During the second quarter of today's game between the Eagles and Redskins, Kirk Cousins found Davis for a 13-yard touchdown. Davis celebrated the big score, which put Washington up 14-0, by shooting a fadeaway jump shot with the ball through the goalposts. While it was a fairly innocuous celebration, it still earned him a 15-yard penalty for excessive celebration.
To make matters worse, Philadelphia managed to take advantage of the field position in a big way. On the ensuing short kickoff, Wendell Smallwood fielded the ball at the Eagles' 14-yard line, and took it 86-yards to the house.
Fans are NOT happy with the NFL's decision to penalize Davis on the play.
Philadelphia tied the game on a Malcolm Jenkins pick-six, but Washington took the lead back on a Matt Jones touchdown with a few second remaining in the first half.
The 'Skins lead the Eagles 21-14 at halftime. Vernon Davis' touchdown is his lone catch of the game so far. He has 10 receptions for 94 yards on the season, his first as a member of the Redskins. His last touchdown came in Week 1 of the 2014 season against the Dallas Cowboys, when he scored twice for the San Francisco 49ers.