Anderson intercepts RG3 in loss

PHILADELPHIA — Colt Anderson recorded his first career NFL interception today in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field.

Anderson picked off a tipped pass from Redskins superstar rookie Robert Griffin III in the fourth quarter. The pick helped the Eagles get back into the game.

Anderson returned the interception about 35 yards. His return, though, was called back by an Eagles penalty. The Eagles cashed in on the turnovers moments later when Dion Lewis scored on a 17-yard run with 8 minutes, 55 seconds left in the game. That score pulled the Eagles to within 27-20.

Anderson ended the game with five tackles, including one for a loss. He also broke up a pass.

The start at strong safety was Anderson’s third straight start for the Eagles. He is also the team’s special teams ace on the Pro Bowl ballot. The Pro Bowl rosters will be released Wednesday.

The Eagles (4-11) close out the season next Sunday on the road against the New York Giants.