By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Eagles kept their potential playoff hopes alive on Monday night. The Eagles won 28-13 over the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Eagles improved to 6-6 on the season. They are now 4-3 on the season. They only have one home game left on the season.
Philadelphia is on a two-game win streak. Besides this win, they also defeated the New York Giants last weekend.
The Redskins fell to 6-6 on the season, as well. They are now 3-3 on the road.
Washington has dropped its past three games. The team lost to the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys before the loss to the Eagles.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz went 27 of 39 for 306 yards. He also had two touchdowns and one interception.
“Play-action, bootlegs, nakeds, getting me on the edge, gives me a chance to make plays and we used that effectively,” Wentz said.
Josh Adams had 20 carries for 85 yards. Corey Clement also had five carries for 27 yards. Darren Sproles had four carries for 22 yards and a touchdown. This was Sproles first game back since the season-opener.
Golden Tate had seven receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown. This was Tate’s best game with the team after being acquired at the trade deadline with the Detroit Lions. Zach Ertz had nine receptions for 83 yards.
Nelson Agholor had four receptions for 56 yards. Clement had three receptions for 31 yards. Alshon Jeffery had three receptions for 31 yards. Jordan Matthew had a four-yard touchdown reception.
Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy went 4 of 4 for 50 yards. Then he broke his leg and will miss the rest of the season.
According to reports, McCoy played two plays after breaking his leg. Mark Sanchez — who signed with the team after Alex Smith went down with a season-ending injury — came in and went 13 of 21 for 100 yards. He also had an interception.
“We have to get a plan ready for Mark moving forward,” Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said. “We’ve got to play great football around him, which we didn’t do [Monday night].”
Adrian Peterson had nine carries for 98 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown was a 90-yard touchdown. It was the longest of his career.
Josh Doctson had three receptions for 51 yards. Jamison Crowder had four receptions for 36 yards. Jordan Reed also had four receptions for 21 yards.
Philadelphia had 14 points in the second half. Wentz hit Matthews for a four-yard touchdown reception. Following the touchdown, Wentz hit Tate for a two-point conversion.
Jake Elliott also made two field goals.
The Eagles led 14-13 at halftime. Wentz hit Tate for a six-yard touchdown reception. Sproles also scored on a 14-yard rushing touchdown.
Redskins’ Peterson scored on a 90-yard rushing touchdown. Dustin Hopkins also made two field goals.