PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz ran everywhere on Monday evening, extending performs the way in which he did prior to he tore a knee ligament a yr in the past.
Wentz tossed two landing passes, Darren Sproles ran for a rating, and the Philadelphia Eagles stayed searching for the N.F.C. East identify with a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins, who misplaced but any other quarterback to a damaged leg.
The Eagles (6-6) received consecutive video games for the primary time since Nick Foles led them to a Tremendous Bowl victory over the Patriots.
Washington (6-6) misplaced Colt McCoy, the backup quarterback in his moment recreation changing the injured Alex Smith — who broke his proper tibia and fibula on Nov. 18 — to a leg damage of his personal. Mark Sanchez took over for McCoy early in the second one quarter.
Redskins Trainer Jay Gruden stated after the sport that from what he understood, McCoy had fractured his fibula and would pass over the remainder of the season.
Adrian Peterson ran 90 yards for a landing on Sanchez’s first play beneath heart, giving Washington a 10-7 lead. It used to be the longest run Philadelphia had allowed in franchise historical past, however the Eagles’ deficit didn’t ultimate lengthy.
Wentz, who has now not scrambled a lot since returning in Week three from an operation to fix two knee ligaments, didn’t run for any yards. However he used to be at the transfer fairly a little, on each designed rollouts and performs through which he improvised.
Sproles put Philadelphia up via 14-10 on a 14-yard landing run in the second one quarter. Wentz threw a Four-yard scoring go to Jordan Matthews and attached with Golden Tate on a 2-point conversion to increase the result in 22-13 early within the fourth quarter.
The Eagles two times failed to attain within the pink zone and nonetheless controlled to put up their second-highest level overall this season.
That they had a primary down on the Redskins’ 2-yard line in the second one quarter, however Josh Adams used to be stopped for a loss on fourth down from the 1.
Within the 3rd quarter, Philadelphia had a primary down on the Redskins’ five, however Wentz threw proper to Josh Norman for an interception.
Wentz completed 27 of 39 for 306 yards. He got here out firing, main the Eagles to a rating on their opening pressure for simplest the 3rd time season.
On first-and-15, he scrambled out of the pocket, motioned for Tate to move deep and lofted a 19-yard go down the left sideline. Wentz completed the pressure via firing a 6-yard landing go at the run to Tate.