Carson Wentz was once at his easiest again at the transfer once more.
Wentz tossed two landing passes, Darren Sproles ran for a rating and the Philadelphia Eagles stayed in search of the NFC East identify with a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins on Monday evening.
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.
The Redskins (6-6) misplaced backup quarterback Colt McCoy to a significant proper leg harm in his moment sport changing Alex Smith, who broke his proper tibia and fibula on Nov. 18. Mark Sanchez took his position.
Redskins trainer Jay Gruden stated after the sport that, from what he understands, McCoy fractured his fibula and can omit the remainder of the season.
Adrian Peterson ran 90 yards for a landing on Sanchez’s first play underneath heart, giving the Redskins a 10-7 lead. It was once the longest run Philadelphia has allowed in franchise historical past however Washington’s lead did not closing lengthy.
Wentz, who hasn’t scrambled a lot since returning in Week three from surgical procedure to fix two knee ligaments, did not run for any yards. However he ran round and made large performs when he improvised and on designed rollouts.
“Anytime he can lengthen performs together with his legs, he is this kind of nice athlete, that is a bonus to the offense,” trainer Doug Pederson stated. “With the ability to do this permits us to stick at the box. He is talented in doing that. It comes herbal to him.”
Sproles put Philadelphia up 14-10 on a 14-yard TD run in the second one quarter. Wentz tossed a Four-yard TD move 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 purple zone and nonetheless controlled their second-highest level general this season.
They’d a primary down on the Redskins 2 in the second one quarter, however Josh Adams was once stopped for a loss on fourth down from the 1.
They’d a primary down on the Redskins Five within the 3rd quarter, however Wentz threw an interception proper to Josh Norman.
Wentz completed 27 of 39 for 306 yards. He got here out firing and led the Eagles to a rating on their opening power for best the 3rd time season.
First, he scrambled out of the pocket, motioned Tate to move deep and lofted a 19-yard move down the left sideline on a first-and-15. Wentz completed the power through firing a 6-yard TD move at the run to Tate.
“Play-action, bootlegs, nakeds, getting me at the edge, offers me an opportunity to make performs and we used that successfully,” Wentz stated.
Dustin Hopkins kicked box objectives of 47 and 44 yards for Washington.
“We need to get a plan able for Mark transferring ahead,” Gruden stated. “Now we have were given to play nice round him, which we did not do this night.”
Sanchez, a former first-round pick out who led the New York Jets to consecutive AFC championship video games in his first two seasons, is now a starter for the primary time since he performed for the Eagles in 2015.
“I am thankful for the chance. I used to be praying for the chance,” he stated, including his “center without a doubt breaks for” McCoy and Smith.
Sproles scored his first TD since Dec. 22, 2016. Sproles best performed 3 video games closing season sooner than he tore a knee ligament and broke his forearm at the similar play. He was once sidelined since Week 1 this yr on account of a hamstring harm.
“I am in point of fact glad for him,” heart Jason Kelce stated. “I do not normally know who’s again there but if I noticed it was once him and he were given in spite of everything zone, I had a large sense of pleasure. He is a stupendous man.”
Zach Ertz broke Brian Westbrook’s franchise document for receptions in a season. Ertz has 93 catches and is remaining in on Jason Witten’s single-season document (110) for tight ends. Westbrook had 90 catches in 2007.
“That is superior, however I am positive he is simply glad we received,” Wentz stated.
Redskins: LG Jonathan Cooper (arm), RB Tony Bergstrom (ankle), CB Fabian Moreau (knee) and LB Ryan Anderson (hamstring) left the sport.
Eagles: DT Tim Jernigan (again spasms) left within the first quarter and LT Jason Peters got here out at the ultimate collection with an undisclosed harm.
Redskins: Host the New York Giants (Four-Eight) on Sunday.
Eagles: Talk over with the Dallas Cowboys (7-Five) on Sunday.
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