Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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Carson Wentz tossed two touchdown passes, Darren Sproles ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles picked up a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins.

2:04 | December 4, 2018 | Football, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

Game Information
Location: Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 69,696

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carson Wentz was at his best back on the move again.

Wentz tossed two touchdown passes, Darren Sproles ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles stayed in the hunt for the NFC East title with a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins on Monday night.

The Eagles (6-6) won consecutive games for the first time since Nick Foles led them to a Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.

The Redskins (6-6) lost backup quarterback Colt McCoy to a serious right leg injury in his second game replacing Alex Smith, who broke his right tibia and fibula on Nov. 18. Mark Sanchez took his place.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said after the game that, from what he understands, McCoy fractured his fibula and will miss the rest of the season.

Adrian Peterson ran 90 yards for a touchdown on Sanchez's first play under center, giving the Redskins a 10-7 lead. It was the longest run Philadelphia has allowed in franchise history but Washington's lead didn't last long.

Wentz, who hasn't scrambled much since returning in Week 3 from surgery to repair two knee ligaments, didn't run for any yards. But he ran around and made big plays when he improvised and on designed rollouts.

"Anytime he can extend plays with his legs, he's such a great athlete, that's an advantage to the offense," coach Doug Pederson said. "Being able to do that allows us to stay on the field. He's gifted in doing that. It comes natural to him."

Sproles put Philadelphia up 14-10 on a 14-yard TD run in the second quarter. Wentz tossed a 4-yard TD pass to Jordan Matthews and connected with Golden Tate on a 2-point conversion to extend the lead to 22-13 early in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles twice failed to score inside the red zone and still managed their second-highest point total this season.

They had a first down at the Redskins 2 in the second quarter, but Josh Adams was stopped for a loss on fourth down from the 1.

They had a first down at the Redskins 5 in the third quarter, but Wentz threw an interception right to Josh Norman.

Wentz finished 27 of 39 for 306 yards. He came out firing and led the Eagles to a score on their opening drive for only the third time season.

First, he scrambled out of the pocket, motioned Tate to go deep and lofted a 19-yard pass down the left sideline on a first-and-15. Wentz finished the drive by firing a 6-yard TD pass on the run to Tate.

"Play-action, bootlegs, nakeds, getting me on the edge, gives me a chance to make plays and we used that effectively," Wentz said.

Dustin Hopkins kicked field goals of 47 and 44 yards for Washington.

"We have to get a plan ready for Mark moving forward," Gruden said. "We've got to play great football around him, which we didn't do tonight."

SANCHIZE TIME

Sanchez, a former first-round pick who led the New York Jets to consecutive AFC championship games in his first two seasons, is now a starter for the first time since he played for the Eagles in 2015.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity. I was praying for the opportunity," he said, adding his "heart definitely breaks for" McCoy and Smith.

WELCOME BACK

Sproles scored his first TD since Dec. 22, 2016. Sproles only played three games last season before he tore a knee ligament and broke his forearm on the same play. He was sidelined since Week 1 this year because of a hamstring injury.

"I'm really happy for him," center Jason Kelce said. "I don't usually know who is back there but when I saw it was him and he got in the end zone, I had a big sense of joy. He's a phenomenal guy."

RECORD SETTER

Zach Ertz broke Brian Westbrook's franchise record for receptions in a season. Ertz has 93 catches and is closing in on Jason Witten's single-season record (110) for tight ends. Westbrook had 90 catches in 2007.

"That's awesome, but I'm sure he's just happy we won," Wentz said.

INJURIES

Redskins: LG Jonathan Cooper (arm), RB Tony Bergstrom (ankle), CB Fabian Moreau (knee) and LB Ryan Anderson (hamstring) left the game.

Eagles: DT Tim Jernigan (back spasms) left in the first quarter and LT Jason Peters came out on the final series with an undisclosed injury.

UP NEXT

Redskins: Host the New York Giants (4-8) on Sunday.

Eagles: Visit the Dallas Cowboys (7-5) on Sunday.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Redskins Eagles
07:31 Golden Tate 6 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 0 7

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Redskins Eagles
13:46 Dustin Hopkins 44 yd FG 3 7
09:23 Adrian Peterson 90 yd run (Dustin Hopkins kick) 10 7
01:46 Darren Sproles 14 yd run (Jake Elliott kick) 10 14
00:15 Dustin Hopkins 47 yd FG 13 14

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Redskins Eagles
No scoring this quarter.

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Redskins Eagles
14:10 Jordan Matthews 4 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Golden Tate 2pt Pass from Carson Wentz) 13 22
11:41 Jake Elliott 46 yd FG 13 25
04:48 Jake Elliott 44 yd FG 13 28

Team Stats
  Washington Philadelphia
1st Downs 10 28
Total Yards 235 436
Passing 131 306
Passing Completions/Attempts 17-25 27-39
Yards/Pass 4.7 7.8
Rushing 104 130
Rushing Attempts 14 33
Yards/Rush 7.4 3.9
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Possession 20:41 39:19

Washington Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Mark Sanchez 13 21 100 4.8 0 1
Colt McCoy 4 4 50 12.5 0 0

Philadelphia Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Carson Wentz 27 39 306 7.8 2 1

Washington Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Adrian Peterson 9 98 10.9 1 90
Mark Sanchez 1 8 8.0 0 8
Chris Thompson 3 3 1.0 0 7
Jamison Crowder 1 -5 -5.0 0 -5

Philadelphia Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Josh Adams 20 85 4.2 0 18
Corey Clement 5 27 5.4 0 11
Darren Sproles 4 22 5.5 1 14
Carson Wentz 4 -4 -1.0 0 -1

Washington Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Josh Doctson 3 51 17.0 0 32
Jamison Crowder 4 36 9.0 0 11
Jordan Reed 4 21 5.2 0 7
Chris Thompson 3 18 6.0 0 9
Vernon Davis 2 15 7.5 0 9
Michael Floyd 1 9 9.0 0 9
Maurice Harris 0 0 0.0 0

Philadelphia Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Golden Tate 7 85 12.1 1 32
Zach Ertz 9 83 9.2 0 20
Nelson Agholor 4 56 14.0 0 39
Corey Clement 3 47 15.7 0 23
Alshon Jeffery 3 31 10.3 0 16
Jordan Matthews 1 4 4.0 1 4
Dallas Goedert 0 0 0.0 0

Washington Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Zach Brown 8 1 0 0
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 7 0 0 0
Fabian Moreau 7 2 0 0
Greg Stroman 6 1 0 0
Mason Foster 5 0 0 0
D.J. Swearinger Sr. 4 0 0 0
Preston Smith 3 0 0 0
Adonis Alexander 2 0 0 0
Ryan Kerrigan 2 0 0 0
Ryan Anderson 1 0 0 0
Pernell McPhee 1 0 0 0
Josh Norman 1 1 0 0
Da'Ron Payne 1 0 0 0
Tim Settle 1 0 0 0
Jonathan Allen 0 2 0 0
Jehu Chesson 0 0 0 0
Deshazor Everett 0 1 0 0
Danny Johnson 0 0 0 0
Montae Nicholson 0 0 0 0
Mark Sanchez 0 0 0 0
Zach Vigil 0 0 0 0

Philadelphia Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Rasul Douglas 6 1 0 0
Brandon Graham 3 0 1 7
Fletcher Cox 3 0 1 6
Nigel Bradham 3 0 0 0
Cre'von LeBlanc 3 0 0 0
Malcolm Jenkins 2 0 1 6
Michael Bennett 2 0 0 0
Nathan Gerry 2 0 0 0
Corey Graham 2 0 0 0
Kamu Grugier-Hill 2 0 0 0
Sidney Jones 2 0 0 0
Tre Sullivan 2 0 0 0
Chris Long 1 0 0 0
Haloti Ngata 1 1 0 0
Josh Adams 0 0 0 0
Deiondre' Hall 0 0 0 0
Jason Kelce 0 0 0 0

Washington Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Josh Norman 1 40 0

Philadelphia Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Nathan Gerry 1 8 0

Washington Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
No kick return stats.

Philadelphia Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Corey Clement 1 22 22.0 0 22

Washington Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Greg Stroman 1 1 1.0 0 1

Philadelphia Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Darren Sproles 3 19 6.3 0 14

Washington Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Dustin Hopkins 2 2 100.0 47

Philadelphia Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Jake Elliott 2 2 100.0 46

Washington Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Tress Way 6 290 59

Philadelphia Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Cameron Johnston 2 93 50