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Eagles blow out Redskins 28-13 to keep pace in NFC East

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 PHILADELPHIA, PA –

The Eagles defeated the Washington Redskins 28-13 on Monday Night Football to improve their record to 6-6 and sit one game behind the Dallas Cowboys. 

After a closely contested first half, the Eagles took over in the final quarter scoring 14 consecutive points to put the game out of reach and won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Philadelphia employed a balanced attack on offense as Wentz threw for 300+ yards and two touchdowns while the running backs combined for 29 attempts and averaged 4.6 yards per carry for a total of 134 yards. Josh Adams led the way with 20 carries for 85 yards. This is the second game in a row where Adams received 20 totes and eclipsed 80 yards. 

Wentz was able to connect with six different receivers tonight but perhaps the most important was seven receptions by Golden Tate, including a touchdown to cap off the opening drive of the game.

Although statistically, Wentz seemed to impress, he did leave quite a few plays on the field he’d like to have back, including an interception at the goal line.

Washington saw back up QB Colt McCoy exit the game in the first half with a broken fibula. Former Eagle Mark Sanchez entered the game and struggled for most of the game including a fourth-quarter interception.

Adrian Peterson had the only touchdown for Washington with a 90-yard run in the 2nd quarter. However, he was held to just 8 yards on eight additional carries.

Zach Ertz had a big game once again and broke the single-season record for receptions by an Eagles player previously held by running back Brian Westbrook. Ertz is now looking to break NFL records this season, including most yards and most receptions in one season by a Tight End.

This win keeps the Eagles in contention for the NFC East as they travel to take on the Dallas Cowboys next week at 4:25 pm ET. The Eagles currently trail the Cowboys by one game in the standings and fell to the Dallas earlier in the season at Lincoln Financial Field.

Philadelphia currently has a 14% chance to win the division according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. The Cowboys, however, hold an 80% chance to claim the NFC East.

More to come.

SCORING RECAP

1st Quarter:

Golden Tate — 6-yard catch (Elliot XP)

(WSH 0-7 PHI)        Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards (7:29)

2nd Quarter:

Dustin Hopkins — 44-yard Field Goal

(WSH 3-7 PHI)      Drive: 8 plays, 45 yards (4:58)

Adrian Peterson — 90-yard run (Hopkins XP)

(WSH 10 -7 PHI)        Drive: 1 plays, 90 yards (0:13)

Darren Sproles — 14-yard run (Elliot XP)

(WSH 10-14 PHI)        Drive: 3 plays, 40 yards (0:35)

Dustin Hopkins — 47-yard Field Goal

(WSH 13-14 PHI)      Drive: 9 plays, 46 yards (1:31)

3rd Quarter:

NO SCORING

4th Quarter:

Jordan Matthews — 4-yard catch (Tate – 2pt Conversion)

(WSH 13-22 PHI)        Drive: 11 plays, 85 yards (5:41)

Jake Elliott — 46-yard Field Goal

(WSH 13-25 PHI)      Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards (0:56)

Jake Elliott — 44-yard Field Goal

(WSH 13-28 PHI)      Drive: 10 plays, 47 yards (5:14)

Full Stats Here (via ESPN)

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