The Philadelphia Eagles (7-7) in “must win” mode, made the trip to FedEx Field to battle with Division foe, the Washington Redskins (3-11).
This matchup had a problematic feel to it. Washington was poised to play spoiler and possibly the Eagles were looking past this game.
Despite the score, this one was a battle. Philly’s offense continued to sputter and Carson Wentz once again put a fumble on the turf in a bad situation.
The Eagles put the first points on the board with a Jake Elliott 25 yard field goal to make it 3-0.
Washington answered with a 75 yard Terry McLaurin TD to make it 7-3 Redskins.
A 10 play 75 yard drive was capped off by a 1 yard Miles Sanders score and the lead changed again.
Washington QB, Dwayne Hoskins hit Steven Sims for a TD and the forth and back continued with Washington getting back in front, 14-10.
The half ended with that score and the question was, Can Philadelphia right it’s ship?
The question seemed to be answered when Miles Sanders snagged an absolute bullet from Carson Wentz to… stop me if you heard this. The lead changed again to 17-14 Philly.
Washington took the hit and Adrian Peterson responded with a ten yard rush and, just like that, Philly trailed again.
Miles Sanders broke off a 56 yard run that set up Wentz finding the reliable Zach Ertz with 9:29 remaining in the third and the battle continued.
A 41 yard kickoff return set up a Dustin Hopkins 53 yard Field Goal that knotted things at 24-24.
The weekly Wentz fumble resulted in another Hopkins three pointer that out the home team back in front, 27-24.
Wentz stepped up and connected with Greg Ward in the corner of the end zone and with just :26 remaining, the Philadelphia Division hopes were alive and well with a 31-24 lead.
Washington has one final chance that was snuffed our when Nigel Bradham returned a fumble and closed out a nail-biter, 37-27.
Dis and Dat: Philadelphia is awaiting the final score of the Rams-Dallas game to gauge their positioning in the NFC Least.
Wentz went 30 of 43 for 256 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Miles Sanders had 19 carries for a staggering 122 yards and a marker.
Greg Ward pulled in 7 balls for 61 yards and Zach Ertz added five receptions for 61 yards. Each recorded a touchdown.