Heading into Monday night the Washington Redskins trailed the Dallas Cowboys by a game in the NFC East and the Philadelphia Eagles trailed them by two games. The Eagles topped an injured Redskins team 28-13.
Carson Wentz threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate for Philadelphia in the first-quarter. Tate finished with seven receptions for 85 yards receiving and a touchdown. This was his first touchdown in an Eagles uniform.
With the Redskins trailing 7-3 in the second-quarter. Colt McCoy fractured his fibula and he is done for the season. McCoy completed all four passes for 50 yards. Mark Sanchez replaced him and he completed 13-of-21 passes for 100 yards and one interception. Sanchez rushed for eight yards on one carry.
On Sanchez’s first drive, Adrian Peterson scored on a 90-yard touchdown run for Washington. He had nine carries for 98 yards rushing and a score. Josh Doctson was the Washingtin Redskins leading receiver with three receptions for 51 yards.
Later in the second, Darren Sproles scored on a 14-yard touchdown run for the Eagles. He finished with 22 yards rushing on four carries and a score.
With Philadelphia leading 14-13 in the fourth, Carson Wentz threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews (Wentz to Tate 2-point conversion). That was Matthews’s only reception in the game. Wentz completed 27-of-39 passes for 306 yards two touchdowns and one interception.
The Eagles tacked on two late field goals by Jake Elliott from 46 and 44 yards out. Jamal Adams was their leading rusher with 85 yards on 20 carries.
The Redskins will look to add another quarterback on the roster this week. They should take a look at Colin Kaepernick, but Washington probably won’t.
The Philadelphia Eagles (6-6) will be on the road next Sunday in a pivotal game against the Dallas Cowboys (7-5). The Washington Redskins (6-6) will host the New York Giants (4-8) next Sunday.