PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz ran throughout on Monday night time, extending performs the way in which he did earlier than he tore a knee ligament a 12 months in the past.
Wentz tossed two landing passes, Darren Sproles ran for a rating, and the Philadelphia Eagles stayed within the hunt for the N.F.C. East title with a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins, who misplaced yet one more quarterback to a damaged leg.
The Eagles (6-6) gained consecutive video games for the primary time since Nick Foles led them to a Tremendous Bowl victory over the Patriots.
Washington (6-6) misplaced Colt McCoy, the backup quarterback in his second recreation changing the injured Alex Smith — who broke his proper tibia and fibula on Nov. 18 — to a leg damage of his personal. Mark Sanchez took over for McCoy early within the second quarter.
Redskins Coach Jay Gruden stated after the sport that from what he understood, McCoy had fractured his fibula and would miss the remainder of the season.
Adrian Peterson ran 90 yards for a landing on Sanchez’s first play beneath middle, giving Washington a 10-7 lead. It was the longest run Philadelphia had allowed in franchise historical past, however the Eagles’ deficit didn’t final lengthy.
Wentz, who has not scrambled a lot since returning in Week three from an operation to restore two knee ligaments, didn’t run for any yards. However he was on the transfer fairly a bit, on each designed rollouts and performs wherein he improvised.
Sproles put Philadelphia up by 14-10 on a 14-yard landing run within the second quarter. Wentz threw a Four-yard scoring cross to Jordan Matthews and linked with Golden Tate on a 2-point conversion to increase the result in 22-13 early within the fourth quarter.
The Eagles twice failed to attain contained in the purple zone and nonetheless managed to submit their second-highest level whole this season.
That they had a primary down on the Redskins’ 2-yard line within the second quarter, however Josh Adams was stopped for a loss on fourth down from the 1.
Within the third quarter, Philadelphia had a primary down on the Redskins’ 5, however Wentz threw proper to Josh Norman for an interception.
Wentz completed 27 of 39 for 306 yards. He got here out firing, main the Eagles to a rating on their opening drive for less than the third time season.
On first-and-15, he scrambled out of the pocket, motioned for Tate to go deep and lofted a 19-yard cross down the left sideline. Wentz completed the drive by firing a 6-yard landing cross on the run to Tate.