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Sport Wentz, Eagles keep NFC East hopes alive by beating Redskins

23:45  15 december  2019
23:45  15 december  2019 Source:   ap.org

After another bad loss, can Eagles' leaders prevent the team from falling apart?

  After another bad loss, can Eagles' leaders prevent the team from falling apart? After missing out on a prime opportunity to draw even with the Cowboys, the Eagles have to regroup for the home stretch of the season.The reality is a lot more complicated.

The depleted Philadelphia Eagles still have their NFC East hopes alive as they visit the Washington Redskins . Signing wide receiver Robert Davis off the practice squad is just the latest move for the depleted Eagles , who at 6-7 are tied with the Dallas Cowboys atop the NFC East .

The win keeps the 5-6 Eagles in the thick of the NFC East race, a game behind the 6-5 Redskins and Not when the offense looked so feeble until late in the half when Wentz drove them 75 yards in six The Eagles kept getting the ball back in good field position, eventually turning that into a Jake

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Carson Wentz recovered from a disastrous fumble by leading a 75-yard, go-ahead scoring drive and throwing his third touchdown pass of the day to keep the Philadelphia Eagles' NFC East hopes on track with a 37-27 victory at the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

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  Eagles grind out ugly overtime win over Giants, tie up Cowboys in NFC East Eagles grind out ugly overtime win over Giants, tie up Cowboys in NFC East

Eagles probably need to beat Dallas to win NFC East . The Eagles aren’t totally out of the wild-card race in the NFC , but the defending champs’ clearest The best thing you can say about the Eagles this season is they’ve managed to keep themselves alive in the playoff picture through 13 weeks.

The depleted Philadelphia Eagles still have their NFC East hopes alive as they visit the Washington Redskins . Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz walks back to the sidelines after failing on a late fourth quarter two-point conversion against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Nov.

Wentz threw TD passes to running back Miles Sanders, tight end Zach Ertz and receiver Greg Ward and was 30 of 43 for 266 yards. The 4-yard pass from Wentz to Ward with 26 seconds left put Philadelphia up for good and electrified a stadium full of green-clad Eagles fans.

BOX SCORE: EAGLES 37, REDSKINS 27

Wentz's ability to bounce back from some accuracy issues and a turnover means the Eagles (7-7) are still in the thick of the division race with a game against the division rival Dallas Cowboys coming next week.

Of course, Wentz didn't do it by himself. Sanders rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 50 yards. The Eagles' defense that struggled to stop Washington's Dwayne Haskins most of the afternoon got him to fumble for a touchdown by Nigel Bradham on the game's final play.

Redskins' FedExField is Empty Except for Eagles Fans

  Redskins' FedExField is Empty Except for Eagles Fans We know it's a running gag, but it's almost depressing how much apathy Washington Redskins fans have shown toward their home team. It's understandable, too; the nation's capital has seen three professional sports champions in the past 18 months and could see a fourth by June (the Capitals have the NHL's best record). No one in D.C. has time for the team with an offensive nickname. Even for today's divisional rivalry game against the Philadelphia Eagles, a game that could decide the fate of the NFC East, fans just couldn't be bothered to turn up at FedEx Field.In fact, this game might just mark a new low.This is crazy.

The Eagles finally found out how to use Golden Tate and Zach Ertz broke a team record in a 28-13 win over Washington Monday night that kept the Birds' NFC East hopes alive . But there were a lot of positives in the Eagles ’ 28-13 win over the Redskins at the Linc Monday night, so let’s get right to it

Washington Redskins . The Eagles , over the last two weeks, have beaten teams with a combined 21 wins, to keep their balance-beam hope of making the playoffs alive . We’re not advocating the Eagles pivot course. Obviously Wentz , despite ACL and back injuries in consecutive seasons, is the

Coming off an overtime victory against Eli Manning and the New York Giants, a loss to Washington (3-11) could've had the Eagles facing elimination next week. Allowing an early 75-yard TD pass from Haskins to Terry McLaurin and falling behind 7-3, 14-10, 21-17 and 27-24 made that a distinct possibility.

Instead, Wentz was able to work some magic when it mattered most.

PETERSON TIES PAYTON

Adrian Peterson's 10-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter gave him 110 for his career and tied him with Walter Payton for fourth on the all-time list. Peterson had 16 carries for 66 yards.

MEYER SIGHTING

Free agent coach Urban Meyer took in the game from Redskins owner Dan Snyder's box and watched parts of it with a familiar face from his college past. Meyer at one point could be seen talking and laughing with injured Redskins quarterback Alex Smith, who he coached at Utah.

Meyer has connections to several Redskins players, including Florida products Jordan Reed and Jon Bostic and, of course, Haskins and McLaurin.

How Cowboys can still make playoffs if they lose to Eagles

  How Cowboys can still make playoffs if they lose to Eagles At this point, the NFL should just give away the NFC East's playoff spot, because this is getting ridiculous. The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys are both 7-7, yet somehow one of them is guaranteed to be playing postseason football. Either way, rules are rules. The Eagles and Cowboys faced off once earlier this year, with Dallas winning 37-10. Thus, the Cowboys are considered to be decent favorites, even with the hoopla surrounding Dak Prescott's shoulder. But what if the Cowboys somehow lose? Is there any chance of them making the playoffs? Who do yall got winning the NFC East? #DallasCowboys#FlyEaglesFlypic.twitter.

Texans. Titans. NFC East . Eagles . Giants. Redskins . NFC North. Bears. Zack Martin: When Zack Martin went back into the locker room in the first quarter, the Cowboys hopes for not just the rest of the game, but the rest of the season were on the line.

The Eagles continue their unusual NFC East stretch to close out the season, playing the Redskins in the second of four straight NFC East contests. Keep it locked here at CBS Sports for updates and analysis on this NFC East showdown. How to watch.

INJURIES

Eagles: Played without WR Nelson Agholor (knee), RB Jordan Howard (shoulder), RT Lane Johnson (ankle) and DE Derek Barnett (ankle), and put WR Alshon Jeffrey (foot) on injured reserve.

Redskins: Rookie CB Jimmy Moreland left in the third quarter with a foot injury. ... CB Aaron Colvin was injured early in the fourth and CB Fabian Moreau left with a hamstring injury in the final minutes. ... Were without WR Trey Quinn (concussion), RG Brandon Scherff (elbow/shoulder) and CB Quinton Dunbar (hamstring), and put RB Derrius Guice (knee), WR Paul Richardson (hamstring) and LB Ryan Kerrigan (calf) on IR.

UP NEXT

Eagles: host the Cowboys in what could be a crucial game to decide who wins the division.

Redskins: host the New York Giants in either another Eli Manning swan song game or a showdown between Haskins and Daniel Jones.

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