Well, it was another result that was far from pretty, but the Eagles are now 6-6 after managing to beat the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football, 28 to 13. First back-to-back win of the season. Only took until Week 13.
Philadelphia’s playoff hopes are still alive for at least one more week as a huge game against the Cowboys in Dallas looms.
Eagles 11th drive: Eagles take over and try to run some clock. Peters is hurt and limps off. Eagles get a first down and then use the victory formation to wind the clock down. Game. FINAL SCORE: Eagles beat Washington, 28 to 13.
Washington 10th drive: Washington takes at their own 25-yard line with 4:48 left in the game. Only two timeouts to work with. Sanchez runs for a first on 3rd-and-7. Washington faces 3rd-and-13 and there’s a delay of game. On 3rd-and-18, Sanchez is sacked to bring up 4th-and-24.
Eagles 10th drive: Adams runs for 13 yards and the Eagles get 5 more from defensive holding. Adams runs for another first down. Eagles move to Washington’s 29-yard line as the clock continues to tick. Wentz misses Goedert on a screen throw. Oof. Wentz throws his third down pass to Clement’s feet to prevent a sack. Elliott comes in for the 44-yard attempt and he makes it. Eagles lead, 28 to 13.
Washington 9th drive: Thompson fumbles and recovers for a 4-yard loss. This game is so ugly. Washington tries a trick play on 3rd-and-14 but Douglas makes a CLUTCH tackle on Thompson to force a punt. Phew. HUGE stop
Eagles 9th drive: Eagles run a flea flicker but no one is open down the field and the pass is incomplete. Adams runs for seven yards. Brutal throw from Wentz to a wide open Agholor takes a potential touchdown off the board. Had a wide open path to the end zone. Eagles settle for a Jake Elliott field goal from 46 yards out. Jake makes it. Eagles lead, 25 to 13.
.@NathanGerry take it away!#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/G9edLCVmlw— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 4, 2018
Washington 8th drive: Sanchez throws right to Nathan Gerry, who returns it to Washington’s 35-yard line. There’s the Sanchize we all know and love when he’s not playing for your team.
.@jmattjmattjmatt with the tdtdtd.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/mbThYFYdmC— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 4, 2018
.@ZERTZ_86's 91st catch of the season, a first in #Eagles history. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/YyYEAi4l7K— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 4, 2018
Eagles 8th drive (continued): Another screen to Clement takes the ball down to the 3-yard line. Can the Eagles finally convert in the red zone? The answer is yes. Wentz throws to JMatt for a touchdown. Eagles correctly go for the 2-point conversion and Wentz’s throw to Tate is complete. Two possession lead instead of one. Eagles lead, 22 to 13.
Eagles 8th drive: Adams gets the drive started with an 18-yard run to the outside. Wentz throws to Clement on a screen for 23 yards. Wentz throws to Ertz twice to move the chains. Sproles runs to set up 3rd-and-5 from Washington’s 26-yard line. Wentz completes over the middle to Jeffery for a first. End of the third.
Washington 7th drive: LeBlanc tackles Crowder for a 5-yard loss. Then Washington commits a false start. Sanchez throws short of the sticks on 3rd-and-13 and Washington has to punt. This game is so bad, lol.
YAC pic.twitter.com/brdzk6r8xi— Patrick (@pmc1423) December 4, 2018
Eagles 7th drive: Eagles drive into Washington territory. On 3rd-and-9, Wentz completes a ball to Tate, who breaks a tackle and takes it to the 5-yard line. There’s that YAC we’ve been waiting to see. On a short thrown meant for Jeffery in the end zone, Wentz is picked by Josh Norman, who returns it 40 yards out of the end zone. Carson ......... why. That’s Wentz’s first red zone interception since Week 14 of the 2016 season.
Washington 6th drive: Colt McCoy ruled out, so it’s Sanchez for the rest of the night. Washington has to punt after failing to convert a first.
Eagles 6th drive: Wentz kneels to end the first half.
Washington 5th drive: Sanchez is strip-sacked by Brandon Graham but Sanchez recovers. Washington gets to 3rd-and-7 and Sanchez hits a spinning Jordan Reed for a first. Sanchez completes to Jamison Crowder for another first. Sanchez attempts an awful third down pass that looks like a punt but the Eagles can’t come up with it. Washington settles for a field goal instead. Eagles lead, 14 to 13.
Sproles TD was made by C Jason Kelce. Pulled and reached LB Mason Foster, maintained the block all the way to the first down marker. Sproles cut back inside, Foster couldn't prevent the TD. #Redskins #Eagles pic.twitter.com/y06i4VREX0— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) December 4, 2018
.@DarrenSproles, officially back.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/orwZLxSFXh— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 4, 2018
Eagles 5th drive: Sproles with a 15-yard return to set the Eagles up at Washington’s 40-yard line. Good field position. Gonna actually do anything with it this time? Clement has some open field to work with on a short reception but fails to make good decisions one again. Sproles takes a 14-yard handoff for a touchdown! Great run as he breaks through contact for score. Also great blocking from Kelce. Maybe not shutting down Sproles for the season was a good call after all. Eagles lead, 14 to 10.
Washington 4th drive: Peterson tackled at the one-inch line to barely avoid a safety. Sanchez with an awful pass to no one on second down, probably should have been grounding. Sanchez throws to Vernon Davis short of the sticks to bring up fourth down.
That play doesn’t happen without Corey Clement’s excellent blitz pickup. (Heck of a throw by Wentz) pic.twitter.com/YS54rqrhZD— Patrick (@pmc1423) December 4, 2018
Eagles 4th drive: Wentz targets an open Ertz and the ball is just out of reach. C’mon, Carson. Adams runs for one yard. Wentz hits Jeffery on third down for the conversion, 16-yard gain. Real nice route by Alshon. Wentz rolls rights and lofts a ball to Agholor for a 39-yard gain. Nice. Philadelphia now at Washington’s 22-yard line. Wentz hits Ertz on play-action to move the Eagles down to the 2-yard line. Wentz throws to JMatt on a slant but it’s off target, again. Adams runs for a loss of a yard. On third down, Ertz commits a false start and the Eagles are backed up to the 8-yard line. Wentz completes to Agholor at the 1-yard line and Doug Pederson correctly decides to go for it on fourth down. Eagles use their first timeout to talk it over. Eagles hand off to Adams and he’s tackled for a loss. That sucks.
Nobody has any idea what they’re doing, least of all Grugier-Hill. Everyone in the second level not on the DL is on the other side of the far hash. This is atrocious. pic.twitter.com/VgaubhSgbb— Dan (@dklausner) December 4, 2018
Washington 3rd drive: ALERT: COLT MCCOY IS HURT AND MARK SANCHEZ IS NOW IN THE GAME. And Adrian Peterson immediately runs for a 90-yard touchdown, longest run against the Eagles in franchise history. Awesome stuff from Jim Schwartz’s unit. No way to know Washington was gonna run the ball there! Sidney Jones with a missed tackle on the play, Kamu Grugier-Hill also failed to get off a block. Washington leads, 10 to 7.
Eagles 3rd drive: Timmy Jernigan is ruled questionable to return due to back spasms. Frustrating. Wentz drops the first down snap and throws to Ertz for no gain. Adams gets to the edge and has a one-on-one but can’t shake the defender. Could’ve been a much bigger gain. On 3rd-and-7, Wentz is sacked, but D.J. Swearinger is called for defensive holding and it’s a first down. Wentz hits Ertz for a 20-yard gain over the middle of the field. Good ball. Wentz has Nelson Agholor running open deep along the sideline but the pass is too far out in front. Would’ve been a real nice play. On 3rd-and-7, Wentz is hit as he throws and completes to Jordan Matthews but JMatt is called for offensive pass interference. Wentz’s third down pass is broken up by Fabian Moreau. Eagles have to punt. Don’t you miss the Eagles’ first drive?
Washington 2nd drive (continued): Trent Williams is called for a block in the back to set up 3rd-and-30 from the Eagles’ 36-yard line. Washington checks down to set up a Dustin Hopkins field goal attempt from 44 yards out. Kick is good. Why play the sticks defense there to allow Washington to move back into field goal range? Eagles lead, 7 to 3.
Washington 2nd drive: Deiondre’ Hall with a nice special teams tackle on Washington’s punt returner. McCoy hits a WIDE open Josh Doctson for a big gain. Looks like Rasul Douglas got lost there. Douglas bounces back with a nice tackle on a quick pass to set up 3rd-and-11. McCoy’s pass is incomplete but Cre’Von LeBlanc is called for pass interference. The ref closest to the play called incomplete and no flag, but OK. Eagles flagged again for illegal hands to the face. Washington moves into the red zone. McCoy escapes a sack but then slips and is downed to bring up 3rd-and-20 from the Eagles’ 26-yard line. End of the first and the Eagles actually have a lead!
Eagles 2nd drive: Darren Sproles, replacing Tate as the team’s punt returner, fields the ball for a short return. Adams rumbles forward for a 6-yard gain. Wentz targets Dallas Goedert beyond the sticks and he’s contacted early but no call. Eagles run with Sproles on third down and he’s tackled for no gain. Womp. Punt.
Washington 1st drive: Washington gets called for holding on their first play. Adrian Peterson is tackled by Michael Bennett for a 2-yard loss. On 3rd-and-15, Colt McCoy checks down and Chris Thompson is tackled short of the sticks. Three-and-out.
Golden Tate with the worm TD celebration pic.twitter.com/vIxGd3iAdI— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) December 4, 2018
.@cj_wentz escapes and finds @ShowtimeTate for the @Eagles TD!— NFL (@NFL) December 4, 2018
What a throw! #FlyEaglesFly
: #WASvsPHI on ESPN pic.twitter.com/znWBB4RSLV
.@cj_wentz improvises, @ShowtimeTate capitalizes.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/XFIQ2ZOzij— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 4, 2018
Eagles 1st drive: Carson Wentz to Zach Ertz for an 11-yard gain on first down. Like clockwork. Josh Adams rumbles forward on the first carry of the game for five yards. Wentz hits Alshon Jeffery for a contested catch on third down and the wide receiver falls beyond the marker. Looked dangerous but hey it worked. Jason Kelce commits a false start to set the Eagles back to 1st-and-15 on the 49-yard line. Wentz buys time and floats a ball to Golden Tate, who catches it for a first and then fumbles out of bounds. Carson does some pretty cool stuff, man. Adams runs for another 11-yard gain. Adams runs for eight yards and loses control of the ball but it’s ruled the ground caused the fumble, so he’s down. Clement runs and has an opportunity to make someone miss but fails to do so, and also fumbles. Yikes. He recovers to set up 3rd-and-1. Clement runs forward to set up 1st-and-goal from the 9-yard line. Wentz scrambles and completes a pass to Golden Tate on a rope for an Eagles touchdown! The Eagles now have 28 first quarter points this year! Good start! Eagles lead, 7 to 0.
Coin toss: Washington wins the coin toss, elects to defer. Eagles up on offense first. Would be nice to see a strong start for once!
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The Week 13 edition of Monday Night Football marks a big NFC East battle between the Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) and Washington Redskins (6-5). Both teams are trying to stay alive in the NFC playoff picture.
The Eagles enter this matchup as the favorites. They figure to have the edge in the quarterback department given that they’re starting Carson Wentz and Washington is starting veteran backup Colt McCoy.
Wins don’t exactly come easy for this Philadelphia team, though. The reigning Super Bowl champions haven’t won back-to-back games all season long. And though they might be under-manned, Washington should be playing with desperation. Jay Gruden’s team is in a decent position to win a wild card spot, at least.
The pressure is on the Eagles to come up big in a critical spot. Wentz and Doug Pederson need to step up. It’d be nice to see the ground game look reliable for two weeks in a row. Jim Schwartz’s defense could really help out by coming away with some takeaways.
The Eagles’ path to making the playoffs at this point sure isn’t easy. But a win tonight puts them one step closer to that goal. Beating Washington means the Eagles can overtake the NFC East lead by going into Dallas next Sunday and defeating Dallas. Losing to Washington essentially ends the Eagles’ playoff hopes.
It’s time to do or die.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Monday, December 3, 2018
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Announcers: Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Booger McFarland
Referee: Tony Corrente (Eagles 5-12 in 17 games)
Location: Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Network replay: 4:00 AM ET and 2:00 PM ET on Tuesday, December 4
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | SIRIUS: 81 (Was), 83 (Phi) | XM: 226 (Was), 225 (Phi)
Per Bovada, the Eagles are significant home favorites.
Washington Redskins +6 (-110)
Philadelphia Eagles -6 (-110)
The Eagles are 76-85-6 in 167 all-time regular season games against Washington. The Eagles are 0-1 in one playoff game against Washington. The Eagles are 2-5 in their last seven games against Washington.
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Eagles 2018 Regular Season Schedule
Week 1 - vs. Atlanta Falcons (Sept. 6, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) NFL Kickoff Game
Week 2 - at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sept. 16, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 3 - vs. Indianapolis Colts (Sept. 23, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - at Tennessee Titans (Sept. 30, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 5 - vs. Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 7, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 - at New York Giants (Oct. 11, 8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN) Thursday Night Football
Week 7 - vs. Carolina Panthers (Oct 21, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 8 - at Jacksonville Jaguars (Oct. 28, 9:30 AM ET, NFLN) London Game
Week 9 - BYE (Nov. 4)
Week 10 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 11, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 11 - at New Orleans Saints (Nov. 18, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 12 - vs. New York Giants (Nov. 25, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 13 - vs. Washington Redskins (Dec. 3, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 14 - at Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 9, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 - at Los Angeles Rams (Dec. 16, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 16 - vs. Houston Texans (Dec. 23, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 17 - at Washington Redskins (Dec. 30, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)