Philadelphia Eagles are still in the playoff picture after they defeated the Washingon Redskins on Monday Night Football, 28-13.
With this victory, the Eagles (6-6) are now one game behind the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East, with nice prospects to reach the postseason.
It was Carson Wentz who got them there with his 306 yards, 27 of 39, for two touchdowns, one two-point conversion, and an interception. Philly quarterback managed to avoid several sacks last night, and he scrambled a lot, which is something not very characteristic for this guy. Though, he did not have a single rushing yard at the end of this contest.
— NFL (@NFL) December 4, 2018
One other guy had rushing yards, and his name is Adrian Peterson. The legendary running back had a 90-yard touchdown in the second quarter, setting a new franchise record for the longest rushing TD in Readskins’ history, and setting a career best in the same category. The 33-year old became the oldest player with such an achievement.
It was his 106th rushing touchdown in the career and that tied him with Jim Brown on the fifth place of the NFL’s All-Time list.
Peterson’s touchdown gave a 10-7 lead to the Redskins, who lost their second quarterback this season. Colt McCoy broke his fibula in the last play of the first period, after a collision with Malcolm Jenkins. Only one week after Alex Smith suffered a season-ending injury, the same happened to his replacement.
90 YARDS! ADRIAN PETERSON! ALL. DAY.
— ESPN (@espn) December 4, 2018
Mark Sanchez finished the game, completing 13 of his 21 attempts with 100 yards, and an interception. He couldn’t breach Eagles’ defense in the second half, and the guests failed to score in that part of the contest.
Philadelphia kept pounding and with 14 unanswered points sealed this one. Golden Tate had one touchdown and 85 yards from 7 receptions, while Zach Ertz had 83 from 9, but without a score. Jordan Matthews caught a TD pass, while Darren Sproles rushed for one.
Eagles and Redskins are now tied at the second place of the NFC East, with 6 wins and losses, with a win fewer than the Dallas Cowboys. The champions now head for Dallas, and then go to Los Angeles to meet the Rams. However, the game in Texas is their priority because of its significance.
Washington will try to avoid its fourth straight loss against the New York Giants, in another divisional derby.
Is Mark Sanchez capable of delivering that?