On this Week 13 contest, little went properly for the Redskins, who suffered yet one more quarterback harm Monday in opposition to the Eagles.
One of many solely brilliant spots for Washington was an extended landing by 33-year-old Adrian Peterson, who confirmed he is in higher form than most by changing into the oldest player in NFL history to hurry for a 90-plus yard rating.
BOX SCORE: EAGLES 28, REDSKINS 13
This was the Redskins’ solely landing of their 28-13 loss to the Eagles.
All Day. 90 yards. TOUCHDOWN. #HTTR
— NFL (@NFL) December 4, 2018
Apart from Peterson breaking information, there was additionally the return of quarterback Mark Sanchez, the resurgence of Golden Tate — and with it Darren Sproles, who returned for his first sport since Week 1 — and playoff implications that can weigh closely on each groups within the coming weeks.
Listed below are three takeaways from the Eagles’ win over the Redskins.
Quarterback woes proceed for Washington
Accidents have plagued the gamers below heart in Washington and sadly, one other Redskins quarterback went down at Lincoln Monetary Subject. Backup turned began Colt McCoy left the sport with a severe decrease leg harm within the first half.
Early stories stated McCoy, like beginning quarterback Alex Smith, can be out for the remainder of the season.
This introduced within the veteran Sanchez, who just lately signed with the Redskins to function McCoy’s backup.
However, Sanchez skilled his personal woes. The one-time first-round draft choose — who was chosen fifth general in 2009 by the Jets — hadn’t taken a significant snap since 2016, so he rightfully had some rust to work by means of. He additionally had the stress of this must-win sport to take care of. These elements made for a less-than-ideal state of affairs for Sanchez, particularly since he had been with the group for 2 weeks.
He confirmed flashes of what he as soon as had whereas he was a starter with the Jets and Eagles, however all-in-all, the Redskins should make a severe adjustment in the event that they wish to have an opportunity at transferring again into the wild-card race (extra on that later).
Sanchez ended the sport finishing 13 of his 21 move makes an attempt for 100 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. He was additionally sacked twice.
Golden Tate lastly confirmed up
We’re used to huge performs from Tate from his time with the Seahawks and Lions, however previous to this contest he solely had 11 catches in three video games with the Eagles. Certain, he’s new to the group however big-time gamers nonetheless make big-time performs, proper?
For Tate, that was lastly the case Monday.
He had a game-high 85 yards and one landing on seven receptions — he even wowed the group along with his dance strikes.
What a throw! #FlyEaglesFly
— NFL (@NFL) December 4, 2018
It was the proper time for Tate to indicate up and assist out tight finish Zach Ertz. His spectacular landing seize put Philadelphia up early in what was a one-point sport. He had some extra touches late, together with two catches on the Eagles’ last scoring drive.
In the meantime, Ertz completed with 9 catches for 83 yards. He now has 92 receptions this season, which broke Brian Westbrook’s report for many receptions in a single season in franchise historical past — Westbrook had 90 in 2007.
Sproles, who suffered a hamstring harm within the first sport of the season, additionally returned and made an influence. He ran for 22 yards and one landing on 4 carries.
Let’s discuss playoffs
We preserve listening to “playoff image” this, “playoff image” that, but when any sport had main playoff implications in Week 13, it was definitely this one.
The Eagles victory moved Philadelphia to 6-6, a report Washington now additionally holds. Each groups sit one-game behind the division-leading Cowboys and the loss boots the Redskins out of the wild-card race … for now.
Washington followers should put loyalties apart and cheer for the Eagles after they face the Cowboys in Week 14. In that very same week, the Redskins will want a win over the 4-Eight Giants. Wins from each squads and a Cowboys loss would put the three high groups within the NFC East at 7-6 getting into the ultimate few weeks of the season.
The Redskins would have a lot fairly loved a win on this matchup, which might have successfully eradicated the Eagles and put all of the stress on the Cowboys, however now each Washington and Philadelphia will want some magic to occur.
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