By Matthew Kaplan
While it had its mistakes, the Eagles played arguably their best football all season. In a must win game, they overcame the Redskins, 28-13. They would have some unexpected luck as the Redskins would be limited to former Eagle Mark Sanchez at QB. The starter for this game, Colt McCoy, would fracture his fibula early on in this game. The Redskins are now everything but mathematically out of it as they are down to their third-string quarterback, who was only signed two weeks ago.
Colt McCoy out for the season with a fractured leg. What a turn for the worse this season has taken. I swear this team suffers more injuries than any other team in the NFL.— Skins Talk (@Skins_Talk) December 4, 2018
The Eagles, in this win, would be led by both familiar faces and unusual faces. Both Wentz and Ertz would have their expected solid games as Wentz, despite an interception, would throw for 300+ yards and two touchdowns. Ertz would get closer to Witten’s single season record for catches by a tight end and pass Brian Westbrook for the Eagles single season record for catches in the process by catching nine balls for 83 yards. They would get big assists from some new faces in Josh Adams, who was trusted with the ball 20 times for 85 yards, and Golden Tate, who had his first big game as an Eagle with seven catches for 85 yards and a touchdown. The Eagles will take this into what is essentially a playoff game next week as they have the division leading Cowboys in Dallas for a Sunday afternoon game.
Eagles back on track in the NFC East with win over the Redskins pic.twitter.com/5za67rbq5E— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) December 4, 2018
On the other side, the Redskins would have one big play from Peterson. That was basically their whole offense for the day, as no one else did anything noteworthy. Next week, in what might turn out to be a feeble attempt to stay alive in the playoff race, they have the Giants at home. Anything that comes of this game might just be false hope for them at this point. Going anywhere with a third-string quarterback is highly unlikely.