• Billy Schweim

Wentz delivers early Christmas present! Eagles fans invade D.C.

Updated: Dec 17, 2019


For the third straight week in a row the Philadelphia Eagles played down to their competition. The Dolphins, Giants and Redskins all with inferior records and nothing to play for but pride, the Redskins nearly beat the Eagles Sunday. It took another late forth quarter comeback by Carson Wentz to defeat their opponent. The Washington Redskins offense is ranked dead last and their defense isn't much better, 22nd in points allowed at 24.8 PG, yet the Eagles allowed the Skins to make this game a nail bitter. Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins, who has only played 8 games for Washington this season and has been sacked 26 times wasn't sacked once! There are only three teams in the NFL that have more three and outs then the Redskins, yet the Birds didn't have an answer for stopping the Redskins!

Haskins looked like an all pro against the Eagles defense carving the secondary up by hitting six different players as receivers and using his favorite target WR McLaurin 5 times for 130 yards and a TD. The Eagles D give up 101 yards on the ground ( 26 yards to QB Haskins). The Eagles defense needs to tighten up and be a lot better than they've been lately if they want to beat next weeks opponent, the Dallas Cowboys!

Once again the Eagles offense lead by QB Carson Wentz came up big in the second half. Trailing 14 - 10 the Eagles kicked it in gear with a balanced attack. They ran the ball well with Miles Sanders having a monster day rushing the ball 19 times for 122 yards. Carson Wentz had a solid day throwing the ball by completing almost 70% of his passes and 3 TD's. However, it took another late comeback by Carson Wentz to win the game. With 26 seconds left in the game and Eagles playoff hopes hanging in the balance, Wentz hit Greg Ward on a 4 yard pass in the corner of the end zone to give the Eagles a 31-27 lead. Wow, what a game and the second time in as many weeks Wentz had to bring his A game to keep their playoff hopes alive. The win was solidified when Nigel Bradham picked up a fumble and ran it in for a TD to give the Birds and their fans a big win! Thousands of Eagles fans made the trip to Fedex field in Washington to cheer on their birds and Carson Wentz gave them an early Christmas present.

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