Philadelphia 37, Washington 27
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 15, 2019
Where: FedExField, Landover, Maryland
Carson Wentz tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Greg Ward with 26 seconds remaining to lift the visiting Philadelphia Eagles past the Washington Redskins 37-27 on Sunday.
Wentz, who threw three touchdown passes, helped move the Eagles to 7-7 and in position to win the NFC East if they win their final two games. The Dallas Cowboys won later Sunday to also improve to 7-7. The two teams meet in Philadelphia next week, with Dallas having the chance to clinch the division with a victory.
Wentz finished 30 of 43 for 266 yards and three scores, while running back Miles Sanders rushed for 122 yards and a score while catching another.
Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins was 19 of 28 for 261 yards and two touchdown passes, losing a fumble on a final-play lateral that resulted in a touchdown. The Redskins fell to 3-11.
After the Eagles took a 3-0 lead with 1:23 left in the first quarter, Haskins connected with Terry McLaurin on a 75-yard touchdown on the next play from scrimmage for a 7-3 Washington advantage. It was the Redskins' longest play from scrimmage this season.
Sanders later scored from the 1 for the Eagles to put them back ahead 10-7 with 9:53 remaining in the second. In the process, Sanders set an Eagles rookie record for yards from scrimmage, breaking DeSean Jackson's mark of 1,008 in 2008.
Haskins responded by tossing his second touchdown pass of the half, a 5-yarder to Steven Sims for a 14-10 lead with 6:58 to go.
The Eagles regained the lead, 17-14, following a 12-play drive capped by Wentz scrambling out and tossing a 15-yard touchdown to Sanders in the back of the end zone with 5:53 left in the third.
Adrian Peterson then scampered in from 10 yards out to put the Redskins back ahead 21-17 with 14:53 remaining in the fourth. It was Peterson's 110th career rushing touchdown, which tied him with Walter Payton for the fourth-most in league history.
In a wild back-and-forth game, the Eagles gathered the lead once again, 24-21, when Wentz connected on a 2-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 9:59 to go. Sanders, who set up the score with a 56-yard run, became the first Eagles running back to rush for 100 yards in 44 games, dating to October 2017.
Dustin Hopkins drilled a pair of field goals from 53 and 43 yards and Washington took a 27-24 lead with 4:52 remaining.
With the Redskins in desperation mode in the game's final seconds, Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham returned a Haskins fumble 47 yards for a touchdown with no time left on the clock.
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Washington will play their next game at home against N.Y. Giants. The Redskins have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .182 after a loss.
Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Eagles have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.