Cousins leads Redskins over Eagles 27-22

Dec 12, 2016, 00:54
Cousins leads Redskins over Eagles 27-22

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chris Thompson kept running into the end zone on one of those rare times scoring a touchdown wasn't the optimal play.

Needing to go the length of the field in that span, Eagles' Carson Wentz methodically weaved his way through the Redskins defense with clutch passes to Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz, driving all the way to Washington's 14 yard line, where on second down Wentz was sacked to end the game - almost exactly like the first time the two teams met.

Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson shakes hands with with Eagles star defensive lineman Fletcher Cox before the teams' faceoff. But, on second down at the 14-yard line of the Redskins, Carson Wentz fumbled after taking a hard blind-side hit by Ryan Kerrigan, who spun around Matt Tobin nearly as if the backup right tackle wasn't there.

"This is a resilient group", coach Doug Pederson said. "He adjusts to the ball and tracks it like no other". A 2-point conversion failed, and the Eagles had a chance to score in the final seconds. Pierre Garçon recorded the most recent touchdown on a 15-yard reception.

The Redskins moved downfield on their second drive, attempting a 38-yard field goal that hit the left upright and missed. Rob Kelley knocked over a defender at the end of a nifty, 22-yard TD run. He had a career high 314 yards, spreading the ball out to seven different pass catchers. He failed to get two feet in bounds on a ideal strike by Carson Wentz in the end zone, two plays later Wentz threw an interception.

The Redskins have won five straight games against the Eagles. Celek had replaced the injured Jon Dorenbos, who went into the locker room with a right wrist injury.

Tight end Brent Celek's poor snap on Caleb Sturgis' 50-yard field goal attempt. After the offense lined up to go for fourth-and-1, Wentz called a timeout.

Darren Sproles took a hard shot to the head while trying to catch a punt in the fourth quarter and left the game to be treated for a head injury.

Deshazor Everett of the Washington Redskins came down the field like a bat out of hell and obliterated Sproles during the return. Sproles lay on the turf for several minutes before being helped off the field. His block in the back was a bad penalty that wiped out a Darren Sproles touchdown, however that illegal block is what sprung Sproles.

Eagles RG Brandon Brooks was sidelined by an illness for the second time in three games. Paul Turner, Isaac Seumalo and Stefen Wisneiwski started, with Allen Barbre again starting at right tackle rather than his usual left guard. With in-game injuries piling up and an inconsistent and depleted running game, Wentz was a big reason why the Eagles were in position to win the game with seconds left on the clock. RB Mack Brown sustained a concussion.

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