By Art Beitchman
With a 28-13 win over the depleted Washington Redskins on Monday night, the Eagles improved to 6-6 and prepared properly for this Sunday’s smackdown in Dallas.
They won a game they absolutely had to have to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The Redskins offense was kind of pathetic, but the Birds scored 28 on a very good Skins’ defense:
Darren Sproles (above) played and scored his first TD of the season on a 14-yard scamper with C Jason Kelce clearing the way, steamrolling two Redskin defenders escorting Sproles into the end zone.
That play gave the team and the fans a thrill seeing the popular RB back on the field for the first time since opening night!
The ground game kept pace with 130 yards against a stingy Skins run defense.
RB Josh Adams chipped in with 85 yards on 20 carries, more importantly keeping the Redskins off of Carson Wentz back throughout the game. Wentz threw for 306 yards and two TD’s.
TE Zach Ertz played his usual productive game hauling in 10 receptions for 83 yards. New WR Golden Tate caught his first TD in Midnight Green on the opening drive, and had his best game as a Bird with 85 yards on 7 receptions!
The big win gives the Eagles their first back-to-back wins of the year, they will need to stay sharp and focused as they travel to Big D next Sunday for an NFC East matchup with the Cowboys that could decide who wins the NFC East, December 9, 4:25pm/Fox