Ryan Anderson’s sack-fumble puts Washington in business (6:28 fourth quarter): The Eagles had converted on 10 of their 14 third-down opportunities when they faced a third and two on their own 33 with the game tied. With Philadelphia’s receivers well covered, Redskins linebacker Ryan Anderson hit Carson Wentz from behind, causing a fumble that Jonathan Allen recovered. Three plays later, Dustin Hopkins drilled a 43-yard field goal that gave the Redskins a 27-24 lead.
Dwayne Haskins connects with Terry McLaurin (1:11 first quarter): On Washington’s first play from scrimmage after the Eagles went ahead 3-0, Haskins found McLaurin over the middle on a short post route. There were three defenders in the vicinity when McLaurin made the catch, but after breaking a tackle by Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox, he raced 75 yards to the end zone for his seventh touchdown of the season.
Ryan Anderson called for roughing the passer (13:16 second quarter): On a second-and-22 play for the Eagles from the Washington 36, pressure by Redskins linebacker Ryan Anderson forced a Carson Wentz incompletion that appeared to set up third and long. Despite making a seemingly clean hit, Anderson was flagged for roughing the passer on the play, leaving interim coach Bill Callahan livid. The Eagles capitalized on the call as running back Miles Sanders scored on a one-yard touchdown run six plays later.
Redskins answer with a touchdown (6:58 second quarter): Out of a timeout and fresh off his first incompletion of the game — a dangerous pass into traffic that was deflected into the air and nearly intercepted — Dwayne Haskins made one of his best throws of the day. Working out of the slot and with Avonte Maddox in coverage, rookie wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. made a nice play to catch the ball while also getting both feet down in the back of the end zone for his first career touchdown grab.
Miles Sanders makes a diving touchdown catch (5:53 third quarter): On second and nine from the Washington 15, Carson Wentz abandoned the collapsing pocket to avoid a sack and rolled to his right. Rather than scramble for a few yards, Wentz unleashed a pass toward the back corner of the end zone. The throw zipped past the outstretched arms of Washington defenders Fabian Moreau and Ryan Anderson and settled into the hands of Eagles running back Miles Sanders, who made the catch while falling backward to give Philadelphia its first lead of the second half.
Adrian Peterson ties Walter Payton (15:00 fourth quarter): Two plays after Dwayne Haskins rumbled 23 yards on a read-option keeper to pick up a first down on third and one, Peterson got a key block from Terry McLaurin and rushed for a 10-yard touchdown on the first snap of the fourth quarter. The rushing touchdown was the 110th of Peterson’s career, tying him with Walter Payton for fourth all-time. More importantly, it gave the Redskins a 21-17 lead.
Miles Sanders’s big gain leads to a touchdown (13:43 fourth quarter): Montez Sweat lost outside containment and Jon Bostic was a step too slow to make what would have been a tackle for a loss, leading to a 56-yard run by Miles Sanders on third and 10 from the Philadelphia 25 early in the fourth quarter. Sanders’s longest run of the game set up Carson Wentz’s touchdown pass to a wide open Zach Ertz, which gave the Eagles a 24-21 lead.
December 15, 2019 at 4:24 PM EST
The Eagles held off the Redskins, 37-27, in a back-and-forth affair at FedEx Field to remain alive in the NFC East race.
- Carson Wentz was 30 of 43 for 266 yards and three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score on a 4-yard pass to wide receiver Greg Ward with 26 seconds to play. It marked the seventh game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime of Wentz’s career, including two over the last two weeks.
- Dwayne Haskins had his best game as a pro, completing 19 of 28 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns. His fumble on the final play of the game was returned 47 yards for a touchdown by Nigel Bradham.
- Terry McLaurin led all receivers with five catches for 130 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
- Eagles rookie running back Miles Sanders had 172 total yards and two touchdowns.
December 15, 2019 at 4:12 PM EST
Eagles score defensive touchdown on game’s final play
On first down from the Philadelphia 42-yard line with six seconds to play, Dwayne Haskins dropped back for what figured to be a desperation heave into the end zone. Facing pressure, Haskins fumbled and Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham recovered the ball before racing 47 yards into the end zone. The touchdown as time expired didn’t change the outcome of the game, but it was meaningful for anyone who bet on the point spread. The Eagles were favored by 4.5 to 6 points by most sportsbooks. (Eagles 37, Redskins 27 at the end of the game)
December 15, 2019 at 4:07 PM EST
Greg Ward’s touchdown catch puts Eagles ahead
A 10-yard completion to Greg Ward gave the Eagles a first-and-goal at the 4-yard line with 32 seconds remaining. Carson Wentz looked Ward’s way again on the next play, and the third-year pro beat Josh Norman for his first career touchdown. (Eagles 31, Redskins 27 with 0:26 left in the 4th quarter)
December 15, 2019 at 3:55 PM EST
Redskins capitalize on a turnover to take the lead
Ryan Anderson gave the Redskins great field position when his strip-sack of Carson Wentz on third down was recovered by Jonathan Allen at the Philadelphia 34-yard line. Three plays later, Dustin Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal to put Washington ahead. (Redskins 27, Eagles 24 with 4:52 left in the 4th quarter)
December 15, 2019 at 3:42 PM EST
Dustin Hopkins drills a long field goal to tie the game
Washington’s drive stalled after a crucial holding penalty on Morgan Moses, but Hopkins made sure the Redskins came away with points by making a 53-yard field goal. Hopkins’s new season long came one play after Steven Sims Jr. dropped a pass over the middle that would have made for a somewhat easier attempt. (Redskins 24, Eagles 24 with 8:02 left in the 4th quarter)
December 15, 2019 at 3:35 PM EST
Zach Ertz makes an easy touchdown catch
On third-and-goal from the 2-yard line, the Eagles’ best receiving weapon got wide open in the flat. Carson Wentz found Ertz for the easy touchdown, and the ensuing extra point gave Philadelphia a three-point lead. The key play of the drive was a 56-yard run by Miles Sanders on third-and-11 after Redskins rookie pass rusher Montez Sweat lost containment on the outside. Sanders has 170 total yards and two touchdowns. (Eagles 24, Redskins 21 with 9:59 left in the 4th quarter)
December 15, 2019 at 3:25 PM EST
Adrian Peterson gives the Redskins the lead
Adrian Peterson used an excellent block by wide receiver Terry McLaurin and rushed for a 10-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter to help Washington regain the lead. The rushing touchdown was the 110th of Peterson’s career, tying him with Bears legend Walter Payton for fourth all-time. (Redskins 21, Eagles 17 with 14:53 left in the 4th quarter)
December 15, 2019 at 3:10 PM EST
Carson Wentz makes a ridiculous touchdown throw
On second-and-9 from the Washington 15, Carson Wentz rolled to his right to avoid the Redskins’ pass rush and unleashed a bullet of a pass that somehow found its way into the hands of running back Miles Sanders in the back corner of the end zone. Wentz’s first touchdown pass of the day capped a 12-play, 66-yard drive that gave Philadelphia its first lead of the second half. (Eagles 17, Redskins 14 with 5:53 left in the 3rd quarter)
December 15, 2019 at 2:45 PM EST
Eagles go three-and-out
Philadelphia punted on its first possession of the second half after Redskins cornerback Danny Johnson broke up a third-down pass intended for Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward with a perfectly timed hit. Philadelphia was 5 for 8 on third down in the first half. (Redskins 14, Eagles 10 with 13:28 left in the 3rd quarter)
December 15, 2019 at 2:30 PM EST
Redskins take 14-10 lead into halftime
Dwayne Haskins completed 12 of 17 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, including a 75-yard scoring strike to Terry McLaurin. Philadelphia’s Miles Sanders leads all rushers with 11 carries for 60 yards, while Adrian Peterson has 34 yards on seven carries for Washington.
December 15, 2019 at 2:28 PM EST
Washington’s final drive stalls
The Redskins began their final drive of the first half with 1:46 on the clock and two timeouts. After advancing to near midfield, Dwayne Haskins underthrew a wide-open Steven Sims Jr. on third-and-5, resulting in a punt. (Redskins 14, Eagles 10 with 0:40 left in the 2nd quarter)
December 15, 2019 at 1:57 PM EST
Redskins answer with a touchdown
The Redskins went 75 yards on seven plays, with Dwayne Haskins finding Steven Sims Jr. in the back of the end zone on third-and-goal from the Philadelphia 5 after a timeout to give Washington the lead again. Haskins is 7 for 8 for 130 yards and two touchdowns thus far, the best start of his young NFL career. (Redskins 14, Eagles 10 with 6:58 left in the 2nd quarter)
December 15, 2019 at 1:45 PM EST
Eagles retake the lead on short touchdown run
The Eagles capped a penalty-filled, 10-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown run by Miles Sanders. Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness after hitting defenseless tight end Zach Ertz early in the drive. Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Anderson was called for roughing the passer on what appeared to be a clean hit on Carson Wentz. Philadelphia’s two scoring drives have taken nearly 14 minutes off the clock. (Eagles 10, Redskins 7 with 9:53 left in the 2nd quarter)
December 15, 2019 at 1:30 PM EST
Urban Meyer is in the house
Former Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer, who coached both Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin last season, watched their touchdown from Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s box at FedEx Field. Meyer, who also coached Redskins quarterback Alex Smith at Utah, resigned from Ohio State after last season’s Rose Bowl, citing health reasons. Fox Sports reported that Meyer took his family to the Army-Navy game on Saturday in Philadelphia.
December 15, 2019 at 1:28 PM EST
Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin connect for long TD
On the first play of Washington’s second possession, Haskins found McLaurin streaking over the middle for a short completion that the speedy wide receiver turned into a 75-yard touchdown. (Redskins 7, Eagles 3 with 1:11 left in the 1st quarter)
December 15, 2019 at 1:22 PM EST
Eagles take 3-0 lead after time-consuming drive
The Eagles went 88 yards on 16 plays on their first possession, and capped their nearly 8-minute march with a 25-yard field goal by Jake Elliott. Carson Wentz was 5 for 9 for 62 yards on the drive, with tight end Zach Ertz accounting for all but one of Wentz’s completions. (Eagles 3, Redskins 0 with 1:23 left in the 1st quarter)
December 15, 2019 at 1:10 PM EST
Redskins’ first drive ends in a punt
The Eagles won the toss and elected to defer, giving the Redskins the ball first. Washington picked up three first downs on its opening possession, but Dwayne Haskins was stopped four yards shy of the first-down marker on a third-down scramble from the Philadelphia 45. Rather than go for it, interim coach Bill Callahan sent his punting unit on the field. Washington hasn’t scored on its first drive since Week 1 against the Eagles. (Redskins 0, Eagles 0 with 9:03 left in the 1st quarter)
December 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST
Quinton Dunbar and Brandon Scherff among Redskins’ inactives
Both teams will be without several of their key starters. The Eagles’ list of inactives includes Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson, who suffered a leg injury last week.