The Philadelphia Eagles looked flat early against The Washington Football Team in the first quarter and trailed 10-0. Boos were raining at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but the Eagles turned those boos into cheers and easily took down Washington by a final score of 27-17.
Jalen Hurts was solid for the Eagles. He scored on a 1-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter and the third quarter for Philadelphia. Hurts also threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Greg Ward Jr. in the fourth quarter.
He completed 20-of-26 passes for 296 yards one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for 38 yards on eight carries and two touchdowns.
Greg Ward caught two passes for 28 yards receiving and a touchdown.
The Philadelphia Eagles continue to run the football with ease. That has been the strength of this football team all season long and that has been their identity under first-year head coach Nick Sirianni. Miles Sanders was Philadelphia’s leading rusher with 131 yards on 18 carries. He also caught two passes for 15 yards receiving.
Jordan Howard rushed for 69 yards on 15 carries for the Eagles.
Dallas Goedert was Philadelphia’s leading receiver with seven receptions for 135 yards receiving.
Garrett Gilbert made his first start since starting for the Dallas Cowboys against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gilbert completed 20-of-31 passes for 194 yards.
He had to start in place of Kyle Allen and Taylor Heinicke because of COVID-19 protocols.
Antiino Gibson was Washington’s leading rusher with 26 yards on 15 carries and a score. He also caught six passes for 39 yards receiving for The Washington Football Team.
Jaret Patterson also rushed for 20 yards on four carries and a touchdown.
Terry McLaurin caught two passes for 51 yards receiving for Washington.
The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to get into the seventh spot. They are currently in eighth in the NFC. The Minnesota Vikings (7-7) currently own the seventh spot right now over Philadelphia due to a tiebreaker for Minnesota.
The New Orleans Saints (7-7) are ninth in ht eNFC and The Washington Football Team is 10th in the NFC.
The Philadelphia Eagles (7-7) next football game will be at home this Sunday against the New York Giants (4-10).
The Washington Football Team’s (6-8) next football game will be on the road this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys (10-4).
-Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor, Live Monday’s at 3 p.m. ET & Thursday at 11 a.m. ET on 12oz Sports
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