PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles are producing matters appealing from the Washington Football Crew in 7 days 17.
The Birds entered the weekend with practically nothing to enjoy for other than draft place, and with 10 players, together with quarterback Carson Wentz and a amount of starters nursing injuries, listed as inactive for Sunday’s night’s finale, it appeared like that would be the primary aim. With a loss, the Eagles would clinch the No. 6 overall decide in the 2021 NFL Draft.
And it seemed like that was coach Doug Pederson’s intention, way too, when he punted on fourth-and-2 at midfield on the Eagles’ first possession.
But quarterback Jalen Hurts said before in the 7 days that he wanted to earn, and after the Eagles fell powering by double digits, Hurts labored the team back again into the match.
Washington has a probability to pull away immediately after limited close Logan Thomas designed an extraordinary participate in on a 13-property touchdown catch from quarterback Alex Smith with 20 seconds left in the initially 50 percent and the Soccer Team will get the ball all over again to begin the next fifty percent.
But the Eagles are hanging around and path at the break, 17-14.
Hurts was 5 of 12 for 65 yards and an interception, but he rushed six occasions for 27 yards and two touchdowns. Smith was 17 of 22 for 131 yards and two touchdowns.
Washington can clinch the NFC East title with a win. If the Soccer Workforce loses, the Giants will earn the NFC East and make the playoffs.
And early on, it looked like Washington would cruise into the postseason. The Football Group took a 10- guide on a 5-yard landing move from Smith to extensive receiver Terry McLaurin that capped a 15-engage in, 91-garden generate, and a 42-garden discipline aim by kicker Dustin Hopkins that came following Hurts threw an interception in Philadelphia territory.
Washington, while, aided the Eagles get back again into the video game. The Football Staff dedicated three penalties that gave the Eagles to start with downs, which include a defensive holding penalty that wiped out a 3rd-down sack of Hurts. A few performs later, Hurts scrambled away from Washington defensive end Montez Sweat on the appropriate aspect, juked Washington basic safety Jeremy Reaves and scored a 6-garden landing.
The Philadelphia protection compelled a three-and-out that was capped by a third-down sack of Smith by rookie defensive tackle Raequan Williams — the undrafted free of charge agent from Michigan State’s first occupation sack — and then Hurts went to work once more. He threw a quite 15-garden go to huge receiver Jalen Reagor together the ideal sideline and then hit extensive receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside deep more than the middle for a 30-yard achieve.
Then, he completed the push himself with his 2nd 6-yard operate of the night.
Smith piloted Washington on a 9-engage in, 55-yard drive that took about a minute late in the 50 percent, and he threw the ball up the 6-foot-6 Thomas, who went up around linebacker T.J. Edwards to snare it and give Washington a 17-14 guide at the half.
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