Recap: Redskins Fall to Eagles 28-13
The Washington Redskins were defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 28-13 at Lincoln Financial Field on December 3rd, 2018. During the second quarter, Redskins Quarterback, Colt McCoy, suffered a fractured fibula and broken leg in the loss. McCoy has yet to be ruled out for the season, but as of now, Mark Sanchez will probably take the charge for the rest of the season.
To summarize, the Eagles put themselves on the board first with a six yard touchdown pass from Carson Wentz to Golden Tate. Next, Dustin Hopkins drilled a 44 yard field goal to trim the Eagles lead to 7-3, ending the first quarter. Afterward, Adrian Peterson ran for a career-high 90 yard touchdown, which gave Washington the lead at 10-7. Then, Darren Sporles ran for a 14 yard Eagles touchdown, which gave them the lead once again. Dustin Hopkins would convert on a 47 yard field goal, but it was the Eagles that would 14 unanswered points to end the game, in a 28-13 victory.
The Redskins dropped to 6-6 on the season, and the Eagles move up the standings to 6-6, with a tiebreaker over the Redskins, which is 2nd in the NFC East. Washington will likely start Mark Sanchez against the Giants, and are currently actively shopping for a backup Quarterback, according to Ian Rappaport of NFL Network. The Redskins will face the New York Giants on December 9th, for their next matchup, at FedEx Field.