EAGLES NOTES FROM WIN OVER WASHINGTON
Carson Wentz led the Eagles to a comeback in the fourth quarter/overtime for the second consecutive week.
WENTZ LEADS EAGLES TO FOURTH-QUARTER COMEBACK
Carson Wentz led the Eagles to a comeback in the fourth quarter/overtime for the second consecutive week, this time completing 8-of-8 attempts for 70 yards, including a game-winning, 4-yard TD pass to Greg Ward with 0:26 remaining in the game.
Wentz has combined for 104 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs and a 142.4 passer rating on 12-of-12 passing during his last 2 comebacks in the fourth quarter/overtime. Wentz has now produced 7 career game-winning drives (3 in 2019) and 6 career comebacks in the fourth quarter/overtime (2 in 2019).
Wentz finished 30-of-43 (69.8%) for 266 yards, a season-high-tying 3 TDs (also 12/1/19 at Mia.; 9/26/19 at GB; 9/8/19 vs. Was.), 0 INTs and a 109.3 passer rating.
He became the third QB in Eagles history to record 30+ completions, 3+ TDs and 0 INTs in a single game, joining Donovan McNabb on 12/5/04 vs. Green Bay (32 completions, 5 TDs) and Randall Cunningham on 10/10/88 vs. N.Y. Giants (31 completions, 3 TDs).
In the second half, Wentz completed 18-of-21 (85.7%) attempts for 141 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs and a 134.2 passer rating, including 89 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs and a 140.0 rating on 11-of-11 passing in the fourth quarter.
Wentz has thrown a TD in 17 consecutive regular-season games, which is the longest active streak in the NFL and 3rd-longest streak in Eagles history, trailing only himself (22, 12/22/16-11/11/18) and Randall Cunningham (18, 9/13/87-10/10/88). Wentz (25 passing TDs in 2019; franchise-record 33 passing TDs in 2017) has joined Donovan McNabb in 2004 (31) and 2001 (25) as the only QBs in Eagles history to register multiple seasons with 25+ passing TDs.
SANDERS POSTS 170+ SCRIMMAGE YARDS, SETS EAGLES ROOKIE RECORDS
Miles Sanders established new Eagles rookie records in single-season scrimmage yards (1,120), previously held by DeSean Jackson (1,008 in 2008) and single-season rushing yards (687), previously held by LeSean McCoy (637 in 2009). Sanders totaled a career-high 172 scrimmage yards on 25 touches, including a career-high 122 yards and 1 TD (1-yard TD in second quarter) on 19 carries (6.4 avg.) and 50 yards and 1 TD (15-yard TD in third quarter) on 6 receptions. Sanders is the first rookie in Eagles history to produce 170+ scrimmage yards, 1 rushing TD and 1 receiving TD in the same game.
Sanders’ 172 scrimmage yards are 5th-most ever by an Eagles rookie in a single game, behind Bryce Brown on 11/26/12 vs. Carolina (189) and 12/2/12 at Dallas (183), Hank Baskett on 12/31/06 vs. Atlanta (177) and Billy Ray Barnes on 12/14/57 vs. Chicago Cardinals (173). His 172 scrimmage yards are the most by any Eagle since Jeremy Maclin on 10/26/14 at Arizona (187).
They are the most by any Eagles RB since Darren Sproles on 9/15/14 at Indianapolis (178). Sanders’ 122 rushing yards are tied for the 5th-most ever by an Eagles rookie in a single game, trailing only Bryce Brown on 11/26/12 vs. Carolina (178) and 12/2/12 at Dallas (169), Correll Buckhalter on 10/7/01 vs. Arizona (134) and Keith Byars on 12/7/86 vs. St. Louis (127).
WARD CATCHES GAME-WINNING TOUCHDOWN
Greg Ward finished the game with career highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (61), including a game-winning, 4-yard TD catch with 0:26 remaining.
At 24 years of age, Ward is the youngest Eagle to catch a game-winning TD in the fourth quarter/overtime since a 23-year-old Jordan Matthews caught a 41-yard TD in overtime on 11/8/15 at Dallas (pass by Sam Bradford).
Ward is also the youngest undrafted Eagle to catch a game-winning TD in the fourth quarter/overtime since a 24-year-old Hank Baskett caught an 89-yard TD in the fourth quarter on 12/31/06 vs. Atlanta (pass by A.J. Feeley).
MORE FROM THE GAME
Zach Ertz totaled 5 receptions for a team-high-tying 61 yards (also Greg Ward) and added a 2-yard TD catch in the fourth quarter (3 TDs in the last 2 games). Ertz now has 84 receptions for 888 yards (10.6 avg.) and 6 TDs this season.
Boston Scott posted a team-high-tying 7 receptions (also Greg Ward). Scott posted 65 scrimmage yards on 13 touches (5.0 avg.) and has now combined for 193 scrimmage yards in the last 2 games (career-high 128 scrimmage yards in Week 14).
Nigel Bradham recovered a fumble by Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins with 0:06 remaining in the game and returned it 50 yards for a TD. It was the 2nd defensive TD of Bradham’s career (37-yard fumble recovery TD on 11/19/17 at Dallas).
SERIES HISTORY: EAGLES vs. REDSKINS
Philadelphia has swept Washington in each of the last three regular seasons. The Eagles’ 6 straight wins against the Redskins mark their longest series winning streak since a 7-game stretch from 12/16/01-12/12/04.
Philadelphia also improved to 14-9 (.609) all-time at FedExField, winning each of the last 3 games at the venue (longest road winning streak vs. Washington since 2009-11). *
Notebook courtesy of Philadelphia Eagles Media Relations.
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