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EAGLES NOTES FROM WIN OVER WASHINGTON

Carson Wentz led the Eagles to a comeback in the fourth quarter/overtime for the second consecutive week.



Even when under pressure, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was able to keep his eyes on the prize. Photo by Jesse Garber.

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.



Eagles rookie running back Miles Sanders rips off a 56-yard run against the Redskins in the fourth quarter that helped set up a touchdown that gave the Birds a 24-21 lead. Photo by Jesse Garber.

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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