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Hail To The Heartbreak: Eagles vs. Redskins Week 14 Recap
Carson Wentz had shown promising signs throughout Sunday afternoon’s showdown against the Washignton Redskins, but could he lead the Philadelphia Eagles down the field for a go-ahead touchdown late in the game after struggling to do so all season? It didn’t happen. Ryan Kerrigan strip-sacked Wentz with the Eagles deep in Washington territory and Trent Murphy fell on top of the loose ball to preserve a 27-22 Redskins victory at Lincoln Financial field. Wentz’s pocket awareness and ball placement was superb on Sunday. He was 5-of-9 for 61 yards prior to the sack where Kerrigan blew right by the right tackle Matt Tobin, who was filling in for the injured Allen Barbre. Tough to blame Wentz for the fumble. He finished 32-of-46 for 314 yards with a touchdown and interception in what was perhaps his best performance of the season. The Eagles held a 36:38-23:22 time of possession advantage, led in first downs 24-16 and were 9-of-18 on third down, but settling for a pair of field goals after driving into the red zone on their first three possessions of the game came back to bite them.