McCoy would rush for another touchdown just over four minutes into the third quarter to extend the Eagles lead to 24-0 and Philadelphia seemed to be in control. After three fantastic defensive quarters, things fell apart for the Eagles, as Washington made a fourth quarter charge, cutting their deficit to 6 with the help of two touchdowns and two successful two-point conversions. Washington would drive to the Eagles 18 yard line in the waning minutes of the game, but Brandon Boykin would intercept Robert Griffin III in the back of the end zone to give the Eagles the ball and the win.
Foles continued his solid play, going 17 for 26 passing for 298 yards and adding on 47 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. While Foles did not throw for any touchdowns in the game, he still has yet to throw an interception this season.
The Eagles received a gutsy performance from the league’s leading rusher, LeSean McCoy, as the running back ran for 77 yards and amassed 73 receiving yards as well. It was a two touchdown day for McCoy, who overcame a hamstring injury during the game.
While the defense was shaky toward the end, they did put up a shutout for three quarters and for the seventh consecutive week held their opponent to 21 points or less.
The Eagles now sit in sole possession of first place in the NFC East, and with continued success by the offense and an improving defense, could make some noise over their final five games of the regular season.
The 6-5 Eagles enter their bye week in week 12 of the season. They will return to action on December 1, welcoming the Arizona Cardinals to Lincoln Financial Field.
By: Kyle Babcock
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