Wentz's first touchdown pass of the night was the first for Golden Tate with the Eagles, as the wideout celebrated by doing the worm across the end zone. Tate had his best game with his new team, catching seven passes for 85 yards on the night. Jordan Matthews caught the other touchdown pass from the QB in the fourth quarter, where the Eagles scored 14 points to extend what was a one-point lead after three quarters of play.
McCoy's injury took place in the second quarter, and forced the Redskins to go to their third-string quarterback, and another veteran, Mark Sanchez. The former New York Jets quarterback was signed on November 18th and threw for 100 yards on 13 of 21 passing, including one interception on Monday night. Sanchez was signed at the same time that McCoy was announced as the starter after Alex Smith went down with a broken leg two weeks ago.
Sanchez's first play from scrimmage was a highly successful one, as Adrian Peterson ran 90 yards for the longest touchdown run of his illustrious career. Problem is, he finished with 98 yards on the night, sending the .500 Redskins to their second straight defeat since losing Smith. They are 3-3 at home, 3-3 on the road, and slowly falling out of the playoff conversation.
For the Eagles, they won consecutive games for the first time since Nick Foles led them to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots last February. They have a major showdown with the Cowboys in Dallas next week, while the Redskins will return home to take on the recently-hot New York Giants.