Wentz tossed two touchdown passes New England Patriots Womens Hoodie , Darren Sproles ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles stayed in the hunt for the NFC East title with a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins on Monday night.The Eagles (6-6) won consecutive games for the first time since Nick Foles led them to a Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.The Redskins (6-6) lost backup quarterback Colt McCoy to a serious right leg injury in his second game replacing Alex Smith, who broke his right tibia and fibula on Nov. 18. Mark Sanchez took his place.Redskins coach Jay Gruden said after the game that, from what he understands, McCoy fractured his fibula and will miss the rest of the season.Adrian Peterson ran 90 yards for a touchdown on Sanchez's first play under center, giving the Redskins a 10-7 lead. It was the longest run Philadelphia has allowed in franchise history but Washington's lead didn't last long.Wentz, who hasn't scrambled much since returning in Week 3 from surgery to repair two knee ligaments, didn't run for any yards. But he ran around and made big plays when he improvised and on designed rollouts."Anytime he can extend plays with his legs, he's such a great athlete, that's an advantage to the offense," coach Doug Pederson said. "Being able to do that allows us to stay on the field. He's gifted in doing that. It comes natural to him."Sproles put Philadelphia up 14-10 on a 14-yard TD run in the second quarter. Wentz tossed a 4-yard TD pass to Jordan Matthews and connected with Golden Tate on a 2-point conversion to extend the lead to 22-13 early in the fourth quarter.The Eagles twice failed to score inside the red zone and still managed their second-highest point total this season.They had a first down at the Redskins 2 in the second quarter, but Josh Adams was stopped for a loss on fourth down from the 1.They had a first down at the Redskins 5 in the third quarter, but Wentz threw an interception right to Josh Norman.Wentz finished 27 of 39 for 306 yards. He came out firing and led the Eagles to a score on their opening drive for only the third time season.First, he scrambled out of the pocket, motioned Tate to go deep and lofted a 19-yard pass down the left sideline on a first-and-15. Wentz finished the drive by firing a 6-yard TD pass on the run to Tate."Play-action Womens Customized New England Patriots Jerseys , bootlegs, nakeds, getting me on the edge, gives me a chance to make plays and we used that effectively," Wentz said.Dustin Hopkins kicked field goals of 47 and 44 yards for Washington."We have to get a plan ready for Mark moving forward," Gruden said. "We've got to play great football around him, which we didn't do tonight."SANCHIZE TIMESanchez, a former first-round pick who led the New York Jets to consecutive AFC championship games in his first two seasons, is now a starter for the first time since he played for the Eagles in 2015."I'm grateful for the opportunity. I was praying for the opportunity," he said, adding his "heart definitely breaks for" McCoy and Smith.WELCOME BACKSproles scored his first TD since Dec. 22, 2016. Sproles only played three games last season before he tore a knee ligament and broke his forearm on the same play. He was sidelined since Week 1 this year because of a hamstring injury."I'm really happy for him," center Jason Kelce said. "I don't usually know who is back there but when I saw it was him and he got in the end zone, I had a big sense of joy. He's a phenomenal guy."RECORD SETTERZach Ertz broke Brian Westbrook's franchise record for receptions in a season. Ertz has 93 catches and is closing in on Jason Witten's single-season record (110) for tight ends. Westbrook had 90 catches in 2007."That's awesome www.patriotscheapshops.com , but I'm sure he's just happy we won," Wentz said.INJURIESRedskins: LG Jonathan Cooper (arm), RB Tony Bergstrom (ankle), CB Fabian Moreau (knee) and LB Ryan Anderson (hamstring) left the game.Eagles: DT Tim Jernigan (back spasms) left in the first quarter and LT Jason Peters came out on the final series with an undisclosed injury.UP NEXTRedskins: Host the New York Giants (4-8) on Sunday.Eagles: Visit the Dallas Cowboys (7-5) on Sunday.Patriots Acquire Josh Gordon: Quick Hit Thoughts Josh Gordon is going to need to find a new number.Just like that, amid all of the Dez Bryant talk and worries of yet another earth-shattering September Patriots loss, New England went out and got Josh Gordon from Cleveland in exchange for a fifth round pick. There were rumors over the weekend that the Browns were going to straight-up cut Gordon, but instead managed to garner at least some compensation for him. The Patriots now have a very intriguing option at receiver who will finally be catching passes from a quarterback not named Brandon Weeden or Jason Campbell.And while it’s easy to get excited by the prospect of Gordon in a Pats uniform, what is the team really getting? How much can we rationally expect from this guy? Are the Patriots immediately the clear-cut favorite to win the Super Bowl? Or will Gordon be out of football by Week 7? Only time will tell, but for now, here are my quick-hit thoughts on what Josh Gordon brings to the team. Physical beast. Gordon is 6’3”, 225 pounds, and incredibly athletic. He has a 35 inch vertical and a 10-foot broad jump. He represents a physicality and skillset that the Patriots don’t really have on the roster. New England will enter into the month of October with Gordon, Edelman, Gronk New England Patriots T-Shirt , Dorsett, Hogan, and James White as viable receiving threats, and that’s a very solid offense. Even if Gordon doesn’t become the next Randy Moss (note: he most likely won’t, and that’s an odd comparison), he’s the kind of player that defenses have to account for, which should help draw double teams away from Gronk. It’s so rare for Tommy B to have receivers who are just athletic freaks, and the prospect of what Gordon has at his disposal is incredibly exciting.Obvious question marks. Gordon has’t played a full season of football since 2013. He has looked solid in his very limited action since then, but the bottom line is he has basically been out of football for five years. He also seems completely incapable of staying off the drugs and alcohol, and is known to be a bit of a headcase. We also don’t know what his level of football IQ is; this isn’t an easy offense to learn, and if his brain is simply too clogged with malted hops and bong resin, he may join the ever-growing list of receivers brought onto the team mid-season who never quite figured it out. There are many unknowns right now that we need to balance against Gordon’s obvious physical talents as we temper expectations.Excellent fit. This is what the Patriots are known for - they take troubled players that could never quite get their act together with other teams, and give them a length of rope. They can then use that rope to pull themselves up to superstardom (Randy Moss, Corey Dillon) or they can get themselves clotheslined by it (Adalius Thomas New England Patriots Hats , Albert Haynesworth). Who knows if Gordon will fall into the former category or the latter, but that’s pretty irrelevant to be honest, as this move makes all the sense in the world. The Patriots need help at receiver, and Gordon has the potential to provide a huge boost, assuming he can pick up the playbook and keep his head straight. And if he can’t, that’s fine, because: Zero risk. The Patriots are giving Cleveland their fifth round pick in exchange for an extremely talented player with high upside. If Gordon isn’t active for at least 10 games, the Browns have to send New England their seventh rounder. So in essence, the Patriots either get a phenomenal receiver for a fifth rounder, or they trade what is sure to be a late fifth round pick for a high seventh round pick, which is a deal you make all day. Maybe it’s repayment for giving Cleveland Jamie Collins for free. Maybe Cleveland was just desperate to get rid of Gordon. Maybe Belichick has been working as a double agent for years and has some sort of master plan. Whatever the case, the Patriots are getting a lot of talent for practically nothing, which means that even Felger Shank the most ardent anti-Patriots folks are going to have a tough time spinning this one into a negative.
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