Wentz tosses 2 touch­downs, leads Ea­gles over Red­skins

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PHILADEL­PHIA — Carson Wentz ran around and ex­tended plays the way he did be­fore his knee in­jury.

Wentz tossed two touch­down passes, 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 was on the move quite a bit on de­signed roll­outs and plays in which he im­pro­vised and com­pleted passes.

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.

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