Philadelphia and Washington both needed the win on Monday Night Football to keep pace in the NFC East. Washington lost another quarterback when Colt McCoy broke his right fibula in the first half. The Redskins hung around through the third quarter, but the Eagles pulled away in the fourth to win, 28-13.
McCoy led Washington on one field goal drive before breaking his leg. Mark Sanchez came into the game, and–on his first play–he handed the ball to Adrian Peterson who galloped 90 yards for a touchdown to give the Redskins their only lead in the game, 10-7.
Philadelphia took the lead back on a 14-yard run from Darren Sproles, 14-10, near the end of the first half. Sanchez drove the Skins down the field to get a field goal before halftime, but Washington was shutout in the second half.
The Eagles scored 14 points–one touchdown with a two-point conversion and two Jake Elliott field goals–in the fourth quarter. The Redskins second half drives were bad: Punt, Punt, Interception, Punt, Punt.
After Monday Night Football, both Philadelphia and Washington sit at 6-6, one game behind the Dallas Cowboys (7-5) for the lead in the NFC East. The Eagles and Cowboys battle next week; Dallas won the first time these two teams played on November 11th, 27-20. Washington split their games with Dallas earlier this season.