While the Washington Redskins were far out of a playoff spot, they wanted to find a way to end the season strong in a match with the Philadelphia Eagles. This was even as the Eagles were -9 favorites in Landover. Even with all this, the Redskins still pulled out a 27-24 win.
The first half was close as the Redskins took the first points on a field goal that came after Ryan Kerrigan sacked and then recovered a fumble by the Eagles' Mark Sanchez. LeSean McCoy had a touchdown run for the Eagles but Alfred Morris matched that for the Redskins on their next possession. The Eagles took a 14-10 lead into the half as Sanchez had a touchdown pass to Riley Cooper.
The Redskins got fourteen unanswered points in the third quarter. The Skins took advantage of two straight missed field goals by Cody Parkey. The resulting possessions off of those two attempts produced touchdown runs by Darrel Young.
The Eagles came back with to tie it in the fourth as Sanchez had another touchdown to Cooper. N Allen intercepted a pass but the Eagles were stuck four yards away from the end zone. Parkey completed a 22-yard field goal to tie it up.
The Eagles made a run for the win after the two minute warning but B Breeland intercepted a pass. This led to a 23-yard reception by Pierre Garcon and a few other plays plus a roughing the passer penalty to lead the Redskins near the end zone. Kai Forbath got a 26-yard field goal with five seconds left to give the Redskins the lead again. Sanchez's Hail Mary attempt at the end failed.
Mark Sanchez went 37-50 with 374 passing yards with Zach Ertz getting 115 receiving yards. The Eagles are now 9-6 as Dallas needs just one win to clinch the NFC East title and eliminated the Eagles from the playoffs.
For the Redskins, Robert Griffin III went 16-23 with 220 passing yards with DeSean Jackson getting 126 receiving yards. The Redskins moved to a 4-11 record.
Also, the Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot thanks to the Redskins' win. The Lions are 10-4 and hold several tiebreakers for a wild card.