Redskins beat Eagles 27-20 for sixth consecutive win, eye playoffs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Robert Griffin III threw two touchdown passes in his first game back from a knee injury, Kai Forbath set the NFL record for consecutive field goals to begin a career and the Washington Redskins held on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 Sunday for their sixth straight win.
Nick Foles drove the Eagles to the Redskins 5 before his intentional grounding penalty ended the game.
The Redskins (9-6) can clinch the NFC East with a victory over Dallas at home next Sunday. They haven't won it since 1999 and last reached the playoffs in 2007.
Trying to play spoiler, the Eagles (4-11) fell short in what could've been Andy Reid's last game coaching the team at the Linc. Reid is unlikely to return to Philadelphia for his 15th season next year.
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FOURTH QUARTER: Eagles mad dash -- to the Redskins 5 -- comes up just short. Redskins win 27-20 for sixth consecutive win.
FOURTH QUARTER: Redskins go for it fourth and 1 from the Eagles 43. At least they pretend to. As it is, they punt.
FOURTH QUARTER: Well, well, well. Dion Lewis up the middle for 17 yards. Touchdown. Redskins 27-20. Not sure what the defensive strategy is at this point.
FOURTH QUARTER: Griffin pass is tipped, intercepted by Colt Anderson.
FOURTH QUARTER: No go for the Eagles, and a punt.
FOURTH QUARTER: Up next after the break. . .
THIRD QUARTER: Griffin finds Moss on a fade route into the end zone. Perfect pass. Perfect catch. Redskins 27-13.
THIRD QUARTER: Kerrigan sacks Foles on a fourth-and-2. Redskins ball.
THIRD QUARTER: Botched play puts Redskins in bad shape, forces a punt from deep in their territory.
THIRD QUARTER: Eagles' offense looks good -- for a while. Philly finally stalls, settles for 30-yard field goal. Redskins 20-13.
THIRD QUARTER: Redskins take the kickoff and finally get some good runs. Multi-mix drive is capped by Morris running in for the TD from the 10. Redskins 20-10.
UNOFFICIAL HALFTIME STATS: Eagles have outgained Redskins 183-143. RGIII is 8 of 13 for 93 yards; Foles, 14 of 22 for 157 yards.
-- HALFTIME --
SECOND QUARTER: Eagles move, settle, and to the trendy thing by settling for a short field goal just before halftime. Redskins 13-10.
SECOND QUARTER: Josh Morgan runs in from the 10. Touchdown. Redskins 13-7.
SECOND QUARTER: London Fletcher picks Foles. Redskins ball at Eagles 25.
SECOND QUARTER: Redskins get to the Philly 23, stall, settle for Forbath's leg. Eagles 7-6.
SECOND QUARTER: Eagles go nowhere, punt. Redskins with good field position.
SECOND QUARTER: Redskins kind of move, then don't, settle for Forbath's 45-yard field goal. Eagles 7-3.
FIRST QUARTER: Foles is sacked and then, on a third-and-15 from Washington 33, is stripped by Kerrigan, fumbles, Redskins recover.
FIRST QUARTER: Redskins move but stall at the Eagles 35; Fourth and 2 pass is incomplete. Eagles ball.
FIRST QUARTER: Eagles convert two first-down tries, convert a mid-range TD pass from Nick Foles to Jeremy Maclin. Eagles 7-0.
FIRST QUARTER: Eagles get the ball first.
PREGAME: For the record RGIII is a go, will start.
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