By Christopher Viviani (@Chris_viv)
The Eagles fell to 5-8 after a 27-22 loss versus Washington on Sunday. Since the Week 4 bye, the Eagles are a laughable 2-8 and are currently on a 4-game losing streak. Failing to play spoiler to the Redskins, the Eagles showed more effort than in Cincinnati but once again fell short in clutch time. With three games remaining (@Bal, vs. NYG, vs. Dal) the team will look to find some positive notes as they begin to look towards next season.
According to FPI, the Eagles have an 0.00002% chance to make the playoffs (5,000,000-1 odds).
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 13, 2016
Sunday proved to be a costly game as the injuries continued to pile up.
- Long snapper Jon Dorenbos broke his wrist and had season ending surgery. His streak of 162 consecutive games, tied with Harold Carmichael for most in franchise history, will come to an end.
- RB Wendell Smallwood and OT Matt Tobin will be joining Dorenbos on the IR as they both suffered Grade 2 MCL sprains. Tobin suffered the injury during the second-to-last play and it explained his inability to block Ryan Kerrigan on the game-ending strip sack.
- RB Darren Sproles enters the concussion protocol after this cheap shot from Washington’s Deshazor Everett. He can return to practice once he passes through protocol.
— Brian J. Haddad (@BrianJHaddad) December 11, 2016
- TE Brent Celek was also injured by Everett on a high hit that forced Celek to leave the game. He won’t practice on Wednesday but should be ready to play next week.
Postgame Player Notes:
- Darren Sproles proved he is the ultimate weapon becoming the first player in NFL history with 30+ receiving TDs (30), 20+ rushing TDs (21), and 5+ return TDs (9).
- Carson Wentz finished with 314 yards on 32/46 passing. That is the 4th most yards by a rookie and 2nd most completions by a rookie in franchise history. Wentz also has four 300+ yard games this season and 317 completions, both are 4th-highest in a single season in team history.
Carson Wentz now has two games w/300+ passing yards and completion % of 65-or-better (min. 30 att).
No rookie QB in NFL history had more.
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) December 12, 2016
- Zach Ertz provided another big game (10 receptions, 112 yards) at a time when the season is virtually over. He had inflated stats at the end of last season as well.
- Leodis McKelvin got the Eagles 4th non-offensive TD of the season with a 29-yard pick-6. Three of those four have come against Washington.
- Fletcher Cox finally reappeared and got 1.5 sacks. He leads the team this season with 5.5 sacks.