PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles are finally on a winning streak.
They have back-to-back victories for the first time this season after Monday's 28-13 win over Washington at Lincoln Financial Field.
The victory also kept their playoff hopes alive.
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The Eagles (6-6) are tied with the Redskins (6-6) for second place in the NFC East, one game behind Dallas (7-5), with four regular-season games left. The Eagles play the Cowboys on Sunday.
"This was big for us, winning two straight," quarterback Carson Wentz said. "We're finally getting some momentum going. We're setting ourselves up to make a run and do something special."
The Redskins suffered their third straight defeat and lost another quarterback to a season-ending leg injury. Colt McCoy broke his right fibula in the first quarter. Alex Smith broke his right fibula and tibia Nov. 18.
Former Eagle Mark Sanchez, who was signed Nov. 19 after a tryout, replaced McCoy. He completed 13 of 21 passes for 100 yards with no TDs and one interception.
"We have to get a plan ready for Mark going forward," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "It's been difficult because he hasn't been here long. We have to play great around him, and we didn't do that tonight."
A number of unlikely heroes emerged for the Eagles.
Running back Darren Sproles, who had missed the previous 10 games with a hamstring injury, scored on a 14-yard run in the first quarter. It was his first TD since the 2016 season.
"It felt so good to get into that end zone," Sproles said. "Last year, I had the knee (torn anterior cruciate ligament), and this year I had the hamstring. It's been a long journey. I just had to keep grinding and fight my way out of it."
Wide receiver Golden Tate, who had been a nonfactor since arriving in a trade with Detroit on Oct. 30, scored his first touchdown as an Eagle on a 6-yard pass from Carson Wentz in the first quarter.
He finished with seven receptions for a team-high 85 yards.
"Tonight felt organic," Tate said. "We just went out there and played ball."
Tight end Zach Ertz became the most prolific receiver in franchise history. His nine receptions gave him 93 for the season, breaking the team's single-season record of 90 set by running back Brian Westbrook in 2007.
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Ertz also has a chance to break the NFL record for tight ends set in 2012 by former Dallas standout Jason Witten, who was at the Linc on Monday as an analyst for ESPN.
Despite their exploits, the game was close entering the fourth quarter.
Sanchez's first play for the Redskins was a record-setting performance. Running back Adrian Peterson took a handoff at Washington's 10-yard line, burst through a giant hole on the left side and outran linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill and safety Corey Graham to the end zone for a 90-yard TD.
It was the longest run from scrimmage against the Eagles in their history. Pittsburgh's John Henry Johnson had an 87-yarder on Dec. 11, 1960.
The Eagles led 14-13 after three quarters behind touchdowns from Tate and Sproles. Tate's TD came on the Eagles' opening drive, marking the first time they've scored in the first quarter since their Oct. 11 game against the Giants.
The Eagles pulled away Monday with a 14-0 surge in the fourth quarter.