The Washington Football Team whipped the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 and became 2020 NFC East Champions at Lincoln Financial Field.
FBT quarterback Alex Smith pushed through a sore calf to throw two touchdown passes while going 22 for 32 for 162 yards and two interceptions.
The game had an interesting twist when Eagle’s coach Doug Pederson inserted third string quarterback and former WFT quarterback Nate Sudfeld in the fourth quarter down 17-14.
Their starter Jalen Hurts up to that point had run for two touchdowns and was an elusive duel threat.
Washington had an easier time containing Sudfeld who went five for 12 for 32 yards and an interception.. He also fumbled which led to a Washington field goal.
So their path to their first NFC East Crown since 2015 became a bit easier.
Washington scored first on a Smith five-yard pass to receiver Terry McLaurin in the right corner of the end zone making the score 7-0 with 4:19 to go in the first quarter.
Kicker Dustin Hopkins added a 42-yard field goal and Washington ended the quarter up 10-0.
In the second quarter Hurts hurt Washington with two scoring runs of six yards to make the score 14-10 with 3:54 to go before halftime.
Football Team responded with a 13-yard TD pass to TE Logan Thomas who jumped high to snag the pass making the score 17-14 which was a boost going into halftime.
With the help of the QB change Washington’s defense shut out the Eagles in the second half.
The FBT defense held Philly to 216 total yards and only 98 yards passing as Hurts went seven for 20 for 72 yards and an interception.
They also caused three turnovers and had three sacks while holding the Eagles to 118 rushing yards.
Washington had 248 total yards as each team struggled on offense with 16 first downs apiece and both finishing with less than 250 yards. A light rain in the fourth quarter did not help either.
Philadelphia was led in rushing by Boston Scott who gained 65 yards on 15 carries. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside led the receivers with two receptions for 40 yards in a losing effort for the last place (4-11-1) Eagles.
Washington’s McLaurin caught seven passes for 40 yards and a touchdown and Thomas snagged three passes for 37 yards and a touchdown.
They were led in rushing by rookie Antonio Gibson who finished with 75 yards on 19 carries for the first place (7-9) 2020 NFC East Champion Washington Football Team.