NFL Sunday Night Football Feature Game: Washington Football Team at Phildaelphia Eagles 8:20 PM; Washington has to win to make Playoffs

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (6-9)
AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (4-10-1)

WEEK 17 // SUNDAY, JAN. 3, 2021 // 8:20 PM ET // LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD // REFEREE: RONALD TORBERT

ON THE AIRWAVES:

TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter)
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Ron Jaworski
SIRIUS: 81 (Was), 83 (Phi) | XM: 226 (Was), 225 (Phi), 88 (National)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Washington leads all-time series, 86-80-6
STREAKS: Eagles have won 6 of past 7
LAST GAME: 9/13/20: Eagles 17 at Washington 27
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/8/19: Eagles 32, Washington 27

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM LEADERS

L 20-13 vs. Carolina LAST WEEK

Ron Rivera: 4-2 COACH VS. OPP.

21.0/21.0 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

321.9 OFFENSE

Alex Smith: 146-220-1420-4-6-79.0 PASSING

Antonio Gibson (R): 151-720-4.8-11 RUSHING

Terry McLaurin: 80-1078-13.5-3 RECEIVING

310.5 DEFENSE

Montez Sweat: 8 SACKS

Kendall Fuller: 4 INTs

-5 (20/25) TAKE/GIVE

Tress Way: 48.4 (44.7) PUNTING (NET)

Dustin Hopkins: 103 (28/30 PAT; 25/32 FG) KICKING

WASHINGTON NOTES

• QB ALEX SMITH passed for 251 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 113.8
rating in his last start vs. Phi. (9/17/17 w/ KC). Has 80+ passer
rating in 3 of his 4 road starts this season. QB TAYLOR HEINICKE
completed 12 of 19 attempts (63.2 pct.) for 137 yards & TD vs.
0 INTs for 102.3 rating & had 22 rush yards in Was. debut in
Week 16.
• RB ANTONIO GIBSON (rookie) rushed for 61 yards last week.
Has 7 rush TDs in 6 road games this season. Aims for his 4th
in row vs. NFC East with rush TD. Leads rookies & ranks tied5th in NFL with 11 rush TDs in 2020. RB J.D. MCKISSIC had 8
receptions, 92 scrimmage yards (77 rec., 15 rush) & TD catch in
Week 16. Aims for his 3rd in row with 90+ scrimmage yards &
rec. TD. Ranks 2nd among RBs with career-high 75 receptions,
most by Was. RB since LARRY CENTERS (81 receptions in 2000).
• WR TERRY MCLAURIN has 15 receptions for 316 yards (105.3
per game) & 2 rec. TDs in 3 career games vs. Phi. Aims for his
4th in row vs. Phi. & 4th in row on road vs. NFC East with 5+
receptions. TE LOGAN THOMAS had 7 catches for 63 yards last
week. Has career-highs in receptions (69), rec. yards (633) &
TD catches (5) in 2020. Aims for his 5th in row with 6+ catches.
• DE CHASE YOUNG (rookie) had sack, FF & FR in Week 16. Has
FF & FR in 2 of his past 3. Leads all rookies in sacks (6.5), TFL
(9) & FFs (4). Had 1.5 sacks & FF in Week 1 meeting. DE MONTEZ
SWEAT had career-high 8th sack of season last week. Had sack
& 2 TFL in Week 1 meeting. DT DARON PAYNE has sack in 2 of
his past 3. Had FF in Week 1 meeting. LB COLE HOLCOMB had
season-high 11 tackles & sack last week.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES LEADERS

LAST WEEK L 37-17 at Dallas

COACH VS. OPP. Doug Pederson: 6-3

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 21.3/26.5

OFFENSE 342.5

PASSING Jalen Hurts (R): 70-128-989-6-3-85.7

RUSHING Miles Sanders: 164-867-5.3-6

RECEIVING Greg Ward: 52-413-7.9-6

DEFENSE 370.8

SACKS Brandon Graham: 8

INTs Many tied: 1

TAKE/GIVE -9 (17/26)

PUNTING (NET) Cameron Johnston: 46.8 (40.9)

KICKING Jake Elliott: 64 (22/24 PAT; 14/19 FG)

EAGLES NOTES

• QB JALEN HURTS (rookie) passed for 342 yards & TD & had 69
rush yards last week. Joined MICHEAL VICK (2011) as only QBs
with 300+ pass yards & 50+ rush yards in consecutive games
in NFL history. Joined LAMAR JACKSON as only QBs with 50+
rush yards in each of 1st 3 career starts in NFL history. Had TD
vs. 0 INTs for 83.6 rating & 106 rush yards in only career home
start (Week 14 vs. NO).
• RB MILES SANDERS had 84 scrimmage yards (57 rush, 27 rec.)
& rush TD last week. Had career-high 172 scrimmage yards
(122 rush, 50 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in his last game vs.
Was. (12/15/19). Is 1 of 4 RBs (NICK CHUBB, DERRICK HENRY &
AARON JONES) with 4.9+ yards per carry (4.9) since 2019 (min.
300 attempts).
• WR DESEAN JACKSON had 81-yard TD catch in Week 16. Has
5 career rec. TDs of 80+ yards, tied with HOFers LANCE
ALWORTH, BOB HAYES & JERRY RICE, & DERRICK ALEXANDER
for most in NFL history. TE ZACH ERTZ had rec. TD in Week 1
meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Was. with TD catch. TE
DALLAS GOEDERT had 8 receptions for 101 yards & rec. TD in
Week 1 meeting.
• DE BRANDON GRAHAM had sack last week. Has 7 TFL in his
past 5 vs. Was. DT FLETCHER COX has 4 sacks & 9 TFL in 7
home games this season & aims for his 8th in row at home
with TFL. DE JOSH SWEAT had sack & FF in Week 1. CB DARIUS
SLAY had 1st INT of season last week. Has 3 PD in his past 3 vs.
Was. Leads NFL with 110 PD since 2013. LB ALEX SINGLETON had
team-high 8 tackles in Week 16.

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