The Washington Redskins defeated the Philadelphia Eagles moments ago 27-20 to improve their record to 9-6 overall and 4-1 in the division.
The game went down to the final play, when Eagles QB Nick Foles, who led his team down to the Washington five yard line with seconds left, rolled out to his left and was grabbed by DE Stephen Bowen. With no timeouts left, Foles had to throw the ball to stop the clock and he tossed it forward, to no one in particular. He was out of the pocket, but the "pass" failed to reach the line of scrimmage, thus forcing the referees to call intentional grounding. WIth one second left on the clock and a penalty runoff of 10 seconds, the game ended with that play.
The loss drops the Eagles to 4-11 in 2012. This was likely Eagles' head coach Andy Reid's last home game in Philadelphia and his team struggled mightily to send him off a winner, but they came up just five yards short.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys are trailing at home to the New Orleans Saints. The Giants play later today in Baltimore against the Ravens. The Minnesota Vikings will likely continue to defy gravity and beat the Houston Texans, improving their record to 9-6. That means the Redskins cannot clinch a playoff spot tonight, though the team will prevail in any tie with the Vikings because the Redskins beat Minnesota earlier this year.
GO HERE TO READ A SUMMARY OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE REDSKINS-EAGLES GAME.http://www.dcprosportsreport.com/washington-redskins/redskins-lead-13-10-at-halftime.html