Okay, no Eagles fan ever wants to wait 413 days - 413 days! - for a win at home again. But the franchise-record 10-game losing streak in the City of Brotherly Love is over as the Eagles beat Washington 24-16 on Sunday.
With three straight wins, the Eagles go into the bye week with a 6-5 record and own sole possession of first place in the NFC East. The last time the Eagles were above .500 this late in the season was 2010.
The Eagles never trailed and led 24-0 through three quarters, but Washington rallied to make the game interesting with a pair of late touchdowns. Washington had one final chance to tie the game in the final minute, but
It's the third time McCoy has gained at least 1,000 rushing yards in a season. Sunday also marked McCoy's 10th-career multi-touchdown game and his sixth with at least two rushing touchdowns. McCoy exited the game in the second quarter with a right hamstring injury after a 16-yard run, but returned for the start of the third quarter.
The last time the Eagles won at home before Sunday was September 30, 2012 when the team retired the number of legendary safety Brian Dawkins. The defense carried the Eagles to victory despite missing three key players in linebacker
Griffin III struggled mightily completing 17 of 35 pass attempts (49 percent) for 264 yards with two touchdowns and the interception. Running back Alfred Morris had 86 rushing yards in the first half, but only finished with 93 total for the game. Washington lost wide receiver Leonard Hankerson to a knee injury in the first half and playmaking rookie tight end Jordan Reed to a concussion in the second half. Wide receiver Pierre Garcon had 68 yards on six receptions to lead Washington.
It appeared as if the Eagles had the game at hand with a 24-0 lead in the third quarter. In fact, out-of-town markets seeing the game on FOX were being shifted to other contests. However, Griffin III connected with fullback Darrel Young on a 62-yard touchdown pass to end the shutout as safety
Following the bye week, the Eagles have two straight home games beginning with the Arizona Cardinals on December 1.