Eagles roll over Redskins

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA–The Philadelphia Eagles keep losing key players and still are winning games thanks to No. 11.
Carson Wentz tossed four touchdown passes and ran for a career-best 63 yards, helping the Eagles overcome losing nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters in a 34-24 win over the Washington Redskins last night.
Linebacker Jordan Hicks also went down with an ankle injury.
Peters was carted off the field while Hicks left the stadium on crutches.
Coach Doug Pederson didn’t have any updates on their status after the game.
“This is a resilient group and we’ve seen it over the first two months of the season,” Pederson noted.
They’ll be fine as long as Wentz is under centre.
The second-year quarterback made one highlight play after another in front of a national audience.
Wentz has led the NFL-best Eagles (6-1) to five-straight wins and is an early front-runner for MVP.
Kirk Cousins threw for 303 and three TDs for the Redskins (3-3).
The Eagles went three-and-out three times in their first four drives and had only 57 total yards before Wentz hit Mack Hollins in stride with a perfect 64-yard TD pass to tie it at 10-10.
That got the offence rolling.
Wentz connected with Zach Ertz for 46 yards on the next series and found him again for a four-yard TD pass to make it 17-10.
After getting the second-half kick-off, the Eagles drove 86 yards for another touchdown.
Peters was injured during the series, and fans chanted his name while teammates surrounded the cart.
Wentz finished the drive off with a play that Peters would appreciate. While being hit by two defenders and falling forward, Wentz lofted a nine-yard TD pass to Corey Clement.
Wentz later fired a 10-yard TD pass to Agholor to expand the lead to 31-17.
Wentz kept that drive alive by escaping a sack and running 17 yards on third-and-eight.