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Wentz soars as Eagles claim impressive win over Washington

The Philadelphia Eagles improved to 6-1 this season..

Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz

*Updated at 1pm*

CARSON WENTZ THREW four touchdown passes to lead the Philadelphia Eagles past Washington 34-24 in the NFL on Monday Night Football.

Wentz, who now has 17 touchdown passes to go with four interceptions, was 17 of 25 for 268 yards at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles (6-1), now the NFL’s only six-win team, got off to a sluggish start before coming alive late in the second quarter when Wentz connected with Mack Hollins for a 64-yard touchdown to tie the game at 10-10.

The score energised the Eagles, who added a Zach Ertz touchdown on the next possession to take the lead before half-time.

In just his second season, Wentz is the unquestioned leader of the Eagles. The respect he has from team-mates only grows when he creates plays from nothing, like escaping a sure sack to pick up 17 yards on a third-and-eight early in the fourth quarter.

The scramble kept alive a scoring drive as the Eagles were able to answer a Washington touchdown.

The Eagles now have a season sweep over Washington (3-3) and own a win over playoff contenders the Carolina Panthers. Despite losing Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters in the game, the Eagles never flinched once they took the lead.

The second half of the season is backloaded with two games against defending NFC East champions Dallas and road games against the Seahawks and Rams.

But the Eagles are playing with a lot of confidence and should move to 7-1 next week against the 49ers.

After facing the struggling Broncos in week nine, the Eagles have a bye before their first match-up with the Cowboys, who might not have running back Ezekiel Elliott.

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