NFL

Smith Put Up 162 Yards as the Washington Football Team Held on Against the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14

Riding a 248 yards total offensive output, the Washington Football Team held on against the Philadelphia Eagles in a thrilling victory of 20-14, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 in Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Contributing to this victory, Alex Smith threw the football for 162 yards, and two touchdowns. The Football Team also had a rushing game that produced 103 yards and zero rushing touchdowns.

Smith contributed to this win by completing 22 of 32 passes, finishing the game with 162 yards, two interceptions, two touchdowns and a QB rating of 75.30.

The ground game for the Football Team saw Peyton Barber carrying the football 4 times, and Antonio Gibson helping with rushing the ball 19 times. The two rushers produced 10 yards and 75 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Football Team had Smith tossing the football to Cam Sims and Terry McLaurin as his most productive targets. Sims caught five passes for a net gain of 43 yards. The secondary target (McLaurin) caught seven passes for a net contribution of 40 yards.

With zero forced fumbles, two tackles for loss and three sacks , the Football Team got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.

For the Eagles, Jalen Hurts ended the day having completed 7 of 20 passes, leading to 72 yards, one interception and zero touchdowns. His performance resulted in a QB rating of 25.40.

The Eagles’ rushing game was led by Boston Scott and Jason Huntley. For the game, Scott carried the ball 15 times, rushed for 65 yards, and no touchdowns. Huntley supplemented and carried the ball a total of two times for a total of five yards. Meanwhile J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Travis Fulgham were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Eagles. Arcega-Whiteside caught two passes from Hurts for a total of 40 yards, while Fulgham contributed with 15 yards from one pass.

Although their team lost the game, the Eagles defense ended the game with three sacks, and no tackles for loss, to go along with no forced fumbles.

After this game, the Football Team improved to a record of 7-9, while the Eagles dropped to a 4-11 record.