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Rookie RB Miles Sanders, former practice-squad WR Greg Ward save Eagles in win over Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. – The Eagles’ season was saved by a rookie running back who wouldn’t be denied and a practice-squad wide receiver who saved his best work for the final drive.

Miles Sanders ran for a career-high 122 yards and added 50 more receiving, and Greg Ward had 7 catches for 61 yards. That included the game-winning touchdown, a 4-yard reception with 26 seconds left.

Nigel Bradham ended the game with a fumble return touchdown of 47 yards, giving the Eagles a 37-27 win Sunday.

Carson Wentz overcame a critical mistake, fumbling the ball away in the fourth quarter to set up Washington’s go-ahead field goal. He marched the Eagles down the field for his second straight fourth-quarter comeback.

And the Eagles (7-7) stayed in contention for a playoff spot. 

A Dallas win over the Rams later Sunday would keep the two teams tied atop the NFC East. The Eagles host the Cowboys next Sunday. If Dallas loses to the Rams, the Eagles can clinch the NFC East next Sunday with a win.

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