Wentz carves up Redskins as Eagles win fifth in row

Oct 23 (The Sports Xchange) - Carson Wentz threw touchdown passes to four different players, catapulting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Washington Redskins 34-24 on Monday.

Wentz connected with wide receiver Mack Hollins for 64 yards, threw a 4-yard strike to tight end Zach Ertz and a 9-yard pass to undrafted free agent running back Corey Clement.

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Wentz's fourth score came on a 10-yard pass to wide receiver Nelson Agholor for a 31-17 lead with 11:10 remaining.

Wentz has already thrown 17 touchdown passes through seven games, one more than he had all of last season. He finished the night 17 of 25 for 268 yards with one interception.

The Eagles (6-1) won their fifth straight. The Redskins (3-3) dropped into a second-place tie in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Carson Wentz #11of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on after the Eagles' 34-24 win against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field on October 23, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA PA - OCTOBER 23: Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz (11) runs for a first down during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia, Pa., on October 23, 2017. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA PA - OCTOBER 23: as the Philadelphia tight end Zach Ertz (86) gets tripped up by Washington cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia, Pa., on October 23, 2017. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Eagles RB LaGarrette Blount (29) stiff-arms Redskins LB Junior Galette (58) in the second half during the game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles on October 23, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (8) addresses his team in the huddle in the second half during the game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles on October 23, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Eagles RB LaGarrette Blount (29) is tackled by Redskins LB Mason Foster (54) and DL Matt Ioannidis (98) in the second half during the game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles on October 23, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) leaps for a first down reception during a NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles on October 23, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Eagles won 34-24.(Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Jordan Reed #86 of the Washington Redskins scores a touchdown that is called back during the second quarter of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 23, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws an incomplete pass to Nelson Agholor #13 (not pictured) against the Washington Redskins during the third quarter of the game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 23, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates a touchdown by Zach Ertz #86 with Trey Burton #88 and Alshon Jeffery #17 during the second quarter of the game against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field on October 23, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: The Philadelphia Eagles huddle during the first quarter of the game against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field on October 23, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles and Zach Brown #53 of the Washington Redskins talk after the game on October 23, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Washington got within 24-17 when quarterback Kirk Cousins threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jordan Reed late in the third quarter. Philadelphia came right back and extended its lead to two touchdowns.

The news was not all good for the Eagles, however, as left tackle Jason Peters was carted off the field with a leg injury with 14:06 remaining in the third quarter.

Philadelphia was leading 17-10 when Peters got tangled up with defensive lineman Ziggy Hood. Peters' leg appeared to bend awkwardly, and the veteran had an air cast placed on it before heading out on a cart. Peters, a nine-time Pro Bowl tackle, did not return.

Rookie kicker Jake Elliott's 42-yard field goal with 6:19 left gave the Eagles a 34-17 lead. Cousins' third touchdown pass, his second to Reed, this one for 12 yards, cut the deficit to 34-24 with 3:17 left.

Cousins completed 30 of 40 passes for 303 yards with one interception.

The Redskins drove 66 yards on eight plays on their first possession but settled for a 27-yard field goal from Nick Rose for an early 3-0 lead.

Following some sloppy play through the first quarter, the Eagles put together a solid drive and it resulted in a 50-yard field goal from Elliott with 13:15 remaining in the second to tie the game at 3.

It was Elliott's 11th consecutive field goal and his fourth from 50 yards or longer this season.

Washington responded quickly and capped a seven-play, 81-yard drive with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Cousins to running back Chris Thompson for a 10-3 advantage with 9:14 left in the first half. Eagles linebacker Najee Goode got turned around, allowing Thompson to walk into the end zone untouched.

Wentz struggled mightily through most of the first half, going 3 of 8 for 30 yards and three sacks. But Wentz showed some toughness and lofted a beautiful 64-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Hollins to tie the game at 10 with 3:19 remaining.

With 22 seconds left in the half, Wentz continued his improved play and tossed his second touchdown pass, this time a 4-yard strike to Ertz for a 17-10 lead.

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AMES, IA - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the North Dakota State Bison throws the ball in the second half of play against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Ames, Iowa. North Dakota State defeated Iowa State 34-14. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)
January 9, 2016: North Dakota State Bison quarterback Carson Wentz (11) celebrates after a touchdown during the FCS Championship game against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Toyota Stadium in Frisco Texas (Photo by Mikel Galicia/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by Mikel Galicia/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Quarterback Carson Wentz #17 of North Dakota State speaks to the media during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: (L-R) Carson Wentz of the North Dakota State Bison holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #2 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 11: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles calls an audible at the line of scrimmage in the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field on August 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Buccaneers 17-9. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
AUGUST 11, 2016: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) rolls out as he looks for an open receiver during the third quarter of the NFL preseason game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up prior to the game against the Cleveland Browns at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 19, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 09: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles hands the ball off to Darren Sproles #43 during the second quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 9, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Eagles 24-23. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
16 October 2016: Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is congratulated by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) following the game at FedEx Field, in Landover, MD. where the Washington Redskins defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-20. (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings during a game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 23, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz (11) on the field prior to a NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles on October 30, 2016, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. (Photo by Ray Carlin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 11: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) rolls out to pass during the game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles on December 11, 2016 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia PA. (Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 11: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles listens on the sidelines against the Washington Redskins during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Redskins won 27-22. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 18: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 03: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz visits the SiriusXM set at Super Bowl LI Radio Row at the George R. Brown Convention Center on February 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM )
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 24: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs onto the field prior to the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at Lincoln Financial Field on August 24, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles talks with teammates Alshon Jeffery #17 and Torrey Smith #82 against of the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half on September 17, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 12: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 12, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after the 34-24 win over the Washington Redskins on October 23, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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