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article imageNFL: Eagles takeover NFC East with third straight victory

By Larry Seely     Nov 17, 2013 in Sports
Philadelphia - Nick Foles might not be the perfect fit for the offensive schemes head coach Chip Kelly wants to run in Philadelphia, but the young quarterback is making the most of his chance to start in leading the Eagles to thier third straight win on Sunday.
Foles completed 17 of 26 passes for 298 yards, but the former Arizona Wildcats star also showcased his mobility with 47 yards and a score to help lead Philly to a 24-16 win over Washington, moving the Eagles into first place in the NFC East.
Surprisingly, this was just the first victory at home for Philadelphia, but with a 6-5 record and the offense seemingly clicking with the 24 year-old leading the way, this team could become one of the biggest surprises of the 2013 NFL season.
Washington looked dead in the water, trailing 24-0 entering the fourth quarter, but Robert Griffin connected on two touchdown passes and converted both two point conversions to cut down the lead. The Redskins had a shot late to score again, but Griffin threw an interception in the end zone with just :32 left in the game to end their comeback hopes.
Griffin finished the game completing 17 of 35 passes for 264 yards and two scores, but four sacks and the late interception led to defeat and dropped the Redskins to 3-7 on the year, not what was expected from this team in
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