The Washington Footbal Team has everything to play for against the Eagles on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 17.
With a win or a tie, Washington (6-9) clinches the NFC East and a spot in the playoffs. A loss, and it’ll be the Giants representing the NFL’s worst division in the postseason.
It would be a storybook ending to the regular season for Alex Smith, who was cleared to start in Week 17 after suffering a calf injury against the 49ers in Week 14. Smith, likely to be the NFL’s comeback player of the season after spending two years recovering from a horrific leg injury, could lock up the award by punching Washington’s playoff ticket with a win.
That being said, don’t expect the Eagles (4-10-1) to roll over. Even though they were eliminated from playoff contention following last week’s loss to the Cowboys, they’re still playing for pride. Rookie QB Jalen Hurts is also making his final audition to be the starting QB over Carson Wentz.
Eagles vs. Washington score
Eagles vs. Washington live updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’
(All times Eastern)
9:47 p.m. — HALF: Washington 17, Eagles 14. Washington will get the ball to start the second half.
9:42 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, WASHINGTON. Smith throws a jump ball up to Logan Thomas, who goes up and gets it for the 13-yard TD. Washington leads 17-14 with 20 seconds left in the half.
9:32 p.m. — Eagles punt. A quick three-and-out gives Washington the ball back at its 45-yard line following a 20-yard return by Steven Sims Jr., 1:24 left before halftime.
9:26 p.m. — Washington punts. Smith is sacked by Alex Singleton on third down and Philadelphia gets the ball back at its 26-yard line with 1:52 left to play in the half.
9:21 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, EAGLES. Hurts scrambles up the middle and trots in untouched for a 6-yard rushing score to give Philadelphia a 14-10 lead with 3:54 remaining in the first half.
9:13 p.m. — Washington punts. Philadelphia gets the ball back at its 35-yard line with 8:03 left in the first half, chance to tie or take the lead.
9:05 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, EAGLES. A nice bounceback from the turnover on the previous drive as Hurts caps it off with a 6-yard TD run on the read option. Washington’s lead is now 10-7 with 10:18 remaining in the second quarter.
8:57 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Washington 10, Eagles 0. Philadelphia has it, first and 10 at the Washington 34-yard line to start the second quarter.
Greg Ward made a nice play on a double pass to avoid a tackle and throw it down field to Travis Fulgham for a 15-yard gain to end the period.
8:49 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, WASHINGTON. Washington can’t pick up a first down but the good field allows Dustin Hopkins to hit a 42-yard field goal to extend the lead to 10-0 with 2:02 remaining in the first quarter.
8:46 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. Jalen Hurts is picked off by Kamren Curl and Washington takes over at the Philadelphia 32-yard line with 4:07 left to play in the first quarter.
8:40 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, WASHINGTON. Alex Smith hits Terry McLaurin on the far side corner route in the back of the end zone for a 5-yard TD and Washington leads 7-0 with 4:19 left in the first quarter.
8:27 p.m. — Eagles punt. Washington gets the ball at its 9-yard line with 12:32 remaining in the first quarter.
8:20 p.m. — Washington wins the toss. The Eagles will receive to start.
Eagles vs. Washington start time
All “Sunday Night Football” games in 2020 have the same start time of 8:20 p.m. ET. There are Sunday night games scheduled for every week of the season except Week 17, though the NFL has the ability to flex a game into a Week 17 “SNF” window.
‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2020
|Week 1||Sept. 10 (Thu.)||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans|
|Sept. 13||Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||New York Giants vs. Cleveland Browns|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Football Team|