Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes and the Washington Football team won NFC East with a 20:14 win on Sunday night against hosts Philadelphia Eagles in the final game of the 2020 regular season

Washington (7-9) picked up the No. 4 seed in the NFC playoffs and hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a wild card game on Saturday night at Jan.3 p.m. ET It’s Washington’s first league title and first playoff appearance since the 2015 season

Washington head coach Ron Rivera’s team in the first year is the first to contest the playoffs with a sub-player, 500 record since Rivera’s Carolina Panthers won NFC South 7-8-1 in 2014

Had the Eagles (4-11-1) won, the New York Giants would have been division champions after beating the Dallas Cowboys 23-19 on Sunday

After missing two games with a calf injury, Smith improved to 5-1 as a starter this season as he completed 22 of 32 passes for 162 yards with two interceptions

Rookie Jalen Hurts completed 7 of 20 passes for 72 yards and one interception on his fourth start for the Eagles, and rushed for 34 yards and two touchdowns

Eagles trainer Doug Pederson made the Giants fans watching at home unhappy with some questionable decisions in the second half

Two minutes from time in a goalless third quarter, Philadelphia missed a chip-shot field goal that could have ended the game 17-17. The Eagles took fourth and fourth hits, but Hurts passed Quez Watkins dropped out incompletely

Pederson replaced Hurts with Nate Sudfeld in the fourth quarter. Sudfeld was intercepted on his second pass, then fiddled with his second series, and Chase Young rallied for Washington. Dustin Hopkins scored a 42-yard field goal with 7:46 still scored 20-14

The Washington Defense, which has kept seven opponents under 21 in a row, registered three sacks, forced three turnovers and held Philadelphia for a 216 yards attack

After starting the game with zero points on their first possession all season, Washington drove 91 yards in 15 games and led 7-0 on Smith’s 5-yard pass to Terry 7:19 in the first quarter McLaurin’s 42-yard field goal by Hopkins brought it to 10-0 two minutes later

The Eagles took two TD runs of hurts momentum in the second quarter and a 14-10 lead. He crawled right to get a 6-yard score to get a 10-game 75-yard End ride, then scrambled left to end a 65-yard ride at 3:54 in the half

Twenty seconds before half-time, Smith found a bouncing Logan Thomas in the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown to regain the lead at 17-14

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