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Eagles Soar Over Rams, 43-35, in Epic NFC Showdown at Coliseum

11 December, 2017, 03:35 | Author: John Swanson
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The Eagles clinched the 2017 NFC East division championship on Sunday, after toppling the Los Angeles Rams 43-35 on Sunday afternoon, despite losing quarterback Carson Wentz to a knee injury in the third quarter. Nick Foltz came in the game for the Eagles to replace Wentz.

Wentz appeared to have run in a touchdown late in the second quarter, but got sandwiched by two Rams' defenders in the process and the score was nullified.

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Elliott kicked a 41-yard field goal to pull the Eagles to 35-34.

The Eagles answered right back as Carson Wentz quickly found tight end Brent Celek to tie the game at 7-7. However, just prior to his fourth touchdown pass, Wentz took a massive shot to his knee diving for a touchdown that was negated by a penalty. That broke the Eagles' franchise record for touchdown passes in a single season.

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The back and forth battle continued as Todd Gurley scored his second rushing touchdown of the game to give the Rams back the lead.

Shortly after, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that according to his sources, the Eagles are concerned that Wentz tore his left ACL. Adam Schefter, one of the most trusted sources in the National Football League, reported during the game there's concern from the Eagles that Wentz might have a torn ACL. Wentz is having such a good season he could still win MVP even if he misses the last three games.

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