Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins (Yahoo Sports)

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles are just about done in the playoff race, and they're in no position to argue that they deserve any better.

Penalties, missed field goals, two more turnovers by Mark Sanchez and an inability to keep track of former teammate DeSean Jackson when it mattered turned into a 27-24 loss to the lowly Washington Redskins on Saturday night, the Eagles' third straight defeat and one that gives Dallas two chances to clinch the NFC East.

Sanchez's interception with 1:31 remaining led to Kai Forbath's winning 26-yard field goal with 5 seconds remaining as the Redskins (4-11) snapped a six-game losing streak.

The Eagles (9-6) will now focus their energies on rooting for the Indianapolis Colts to beat the Cowboys (10-4) on Sunday. Philadelphia then …
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Eagles expect the old RG3 (Yahoo Sports)

Latest NFL News: Eagles expect the old RG3 (Yahoo Sports)

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) fumbles the ball as he is sacked by New York Giants defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins (95) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If RG3′s days in Washington are nearing an end, he won’t have to look far to find a coach that appreciates his talent.

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Philip Rivers returns to practice, has perfect day (Yahoo Sports)

Latest NFL News: Philip Rivers returns to practice, has perfect day (Yahoo Sports)

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers complains to side judge Jeff Lamberth during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philip Rivers was back at practice Thursday, and by all accounts it was a perfect one.

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Cowboys' Murray looking like go with broken hand (Yahoo Sports)

Latest NFL News: Cowboys' Murray looking like go with broken hand (Yahoo Sports)

Dallas Cowboys' DeMarco Murray (29) tries to break free from a tackle by Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins (27) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

IRVING, Texas (AP) — All signs point to DeMarco Murray playing for Dallas against Indianapolis despite the NFL rushing leader’s broken left hand.

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Coach: 'Very confident' Newton starts vs. Browns (Yahoo Sports)

Latest NFL News: Coach: 'Very confident' Newton starts vs. Browns (Yahoo Sports)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton prepares to throw a pass during an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he’s awaiting final clearance from team physicians before officially naming Cam Newton the starter for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.

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