DeSean Jackson, Bradley Fletcher

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) pulls in a pass. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson had four receptions for 126 yards–including two receptions for over 50 yards–to lead Washington’s NFL team to a thrilling 27-24 victory against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 20 at FedEx Field. Jackson has seven receptions of over 50 yards this season, with three coming against the Eagles.

Washington (4-11) quarterback Robert Griffin III started the game after Colt McCoy was placed on injured reserve following a neck injury on Dec. 14 against the New York Giants.

Darrel Young, Cary Williams, Jordan Reed

Washington Redskins fullback Darrel Young carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Full back Darrel Young scored two back-to-back 1-yard touchdowns in the third quarter to give Washington a 10-point lead over Philadelphia (9-6) heading into the fourth quarter.

Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez threw a 16-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to three points. On Washington’s next drive, Nate Allen intercepted a deep pass by Griffin–intended for Jackson–near midfield.  The turnover resulted in a 22-yard field goal by Philadelphia kicker Cody Parkey.

After a series of incomplete passes, Washington was forced to punt on their next possession with just under three minutes left in the game. Led by tight end Zach Ertz–who finished with 15 receptions for 115 yards–Sanchez and company drove the ball downfield to try to get in position to score. On third down, with one minute-and-a-half to play, Sanchez threw an interception, picked off by cornerback Bashaud Breeland at the 42-yard line.

Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) passes the ball. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Griffin started what would be the game-winning drive with a 23-yard pass to receiver Pierre Garcon. After the play, the Eagles were penalized forroughing the passer, which resulted in an extra 15 yards for Washington.

Kai Forbath

Washington Redskins’ Kai Forbath (2) kicks a field goal during the closing seconds of the game. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

With 10 seconds left to play, kicker Kai Forbath made a 26-yard field goal to give Washington their first win since Oct. 27 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Griffin threw 16-for-23 for 220 yards and one interception. Sanchez finished 37-of-50 for 374 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Philadelphia’s mistakes could have cost them a spot in the playoffs. Kicker Cody Parkey missed two field goals against Washington after only missing two all season.  Philadelphia also had 13 penalties–their most in a game this season–compared to Washington’s three penalties.

Philadelphia’s loss gives the Cowboys two chances to clinch the NFC East.

Washington will finish their season at home against the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 28.