The end of Week 7 of the NFL season saw a Monday night showdown take place between two NFC East rivals. The Washington Redskins (3-2) took the short trek north to face the Philadelphia Eagles (5-1), the last team in the league with only one loss. Would Carson Wentz continue to look like a potential MVP candidate or could Kirk Cousins finally break through and win a Monday night game?

How the first half played out

The Redskins struck first as they went down and scored on the first drive of the game, settling for a 27-yard field goal from new kicker Nick Rose. On the Eagles first drive, Carson Wentz threw an interception but Washington could not capitalize, as the quarter ended with three straight punts.

Philadelphia opened the second quarter with a 50-yard field goal by Jake Elliott to tie the game. Washington then answered with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Chris Thompson to re-take the lead, followed by both teams trading three and outs.

The Eagles then scored on a 64-yard touchdown pass to Mack Hollins, the Redskins went three-and-out and the Eagles struck again on a four-yard touchdown to Zach Ertz to take a 17-10 halftime lead.

What went down in the second half

The Eagles got the ball to start the third quarter and drove down again, as Wentz connected with Corey Clement on a nine-yard touchdown pass to push the lead to 24-10.

Both teams then traded three-and-outs, before Washington answered just before the end of the quarter on a five-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Reed.

Philadelphia then responded right away, as Wentz threw his fourth touchdown of the night, this time to Nelson Agholor.

Cousins got intercepted on the next drive and the Eagles tacked on a 42-yard field goal to make it 34-17 with 6:19 left. Washington then went down and scored a touchdown to Jordan Reed to cut it to 34-24 but failed to recover the onside kick.

The Eagles then ran the clock down but missed a 45-yard field goal with 1:49 left. However, Washington could not manage anything and Philadelphia won to move to 6-1 to preserve their status as the only one-loss team left in the league.

Wentz's dramatic improvement

In Monday night's victory, Carson Wentz was 17-of-25 passing for 268 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. He also had 63 rushing yards on eight carries. In 16 games last season, Wentz threw 16 touchdowns against 14 interceptions with a quarterback rating of 79.3, averaging 6.2 yards per attempt and 236.4 yards per game.

In only seven games this season he has a league-leading 17 touchdown passes while having only thrown four interceptions. His quarterback rating is 104.0, while he averages 8.0 yards per attempt and 264.6 yards per game. He also has 196 rushing yards this year, compared to 150 all of last season.