It's not over 'til it's over. The Eagles scored a major victory last night against the Washington Redskins, renewing hopes that the Birds might just make a playoff run after all. We've got a recap of the game for you this morning, including the unexpected return of Mark Sanchez to Lincoln Financial Field. If you're going holiday shopping soon, you'll also want to read up on the many "smart toys" available this season. They may spy on your children — perhaps not a "smart" purchase after all.

— Aubrey Nagle (@aubsn, morningnewsletter@philly.com)

The Eagles moved to 6-6 last night after a 28-13 win over the Washington Redskins at home, a key victory that sets up the possibility of a playoff run for the reigning Super Bowl champs.

Carson Wentz survived a few wobbles, including an interception, to pass for 306 yards and two touchdowns, one of which was Golden Tate's first for the team. During the second quarter, Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy suffered a broken fibula and none other than former Eagle Mark Sanchez came in to replace him.

The Birds now head on the road for games against Dallas, the top team in the NFC East, and the Los Angeles Rams, the top team in the NFC.

Children often talk to their dolls and stuffed animals as if they're really listening. Maybe you did, too, once upon a time.

But did your favorite teddy bear write down everything you said? This holiday season shoppers can buy "smart toys" — equipped with microphones, cameras, and the ability to collect reams of data — that consumer advocates warn pose privacy and security risks for kids.

Internet-connected playthings have been found to be particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks and security experts have shown they can be easily hacked.

On Monday a federal jury found U.S. Rep. Bob Brady's top political strategist Ken Smukler guilty of nine of 11 counts of flouting campaign finance laws, including during Brady's 2012 primary bid for reelection in Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district.

In the 2012 campaign, Brady's opponent abruptly withdrew after he was promised a $90,000 payoff, which jurors concluded that Smukler helped to pay. The Justice Department now has won convictions and guilty pleas against four key players in that campaign, but Brady himself was not charged.

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Former Pennsylvania Ballet dancer, Barbara Sandonato performs a basic foot position on the main stage at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Pa. Thursday, November 29, 2018. 2018 is the 50th anniversary of Pennsylvania Ballet dancing Nutcracker.
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Former Pennsylvania Ballet dancer, Barbara Sandonato performs a basic foot position on the main stage at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Pa. Thursday, November 29, 2018. 2018 is the 50th anniversary of Pennsylvania Ballet dancing Nutcracker.

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