Here we go. In the Burgundy and Gold corner we have the Redskins coming in with a 6-4 record. In the midnight green and black corner we have the Eagles coming in with a 7-3 record. Monday night primetime. Rematch from Week 8, where the Eagles stole a win from the Redskins 24-16.
In their last 5 the Eagles have won 4 of them and lost a huge divisional game against the Cowboys. Conversely, in their last 5, the Skins took home wins against the Bengals and Giants but lost 3 division games including 2 losses to the Cowboys as well. The Eagles are ready to try and put as many wins in between themselves and the Cowboys loss on the schedule as possible. The Redskins are looking to get back on track and rattle off some wins heading into the postseason.
The keys to the game:
(Rodgers is far more effective when the run game is going)
-Staying ahead of the chains
(Eagles lead the league in sacks don't allow them to pin their ears back)
-Getting to Triplett
(this secondary is still a work in progress and not effective if the pass rush is not there)
(Eagles have only lost 1 game when they are ahead in the turnover column)
These games usually pan out a way that surprises people. On paper the marquee matchup is the Eagle's Defense which is top 5 in Scoring, Passing yards, Rushing yards, and Total Yards against the Redskin's Offense which is 1st in yard, passing yards, and 6th in Scoring. I believe the other side of the ball for teams is where the game will be won. The Eagles Offense and Redskins Defense ranking wise are both mediocre, but the addition of Darius Slay Jr should tip the needle in the Redskins direction. Hopefully it is just as good as the last one and as always #FlyEaglesFly!