Bold predictions: Eagles vs. Redskins
23 October 2017 Eagles News
Division foes face off tonight when the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Washington Redskins. Earlier in the year, the Eagles were victorious in their week one matchup, setting the stage for this week seven rematch.
The Eagles can take sole possession of the NFC and the NFC East with a win, improving their record to 6-1. Will they win? Myself (Ryan Neal) and Kelly Carpenter tried to predict what would happen is this game? Here are our predictions.
Wentz has a total of 4 TDs tonight (Kelly)
With a Redskins secondary currently beat up, Wentz has more opportunities to exploit them in the passing game.
Alshon Jeffery has over 100 yards receiving (Ryan)
Jeffery has yet to eclipse the 100-yard mark this season for the Eagles. He came very close versus the Kansas City Chiefs, racking up 92 yards on seven catches. Tonight, with no Josh Norman in the lineup. Jeffery is going to be Carson Wentz’s go-to target, accumulating well over six catches and 100 yards.
Eagles defense gets over 4 sacks on Cousins (Kelly)
LT Trent Williams is currently battling a knee injury, which will require surgery at some point. I think Schwartz exploits that side of the line to get to collapse the pocket. Graham has already proven he can handle the RT handily.
Eagles hold the Redskins to less than 50 yards rushing (Ryan)
Statistically speaking, the Eagles run defense is the best in the NFL, allowing around 65 yards a game. The Redskins have a few options at running back, but ultimately, the Eagles front seven will shut them down. In the last meeting, the Redskins rushed for 64 yards, tonight, they will rush for even less.
Redskins offense is held under 200 total yards (Kelly)
Eagles defense has effectively eliminated the run game of opposing offenses. The Redskins are largely a passing offense but with more pressure on Kirk, the Eagles defense keeps them off the field.
The Eagles force three + turnovers tonight (Ryan)
Playing at the Linc is not a friendly place to play at for any opposing team. Last week, the Eagles defense forced the Carolina Panthers into turning the ball over three times. With that being said, I expect the Redskins to fall behind early, leaving them to force it downfield to make a play. When that happens to any team, turnover is written all over it. The Eagles defense will come up big tonight.
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