Three players to watch: Eagles vs. Washington
13 September 2020 Eagles News
The Philadelphia Eagles are back today, football is back. The Eagles take on the Washington Football team in an NFC East battle.
We’re playing football today. A few months ago, the reality was that a football season might not happen. But, after a few months we are here and the Eagles are a little beat up, but nonetheless, they’re playing today.
We all know how these games usually go, they’re close until one team pulls away. As of late, the Eagles have been the better team in the matchup. Without a full offseason and preseason, there’s a lot of uncertainty around today’s game for a few reasons. Usually teams are a little rusty in week one, now that could be more evident than ever. But secondly, the Washington football team has a whole new coaching staff, so their team game plan is a complete unknown.
With all that being said, the Eagles have the better roster and the better players. To win today, here’s three players who have to show up today.
1. Darius Slay Jr.
Last season there’s no other way to say this, Washington wide receiver spanked the Eagles. He caught 10 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns against the Eagles in two games. When he played against Slay last season, he was held to just five receptions for 72 yards. Slay needs to hold McLaurin and make sure we don’t see him cook the Eagles again.
2. Boston Scott
Miles Sanders is out today and the Eagles need to make sure they run the ball. Boston Scott is the player to look to. Last time Scott was the starter, he totaled 138 yards and scored three touchdowns. He’s going to get a lot of touches and he’s going to make plays. The Eagles need him to have a big game.
3. Carson Wentz
He’s the leader, he’s the one that carries this team forward. With a bunch of speed outside and a lot of options, our franchise quarterback should start week one off just right. The Eagles leaned on him at the end of last season and they’re doing it again. I see his lead, the Eagles will win today.
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