The Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) will host the Washington Redskins (3-2) on Monday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN.
Tale of the Tape
The Eagles are on a four game winning streak after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2 defeating the New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers. The Eagles shut down Kirk Cousins and the Washington running game the first time around in Week 1.
Now, the Eagles have LeGarrette Blount rolling, Carson Wentz and the defensive still rolling, and the team’s confidence is high.
It will be their second primetime game in as many weeks but have had a long week to prepare for this one.
Injuries: Ronald Darby (dislocated ankle) is unlikely to play although he returned to practice. Lane Johnson will play after clearing the NFL concussion protocol. Defensive tackle Tim Jernigan and linebacker Jordan Hicks were limited in practice but are likely to play.
The Redskins have won three of four after losing 30-17 to the Eagles. All of those wins came over California teams: the Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders, and San Francisco 49ers. They lost to the Kansas City Chiefs and had a Week 5 bye.
The Redskins have figured out how to use a new weapon, Chris Thompson, to get their running and passing game jumpstarted. Kirk Cousins and the defense have played well, but the offense is still having some trouble getting Terrelle Pryor involved.
Injuries: Cornerbacks Josh Norman (fractured rib) and Brashaud Breeland (sprained MCL) were on the practice field, but their playing statuses are uncertain. Offensive lineman Trent Williams did not practice but is likely to play.
This is an important game for both teams. The Eagles can take a three game division lead with a win. The Redskins can give themselves a huge boost in the conference and division and split the season series with Philadelphia.
The injuries to both team’s top corners could lead to a high-scoring game.
I think the opposite will happen. It will be a defensive game with a few big plays that shift the momentum of the game. The Eagles have shown the capability of making big plays more than the Redskins have. I like them by a touchdown, 17-10.
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