The Washington Redskins are hoping to give their fans something to cheer about once again. They have been a complete roller coaster of an organization these past couple of years. The inconsistency of the franchise has given Washington D.C. close to nothing to cheer about. Heading into this season, however,fans are optimistic and looking forward to seeing the Redskins challenge for a division title.
Last week, the Redskins survived a great comeback by the San Francisco 49ers. This was a game they needed to win, being that the schedule will get a lot harder in the next couple of weeks. The Redskins ended up securing the victory and will now look forward to facing one of their division rivals.
After laying an egg on opening day against the Philadelphia Eagles, Kirk Cousins and company will try to return the favor on Monday night in the city of brotherly love. This game will be huge for the race of the NFC East because they have the top two records in the division.
The key for this game is how the Redskins defense will hold up with all of the injuries that have occurred. The Eagles have proven to be very efficient on offense, especially on third down situations. If the Redskins can get off the field on third down, it will dramatically increase their chances of beating the Eagles.
My prediction for Monday night’s game is an ugly, defensive battle between the two rivals. The Eagles will contain the running attack of the Redskins and try to contain Cousins and company. The Redskins on the other hand will play with passion and hold the Eagles to field goals instead of touchdowns.
I believe the Redskins will hang on to win 24-21, in a highly contested game. This win will be huge for the Redskins’ NFC East hopes and continue to boost their confidence going forward. It will also be a great win because they would split the season series and the Eagles won’t have the 2-0 advantage.
If the Redskins can get this win, they will put the league on notice as an emerging team. It will be interesting to see if the Redskins can overcome the injuries and muster up a win.
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