Week 16 Game Preview: Washington Redskins (8-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-10)

Rob Carr

All the info needed for this week's matchup including TV and radio info, betting trends, and stats.

Some key stats:

  • The Eagles get LeSean McCoy back, who was concussed vs Redskins on 11/18 and hasn't played since.
  • This will likely be Andy Reid's last game at the Linc.
  • Only two starters from Week 1 that remain for Eagles offense: Evan Mathis and FB Stanley Havili. The Redskins OLine has not missed a game yet.
  • The Eagles were 3-6 when the Redskins faced them last.
  • Redskins turnover ratio is +13, Eagles is....wait for it....-22.
  • QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III completed 14 of 15 (93.3 pct.) for 200 yards with 4 TDs and 0 INTs for 158.3 rating in last meeting, earning NFC Off. Player of Week
  • RB ALFRED MORRIS leads NFL rookies with 1,322 rush yards. Needs 194 yards to break the franchise record for a season (Portis)
  • Kai Forbath is 15/15. He needs 1 FG to tie NFL record for consecutive FGs by a rookie.

Kickoff 1:00 PM EST
TV Fox_logo_medium
Line Redskins -6.5 (opened at -4.5), o/u 45
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Radio ESPN 980 (regional station list)
SIRIUS: 134, XM: 229
Weather Report:

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Injury Report:

Week 16 Injury Report

Former Skins on PHI - Eagles Defensive Coordinator Tood Bowles played CB and safety for Skins from 1986-1990 and 1992-1993.
Former Eagles on WAS

- Sav Rocca
- Danny Smith was with Eagles 1995-1998

Eagles SBN Website Bleeding Green Nation
Last Matchups 11/18/12: Eagles 6 at Redskins 31. Rookie QB Robert Griffin III completes 14 of 15 (93.3 pct.) for 200 yards with 4 TDs & 0 INTs for 158.3 passer rating & rushes for 84 yards.
1/1/12: Eagles 34, Redskins 10. Philadelphia QB Michael Vick passes for 335 yards & 3 TDs, including 2 in 4th quarter (62, 4). Eagles RB Dion Lewis adds TD run.
Trends

- Redskins have covered all 4 games vs NFCE opponents
- Eagles are 0-6 against the spread at the Linc.
- The betting public is correct when moving the money line in WASHINGTON games 54% of the time since 1992. (134-114)

- Redskins lead the series 79-70-5

Notes

Redskins (via NFL):
- WR LEONARD HANKERSON had career-high 2 TDs last week.
- WR PIERRE GARCON has TD in 3 of past 4.
- WR SANTANA MOSS has 5 TDs in past 8. Had 61-yard TD in last meeting...
- LB LONDON FLETCHER has INT in 3 of past 4.
- CB DE ANGELO HALL has INT in 2 of past 3 vs. Phi. Since 2011,
- LB RYAN KERRIGAN is only NFL player with 10+ sacks (14) & 2+ INT-TDs (2)

Eagles:
- RB LESEAN MCCOY has 17 TDs (13 rush, 4 rec.) in his past 15 at home
- QB NICK FOLES has 1,356 pass yards & needs 153 to pass JOHN REAVES (1,508 in 1972) for most by rookie in team history...

- RB LE SEAN MC COY has 17 TDs (13 rush, 4 rec.) in his past 15 at home. RB BRYCE BROWN leads NFL rookies with 2 150+ yard rush games...

- WR JEREMY MACLIN has 13 catches for 177 yards (88.5 per game) & TD in past 2. Has 246 receptions, most by Eagle in 1st 4 seasons. Had 8 catches for 105 yards in last home game vs. Was.
- DT FLETCHER COX leads rookie DTs with 5.5 sacks. Aims for 3rd in row with sack.
- DE BRANDON GRAHAM had 2.5 sacks & FF last week.
- DE TRENT COLE has 5 sacks in past 7 meetings.
- LB DE MECO RYANS leads team with 107 tackles. Made 100th career start last week.

(H/T to Redskins.com and ScoresAndOdds.com for some of the preview info)


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