Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles 1:00PM Eastern this Sunday
Philly Injury Report. Not much to see here besides some probables that will likely play. They won't play hurt.
My keys to winning this game:
Note: I've always wanted to do a cheeseball Keys to the Game! feature because I love it when broadcasters present the predictable list of "duh" platitudes. Team A must run ball well. Team B must not give up run. Team A must score more points before regulation is over. Anyways, here goes.
- Special Teams needs some points. A touchdown on special teams could quickly erase our seven points underdog status. Not since week two against Dallas have the Redskins scored on ST, though last week Troy Vincent and Sean Taylor essentially won it for us with some brilliant late game heroics.
- Bend-but-don't-break. I'm not holding my breath on the number one offense facing the 30th ranked defense. Philly is going to move the ball against us one way or another. The key is keeping them out of the endzone and forcing them to settle for three. If this becomes a shoot out, Mark Brunell's noodle-arm is not going to save us. In the event that Brunell's noodle-arm saves us I will eat crow and cheer wildly anyways.
- When opportunity knocks, you club the hell out of it and drag it inside. The Redskins are the worst in the league in interceptions and dead last in total turnovers. If we want to beat Philly we have got to do a better job of generating turnovers and taking advantage of them when they occur. No letting Dono passes bounce off our helmets. No watching the other team land on a fumble.
Update [2006-11-10 17:32:56 by Skin Patrol]: The Curly R has its weekly Five Questions With The Enemy up. There are two interviewees (our speakers go to 11)! Here is the highlight, go to Curly R for the rest you freeloaders:
Bleeding Green Nation: Honestly I haven't seen Rocky in the stadium intro videos in a while... but yeah, I agree that it's probably time to move on.
Wilbert Montgomery: Philly will never give-up Rocky. Sorry that's just they way it is.
I pity Philadelphia.