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Saturday Slop! DeSean Jackson Faces a Weakened Eagles' Secondary and Finds Chemistry with Cousins

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How the Redskins might look to attack the Eagles' weakened secondary | Washington Post

Typically, a divisional game late in the season for the Redskins would be more about story lines like DeSean Jackson facing his old team, than a fight to secure a playoff berth. But when the Redskins travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles on Saturday night, they have the opportunity to clinch the NFC East title and claim a spot in the playoffs. Jackson's rivalry with the team that mysteriously cut him will have to take a back seat with a place in the postseason on the line.

Redskins' Kirk Cousins goes next level with his daily planner | CSN Mid-Atlantic
In his first year as the Redskins' starter, Kirk Cousins is settling into a rhythm with help from a super-specific daily planner.

Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Trash talk from Philly, none from DJax | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
We all know that it isn’t your garden variety Redskins vs. Eagles game. It’s for the NFC East title and DeSean Jackson is getting heated up at just the right time. Although he hasn’t forgiven or forgotten Chip Kelly releasing him in late March of 2014 he played it low-key in talking to the media this week. He will let his play do the talking on Saturday.

What will Philly's backfield look like vs. Redskins? | CSN Mid-Atlantic
How will Philly's backfield workload be split up once they take the field on Saturday vs. Washington?

Kirk Cousins, DeSean Jackson found chemistry, and it just might be deep | Washington Post

Early in the third quarter Sunday, with the Buffalo Bills threatening to rally, quarterback Kirk Cousins barked to his speediest wide receiver as the Washington Redskins broke the huddle on a high-risk first-down play: "DeSean, you gotta win, baby!"

Jason Hatcher brushes off fighting words from Eagles lineman | CSN Mid-Atlantic
One Eagle is talking some smack in advance of Saturday's game against Washington. Jason Hatcher? He has the perfect explanation for brushing it off.

Jordan Reed's background helping him separate from other tight ends - Washington Times
Reed was a highly regarded high school quarterback and former basketball player, and those experiences have helped him make an impact as the Redskins' top receiving threat.

Cousins, Jackson finding rhythm in Redskins offense - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Redskins XTRA
In the second quarter of last week’s game against Buffalo, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins found receiver DeSean Jackson for a 27-yard gain, jump-starting a touchdown drive.

DeSean Jackson's return to Philly won't be 'Odell Beckham situation' - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
DeSean Jackson and his Redskins teammates understand this game is bigger than Jackson against the Eagles.

Redskins-Eagles: Key matchups to follow Saturday night in Philadelphia | Washington Post

At 7-7, the Redskins are coming off of their first two-game win streak of the season. Can they make it three in a row? To do so, the three-point underdogs will have to go into a hostile environment and get the job done - something they've managed to do (away from FedEx Field) just once this year.

Mic'd up Kirk Cousins loves his WRs, added responsibility - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Kirk Cousins continues to grow as a quarterback and that was evident when he was mic'd up by NFL Films.

Washington Redskins LT Trent Williams: Saturday can't come soon enough - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
After consecutive Decembers of playing out the string, playing for the NFC East title has invigorated the Redskins.

Redskins must slow Eagles' fast-pace tempo - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
The Redskins have their work cut out for them when it comes to the pace of the Philadelphia Eagles' offense.

Redskins can take advantage of banged-up Eagles defense - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Three things to learn about the Philadelphia Eagles heading into Saturday night's key NFC East matchup.

Washington Redskins OT Morgan Moses could be game-time decision - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Redskins tackle Morgan Moses likely will be a game-time decision because of an ankle injury that continues to bother him.

Redskins' Kirk Cousins, DeSean Jackson build trust in passing game - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
In the last four games, Kirk Cousins has a 98.5 QBR and 154.0 passer rating when throwing to DeSean Jackson.

Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Eagles | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Does DeSean Jackson go off against his old team? In two games against the Eagles last year Jackson averaged 4.5 receptions for 122 yards. He scored a touchdown on an 81-yard bomb from Kirk Cousins in the first meeting and caught passes for 55 and 51 yards when they played in December.