Matchup: Philadelphia Eagles (3-1) at Washington Redskins (3-2)
Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 16 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: FedExField | Landover, Md.
--Kenny Albert (play-by-play)
--John Lynch (color)
--Pam Oliver (sidelines)
RADIO: Redskins Radio Network
--Larry Michael (play-by-play)
--Sonny Jurgensen (color)
--Chris Cooley (analysis)
--Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)
Compass Media Networks
--Chris Carrino (play-by-play)
--Brian Baldinger (color)
Live Streaming: NFL.com Game Pass
Look who’s suddenly surging up the ranks, well it’s the Washington Redskins at 3-2 and counting. With a win this weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles, the team will be catapulted into second place in the NFC East with a softy game against the Lions to follow. The Skins truly have a chance to take off this weekend if they can rope in their fourth win in a row.
Yes, with three consecutive W’s, the Skins are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. Everything seems to be clicking at the right time. Their passing defense has been solid enough to find ways to win and their offense has been electric. The only downfall has been the team’s run defense which is currently third worst in the league, allowing 130 yards per game. That could be one of the big reasons the odds makers are against the team this weekend. Week 6 NFL betting odds at topbet.eu may favor the Eagles, but history still remains on Washington’s side.
The Redskins have won the last three meetings between the two, while Philly hasn’t won at FedEx in Landover since opening weekend 2013. Breaking down the Eagles year thus far also proves that they’ve been heavily over-achieving. It’d be hard to take away the early accomplishments of Carson Wentz, but then there’s Ryan Mathews at running back who fumbled for this first time all season last game – a feat which is very foreign to him – while the QB also took five weeks to throw his first pick.
These are not regular traits when it comes to the Eagles or anybody in the league for that matter. On the other hand though, you have the Washington Redskins who started the year at 0-2. Kirk Cousins was not finding his receivers and the run game was non-existent. Since the rough start though, the Skins have vastly improved on offense, putting up seven touchdowns through their last three games. The red zone game still hasn’t quite been there on the ground, but Washington has found a way to win football games.
When it comes down to it, that’s all that matters. Winning at all costs and the Skins have found a way to do that. If they can continue their victorious ways this weekend they’ll be sitting pretty with dates against Detroit and Cincinnati straight ahead. The schedule then gets a lot tougher with Minnesota, Green Bay and Dallas following those two. These next three games will be critical for the Skins to keep pace in the postseason race.
Prediction: Redskins 27 - Eagles 24
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