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Previewing Week 1 vs. Philly

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Football season is finally here! We get real, live action this Sunday from FedEx Field as the Washington Football Team hosts the Philadelphia Eagles.

A lot of people think the Eagles are going to be really good this year, so naturally they're favored on Sunday. What do we have to do to clip the Birds' wings and pull off the upset this weekend?

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Keys to the Game:

Tackle Carson Wentz

The defensive line is going to get to Wentz; you can bet on that. Once they actually get to him they’ve got to bring him down. Wentz has made plenty of highlights against our defense in his short career as a professional – we all remember the play from 2017. I’d prefer not to add to that list this weekend. Bring him down!

Protect Dwayne Haskins

This is pretty basic. As much as I want to see Wentz running for his life when Philly has the ball, I want to see the exact opposite when we’re on offense. Admittedly, I’m nervous as to how this one will play out. But my hope is that if Dwayne Haskins has time, good things will happen.

Get the ball to Terry McLaurin

I promise this is going to be the most reoccurring subject of discussion each week. He torched the Eagles last season in each game he played against them. Just get the ball in his hands.

Prepare for Jalen Hurts?

The guy was drafted highly, likely because the Eagles plan on using him on offense. Doug Pederson has a history of not being afraid to get creative with his play calls late in games. The absolute last thing we need is for Jalen Hurts, in his first career NFL game, to be the deciding factor late in a ballgame.

I do think this game is a winnable one due to a lot of the external factors. I'm not expecting anything too high scoring, but I think WFT starts 1-0.

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