The Philadelphia Eagles (9-5) need to keep winning if they are going to have any hope of making the 2015 NFL playoffs. A Saturday afternoon win will go a long way towards rebounding into the postseason. Philadelphia needs to win out and hopr the Dallas Cowboys (10-4) lose one of their final two games. The Washington Redskins (3-11) seem like an easy opponent for the Eagles, but as the team and fanbase learned on Sunday night, there is no such thing as "sure things" in the NFL.
The Eagles will have Mark Sanchez at quarterback yet again, as Nick Foles has been ruled out. Robert Griffin III will be under center for the Redskins. The Eagles are 3-1 against the division and desperately need to better that mark this weekend.
Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM EST
Channel: NFL Network, CBS 3
Announcers: Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
Location: FedExField, Landover, Maryland
NFL Network replay: Monday, December 22, 8:30 PM EST
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Sirius 93 (Internet 823)
Local radio: 94 WIP
Per OddsShark, the Eagles are the favorites.
Washington Redskins +7.5
Philadelphia Eagles -7.5
Over/under: 50.5 points
This game will serve as the 162nd meeting between the NFC East rivals. The Eagles are currently 74-81-6 against the Redskins (Yes Donovan, you can tie football games). The Eagles won the first meeting of the season in 37-34 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Eagles are 7-3 against the Redskins in their last ten matchups.
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NFL Injury Report
OUT: QB Nick Foles (collarbone), OLB Trent Cole (hand)
PROBABLE: LB Emmanuel Acho (groin), DE Brandon Bair (elbow), TE Brent Celek (neck), NT Bennie Logan (pectoral), S Chris Maragos (hamstring), WR Jordan Matthews (knee), K Cody Parkey (groin), RB Chris Polk (ankle), NT Beau Allen (shoulder)
Redskins injury report
OUT: DE Jason Hatcher (knee), LB Gabe Miller (ankle)
DOUBTFUL: LB Keenan Robinson (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: OT Trent Williams (shoulder)
PROBABLE: NT Chris Baker (chest/toe), LB Will Compton (shoulder), RB Roy Helu Jr. (toe), G/C Kory Lichtensteiger (knee), TE Jordan Reed (not injury related), S Trenton Robinson (sick)
- Outside linebacker Connor Barwin leads the NFC with 14.5 sacks.
- Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin leads the league with seven catches of 50 or more yards.
- Kicker Cody Parkey [134 points] needs 11 points to set a new franchise record as well as a new NFL rookie record for points.
- LeSean McCoy  needs two rushing touchdowns to tie Wilbert Montgomery for second on the all-time list.
- Maclin needs 203 receiving yards in the next two games to pass Mike Quick [1,409 receiving yards] for the franchise single season record.
NFL Schedule 2014
Former Eagles on the Other Sideline
WR DeSean Jackson (2008-2013, 3-time Pro Bowl WR, 1-time All-Pro, fourth most receiving yards in team history)
S Trenton Robinson (2013 Eagles Practice Squad)
(*) Practice Squad