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.
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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.
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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)
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