The Philadelphia Eagles are currently at the top of the NFC East with a record of 2-0 and will hope to hold on to their lead in the division with a win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. While the Eagles have struggled at times, they have also proven to be extremely resilient as they have had back-to-back major comebacks in the first two games of the 2014 NFL season.
The team will be back at home against Washington, who got their first win of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2. Washington will start Kirk Cousins at quarterback in place of Robert Griffin III, who suffered a dislocated ankle against Jacksonville. Washington is dealing with several injuries but was able produce double digit sacks in their last game. The Eagles offense will need to deal with pass rushers such as Brian Orakpo, Jason Hatcher and Ryan Kerrigan. On defense, Philadelphia will match-up against the likes of Pierre Garcon, Alfred Morris and former Eagles Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
Date: September 21, 2014
Time: 1 PM EST
Announcers: Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Network replay: Monday, September 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST
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Sirius 132 (Internet 823)
Local radio: 94 WIP
Per OddsShark, the Eagles are the favorites.
Washington Redskins +7
Philadelphia Eagles -7
This game will serve as the 161st meeting between the NFC East rivals. The Eagles are currently 73-81-6 against the Redskins (Yes Donovan, you can tie football games). The Eagles are 6-5 against the Redskins at the Linc, while they are 37-40-3 in games played in Philadelphia. The Eagles are 7-3 against the Redskins in their last 10 meetings.
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NFL Injury Report
OUT: ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf)
DOUBTFUL: WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: S Earl Wolff (knee), OL Matt Tobin (ankle)
PROBABLE: OG Todd Herremans (knee), CB Nolan Carroll II (elbow), TE Zach Ertz (knee), S Malcolm Jenkins (shoulder), WR Brad Smith (groin), CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), CB Cary Williams (hamstring), DE Fletcher Cox (back)
Redskins injury report
OUT: QB Robert Griffin III (ankle), LB Akeem Jordan (knee), CB Tracy Porter (hamstring), TE Jordan Reed (hamstring)
DOUBTFUL: DL Kedric Golston (groin)
QUESTIONABLE: WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder), K Kai Forbath (right groin), G/C Kory Lichtensteiger (groin)
PROBABLE: RB Roy Helu Jr. (quadricep), OG Shawn Lauvao (knee), LB Brian Orakpo (ankle), FB Darrel Young (neck), S Ryan Clark (foot)
- Darren Sproles is currently the only player in the NFL with a reception and a run of more than 40 yards.
- If Nick Foles throws for over 300 yards, it'll will be the third-straight game that he has accomplished that total. It would make him only the third Eagles quarterback to do that in team history.
- Jeremy Maclin is currently tied with Wilbert Montgomery for 16th all-time on the Eagles receptions list (266). He can move ahead of Jason Avant for 13th all-time in receiving yards with 51 receiving yards against Washington.
- Redskins fullback Darrel Young played linebacker and safety at Villanova.
- Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave served in the same role for the Redskins in 2005.
- The Eagles have held opponents from scoring on the opening possession of the last 14 games. They have also caused at least one turnover in 15 consecutive games (including the Saints playoff loss).
- The Redskins do not have an Oregon alum on their roster.
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)
LB Akeem Jordan (2007-2012)
S Trenton Robinson (2013 Eagles Practice Squad)
DE/NT Clifton Geathers (2013)
WR Marvin McNutt* (2012)
(*) Practice Squad