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Redskins vs. Eagles 2015: Five players to watch in this NFC East matchup

Here's what to watch for.

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The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to play the Washington Redskins today. It's a must-win game for both 1-2 teams. Here are the five players who deserve extra attention in this matchup.

1) Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford has really struggled to start this season. If there was ever a time for him to get back on track, it could be this week against Washington's lackluster secondary. WASTEAM will be without starting cornerback DeAngelo Hall and starting safety Duke Ihenacho. Starting cornerback Chris Culliver (questionable) is also banged up. While Washington's run defense is very good, their pass defense only ranks 20th by Football Outsiders. If the Eagles can't get the run game going, it's really up to Bradford to pick up the slack. The Eagles don't even need him to be awesome. He doesn't need to make amazing throws. He just needs to execute the offense and deliver an accurate ball, which is easier said than done with him recently.

2) Nelson Agholor

I pretty much list Nelson Agholor in this post every week. He's going to break out eventually, I just know it. Agholor has been getting open at times when Bradford just hasn't seen him. The rookie is a lot more talented than his lack of production indicates right now. Maybe Agholor can get going against this Washington secondary. He needs Bradford to actually get him the ball, though.

3) Matt Tobin

Matt Tobin is going to get the start at right guard with Andrew Gardner done for the season. Tobin's career with Philadelphia has been up and down. The undrafted free agent made the team as a rookie. The team was high on him heading into 2014, but he got hurt late in the preseason. He struggled during the season and got benched in favor of Gardner. Heading into 2015, it seemed like Tobin might be the favorite to start at right guard since he got the first crack there during spring and training camp but he lost out to Gardner once again. The Eagles seemed to like him better as a backup tackle. Now Tobin is back at guard again and it's up to him to play well enough to keep his job. If he struggles, he might not have a long leash.

4) Bennie Logan

Washington averages 4.6 yards per rushing attempt, which ranks fifth in the NFL. WASTEAM likes to run the ball with the combination of physical running backs Alfred Morris and rookie Matt Jones. The good news for Philadelphia is that the Eagles are good at stopping the run. The Eagles have allowed only one 100-yard rusher in the last 27 games and none in the last 15. Nose tackle Bennie Logan is very critical to the Eagles' success against the run. He ranks fourth in tackles and run stops by all NFL defensive linemen. Logan could help force Washington to have turnover machine Kirk Cousins throw more often than they ideally want him to.

5) Caleb Sturgis

Cody Parkey was placed on injured reserve after tearing three muscles in his groin (ouch). Sturgis was a disappointment in Miami with the Dolphins but apparently he had a good workout with the Eagles. It'll be interesting to see if the Eagles can rely on their new kicker. This could be a close game so they might need him in a clutch situation.