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Fletcher Cox guarantees Eagles will beat the Redskins

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The Philadelphia Eagles are going to beat the Washington Redskins this Saturday. At least that's what newly-minted Pro Bowl defensive end Fletcher Cox is guaranteeing. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday afternoon, Cox promised a win this week. Via Josh Paunil of Birds 24/7:

After being named to his first Pro Bowl last night, Fletcher Cox was surrounded by reporters at his locker today. Cox relayed his excitement about the honor, but quickly shifted his focus to the Eagles’ game on Saturday against Washington.

"Yeah, it was one of my goals [to be a Pro Bowler], but I think the biggest relief will be when we win on Saturday," Cox said.

A reporter followed up by asking if the Eagles defensive line was guaranteeing a win.

"Yeah, I'm guaranteeing a win," Cox said. "What am I supposed to say? That I think we're going to lose or something? No.

The Eagles absolutely must win this game to keep their playoff hopes alive. If they lose, Washington will clinch the NFC East.

Cox isn't the first Eagles player to display confidence in winning this week. Immediately after Philadelphia's loss to the Cardinals, Mychal Kendricks said "the Redskins got something coming to them."

For the Eagles' sake, they better be able to back up their words by going out an earning a win on Saturday night.