The Eagles are set to play the Redskins on Monday Night Football but it’s certainly much harder to be excited for the game following the Cowboys’ unexpected win over the Saints. I got together with John Stolnis to preview a game and react to the Saints losing as it happened. Real fun stuff.
1. STATE OF THE EAGLES
How much do you believe in the team after they barely beat the Giants?
Running through the Eagles’ playoff scenarios
Thoughts on the Eagles being the only team to research Reuben Foster, and what to make of Washington claiming him. Does it bother you at all that the Eagles even bothered to show THAT level of interest?
Doug Williams’s awful comment: “We’ve got people who are in high, high, high, high places that have done far worse, and if you look at it realistically, they’re still up there. This is small potatoes [compared to] a lot of things out there.”
2. INJURY REPORT
SOME GOOD NEWS! Darren Sproles, Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas were all practicing Thursday! So did Jason Kelce and Nigel Bradham.
NOT AT PRACTICE: Jason Peters, Michael Bennett, Jalen Mills, Avonte Maddox & Jordan Hicks.
JOSH ADAMS - STARTING RUNNING BACK
What did we see in him last week, and how many carries would be ideal for him?
If Adams plays the rest of the season like he did last week, do you think the Eagles still need a “starting” running back for next year?
RUN THE BALL? -- How much does this stat matter? Eagles are 5-0 when they run the ball 25 times or more, 0-6 when they run it less than that
Washington’s run defense DVOA is 26th
THE OFFENSIVE LINE STEPS UP TO THE PLATE
SHOULD THE EAGLES JUST FORGET ABOUT TRYING TO INCORPORATE GOLDEN TATE?
WHY AREN’T THE EAGLES CONNECTING ON THE LONG BALL? Neither Carson nor Doug seems to have a real answer.
COLT MCCOY AGAINST DALLAS -- 24-38 268 yards, 2 TDs, 3 INTs -- 78.6 career passer rating
The Eagles FINALLY got an interception last week and it was the turning point of the game. Can they get another one this week off of McCoy?
Washington was aggressive with McCoy last week against Dallas... will they do the same this week?
SIDNEY JONES -- Isn’t it about time he stepped up?
CREDIT JIM SCHWARTZ FOR MAKING CHANGES
Eagles run game has struggled in the last 3 weeks and Peterson has had a solid season. 758 yards, 4.1 Y/A, 6 TDs, 177 yards receiving
Eagles run defense is 24th in terms of DVOA -- it was the strength of the defense until the last 3 weeks: Elliot 151 yards (7.9), Ingram & Kamara: 176 yards (6.0), Barkley & Gallman: 126 yards (7.0).
4. NFL PICKS AGAINST THE SPREAD
Bears (-4) at Giants
5. WASHINGTON AT EAGLES PREDICTION
Washington at Eagles (-6.5)
The points look tempting for the second week in a row ...
6. REACTING TO THE COWBOYS WINNING
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