Let the smart phans take it from here on Eagles Game Day Week 11... they know what's on the line for the Eagles down at Fed Ex Field today in a 1 P.M. start against the Redskins. It's basically NFC East elimination day for the loser.
Throw out all the stats. Turnover and takeaway ratios based on the past are now meaningless. It's a one-game season for both teams. The guys on the team which loses this game will be playing for their jobs and their preservation of health the rest of the way. The winners will have a faint hope of getting back into the division race.
I refuse to speculate about rookie QB Nick Foles. He's either going to keep his team in the game offensively, or he's going to get hammered by defensive pressure and costly mistakes. I don't feel there's a middle ground here.
We all know what's at stake here for the Eagles organization. A loss today would set a lot of changes in motion. So I'm simply hoping for a well-played and entertaining contest. Let the chips fall where they may...and let's enjoy finding out something about our team and its future direction.