Found November 17, 2012 on
The Philadelphia Eagles travel to our nation’s capital to take on the 3-6 Washington Redskins and their star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. The Eagles are coming off a brutal 38-23 loss to the Cowboys and also sit at 3-6. This game is simply a battle to stay out of the basement of the NFC East. It’s also a game featuring two head coaches (Andy Reid and Mike Shanahan) who could be out of a job come January.
Eagles Offense vs. Redskins Defense:
The Eagles announced Friday that Nick Foles will start at quarterback over the injured Michael Vick on Sunday. Foles, who will start for the first time in his career, has shown confidence while taking snaps with the first team this week at practice. For Eagles fans, this is their first real look at the quarterback of the future. However, it doesn’t matter who is starting at quarterback if the offensive line can’t block.
Right guard Danny Watkins remains questionable due to an ankle injury, which means that the Eagles could be without four of their five starting offensive linemen again this week. However, that’s no excuse for the pathetic play this line has shown the past couple of weeks. This is the NFL. When one guy goes down, the next guy better be ready to step up. The backup linemen on this Eagles team look like they would struggle playing against a division three college football team. If the Eagles want to win any remaining games this season, the line will have to step up.
The good news for the Eagles is that the Redskins are giving up over 27 points a game on average. The Redskins pass defense is ranked 30th out of 32 teams. The Eagles, in theory, should have a field day. I’m not going to go that far, but I do think they have a slight edge.
Eagles Defense vs. Redskins Offense
The Eagles will have their hands full against the elusive Robert Griffin III. RG3 has played well for the Redskins this year, throwing for 1,993 yards and eight touchdowns. He has also rushed for 529 yards and has scored six touchdowns. The Eagles, meanwhile, have had tackling issues. If that continues, RG3 will torch this defense.
The Redskins will look to attack the vulnerable safeties of the Eagles with Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon, and Josh Morgan. Don’t sleep on the running backs either. Alfred Morris has rushed for 793 yards and five touchdowns so far this season. I would like to think that Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will finally turn this defense around, but I don’t see it.
The Redskins are 3-17 at home under Mike Shanahan. Simply put, they are terrible at protecting their home field.
Eagles 27 Redskins 24
Someone has to win, so I’m going to pick the Eagles. Like I said, the Redskins are terrible at home. I think the Nick Foles era will begin with a bang, but it won’t be enough to put the Eagles back in the playoff hunt.
BEST OF MAXIM
The remainder of the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles season should be all about whether or not Nick Foles is the future of this franchise. Assuming he plays for the rest of the season, there are some things we can look for in order to determine if he is, in fact, the future.
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All eyes will be on Nick Foles come Sunday at FedEx Field. Photo via New York Daily News.
We all know that football is a team sport and that to get a win, all phases of the game must come together to propel a group to victory. But come Sunday, it’s going to be all about the quarterbacks.
When the Philadelphia Eagles face the Washington Redskins at FedEx field on Sunday afternoon...
Rookie Nick Foles will start in place of Michael Vick at quarterback Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick suffered what coach Andy Reid described as a "significant" concussion last week and was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, according to multiple reports Friday. Vick hasn't practiced with the team this week. Foles, a third-round...
Will Nick Foles be able to perform with the weight of the Eagles franchise on his back?
Michael Vick is still feeling the effects of a substantial concussion, and will not be ready for Sunday, and may not be ready to play for quite some time. That leaves the Philadelphia Eagles at 3-6 with their rookie QB Nick Foles set to take over the reins.
I’m sure Foles will try to say something...
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is still experiencing symptoms from last week’s concussion, including fogginess, headaches, fatigue and heavy eyes. He’s obviously out for Sunday’s game and Nick Foles will start in his place. Vick has been advised to spend the weekend in the dark. No video, no noise and no exercising. While he’s out of commission, Vick can’t...
LANDOVER, Md. - Washington had lost eight straight games to rookie quarterbacks over seven seasons before Sunday, and Philadelphia had jumped ahead of the Redskins by wide margins the past two years at FedEx Field. However, those Redskins teams didn't have Robert Griffin III. Washington's rookie quarterback led the Redskins to a surprisingly easy 31-6 victory over the visiting...
The Eagles were anything but a picture of confidence as they prepared to walk onto FedEx Field on Sunday. Image via the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Philadelphia Eagles may not win another game in 2012.
It’s not a statement made to be alarmist. It’s one that may well be the reality. I’ll still be watching/suffering through ever single game. But there are no longer any expectations...
Many Philadelphia Eagles fans have been clamoring for rookie QB Nick Foles to start a game in place of veteran QB Michael Vick. Those fans got their wish on Sunday and the results were disastrous. The Eagles were defeated by their divisional opponent, the Washington Redskins 31-6 on Sunday afternoon and the question now needs to be asked- will head coach Andy Reid last through...
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...