Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles- 9/21/14
Washington Redskins (1-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-0)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -7 -- Over/Under: 51 See the Latest Odds
The Eagles look to remain undefeated as they return home to host the Washington Redskins in an NFC East show down.
The Washington’s head into Philadelphia looking for their second straight victory after backup turned interim starter Kirk Cousins thrashed the Jacksonville defense last weekend and the former Michigan State Spartans pivot will look for an encore on Sunday. The Redskins bounced back nicely after a disappointing season opening loss as they put up 41 points on a hapless Jags team but looked very good on both sides of the ball in the process as the defensive front line was able to generate 10 sacks while the offense scored at will and saw a breakout effort from back up tight end Niles Paul. Washington will have their hands full as the Eagles boast one of the best rushing attacks in football and after a come from behind win against a solid Colts team you’d have to think they’d be flying high with confidence especially playing at home. However, Cousins looks more than capable of being a starter in this league and if he can find success against the Eagles on the road than it could cement him as the team’s starter moving forward regardless of Robert Griffin’s status.
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The Eagles have been a flair for the dramatic through the first two weeks of the season as they stumbled out of the gates against the Jags in week one before coming back to win in convincing fashion and they orchestrated a stunning come from behind win last Monday against the Colts in what was one of the more exciting games of the young season. Philly turns their attention to Washington this weekend in their first divisional show down of the year and while the green and white are favoured by a touchdown I think they know the Skins will be playing with confidence and that they can’t take them lightly or it could be another early season debacle for Chip Kelly’s crew. Philly has a ton of weapons on the ground and Darren Sproles illustrated that for us last weekend but there are still some concerns through the air for Nick Foles as Jeremy Maclin hasn’t quite become a number one yet and Riley Cooper hasn’t had a huge impact through two weeks and if there is any downfall of this team it is their passing game. This is going to be a great game to watch and while the Eagles to me are the more complete team I think we see some fireworks here between two solid offenses and if Desean Jackson is a go watch for him to make a huge difference in what I see being a relatively close game.