Washington Redskins (6-5-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles +2.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Washington Redskins continue their pursuit of an NFC wild card spot as they head into enemy territory to battle the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
The Redskins look to make a statement against their division rivals this weekend and basically put an end to Philly’s playoff hopes if they haven’t been dashed already in what should be a pretty exciting contest. The Skins have ridden their high octane offense this season and most of that has some from the arm of Kirk Cousins who is really earning his keep as the starting quarterback and will surely command a pay raise if he isn’t slapped with the franchise tag at season’s end. Washington has been strong all season long and have a very good shot at sneaking into the playoffs as a wild card team and if not for an 11 game winning streak from the Dallas Cowboys we probably would be talking about them as a potential division winner for the second year running.
The Eagles meanwhile got off to a very hot start but have since fizzled out and look as though they may fall short of the playoffs this season as the NFC is heating up and they may be left out. Philly has seemingly found their quarterback of the present and future as Carson Wentz has shown he can put the team on his back, and while they traded for Dorial Green-Beckham and have Jordan Matthews on the roster I think they need a bit more help on the offensive side of the ball if Wentz and company are going to jump back into relevance in a hurry.
The Redskins are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss and 8-2 in their last 10 games overall while the Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 5-12 in their last 17 ATS in December. Philly is in must win territory here and while they have spoiled plenty of opportunities this season I think they show up in this division show down with Washington and at the very least keep it close.