Washington Redskins (3-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-1)
|Date & Time||Monday October 23, 2017, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -4.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5
The Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles meet Monday in NFL action at Lincoln Financial Field on ESPN.
The Washington Redskins look for a statement road victory while staying hot after winning three of their last four games. The Washington Redskins have split their last six road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 1,334 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. Cousins has seven combined touchdown passes in his last three games. Chris Thompson and Vernon Davis have combined for 565 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Terrelle Pryor Sr. has 16 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 122.8 yards per contest, and Thompson leads the way with 175 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 22.6 points and 316 yards per game. Zach Brown leads the Washington Redskins with 50 tackles, Preston Smith has 4.5 sacks and Kendall Fuller has two interceptions.
The Philadelphia Eagles look for their fifth straight victory as they’re out to prove they’re the best team in the NFC. The Philadelphia Eagles have won four straight home games. Carson Wentz is completing 60.9 percent of his passes for 1,584 yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor have combined for 726 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Alshon Jeffery has 24 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 132.5 yards per contest, and LeGarrette Blount leads the way with 390 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 20.3 points and 339.2 yards per game. Nigel Bradham leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 38 tackles, Brandon Graham has four sacks and Jalen Mills has two interceptions.
The Redskins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Eagles are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Redskins are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Philadelphia, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Redskins have won five of the last six meetings against the Eagles, but when these two teams met opening week, the Eagles won fairly easily, getting constant pressure on Cousins and forcing four turnovers. I'm not sure what has changed since then. The Redskins are still an average team that has its moments, which includes needing all 60 minutes to beat a bad 49ers squad last week. The Eagles are quickly proving to be one of the top teams in the NFC, as their defense is one of the best in the league and Wentz is becoming more of a difference maker with playmakers around him. There's also the fact the Eagles have had a mini bye week considering they played last Thursday, so they've had 11 days off to prepare for this one. Monday night, this feels like a game for the Eagles to stamp their flag with the whole NFL world watching. I look for Philly to get the job done here, winning by double digits.