Eagles at Redskins Week 15 Recap

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By: Julio Olmo

Philadelphia Eagles’ fans essentially made themselves at home at Fed-Ex field.

You can count on Eagles Nation to invade DC always, they were doing that on the lean years and it is the culture.

Philadelphia opened things on the positive note with a field goal, however, on the negative side of things the defense as it’s their custom promptly gave up a 1-play 75-yard touchdown and the Eagles quickly fell behind to the Washington Redskins 7-3 at the end of the first quarter.

The Eagles briefly retook the lead in the 2nd quarter, behind Miles Sanders, who now firmly has the record for the most yards from scrimmage by a rookie in franchise history.

Since the front office decided to make zero attempts at the trade deadline and what you see, is what you get, personally, I’m just waiting for the Eagles offense and defense to be on the same page at some point during the remainder season.

There are NFL Grinders that in less than 48 hours, can have a list of players for the Eagles’ front office who are much better defensive backs than the ones they have now, certainly better at tackling, but the current regime is ignoring the obvious need because they’re Super Bowl Hangover experts that know better.

Why they almost lost…

The Washington Redskins have scored 14 first half points twice this season, in Week 1 against the Eagles and on Week 15, also against the Eagles.

Dwayne Haskins torched Philadelphia’s secondary for 178 pass yards and two first half touchdowns.

In spite of Miles Sanders accomplishments this season, the Eagles’ game plan of abandoning the run at the first sign trouble has been constant all year.

Even though I am an Eagles fan, I know we’re not deserving of a playoff spot.

With the importance of the game, intensity should have been not a problem for the players, so you can safely assume Philadelphia’s major problems are as follow:

  1. Lack of talent – something which, I knew months ago!

  2. The front office’s failure of acquiring talented players or competent replacements for injured ones.

  3. Very poor game planning with the talent available – which is the responsibility of head coach Doug Pederson.

All of the previous baggage mentioned withstanding, Carson Wentz needs to play better and his offensive line has to do a better job protecting him.

Eagles secondary needed to stop being Speed Bumps in front of opposing wide receivers long ago, but that ship sailed. The Eagle’s defensive line and linebackers have to – sell out and put pressure opposing quarterbacks in order to hide this Glaring Weakness.

Call it obligation or whatever else you wish, but no matter what…I will always root for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Player the game?

Miles Sanders.

Next game?
Dallas Cowboys.

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Congratulations to Washington Redskins’ running back, Adrian Peterson, who tied Walter Payton for fourth-most rushing touchdowns in NFL history.

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