Redskins at Eagles: Week 1 Preview and Prediction

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By: Julio Olmo

That time of the year has arrived.

NFL Football on Sundays, Mondays and nowadays on Thursdays, also.

The Eagles’ Week One opponent – the Washington Redskins, have one of the least confident fan bases in the NFL, but…

If you had Case Keenum as your starting quarterback, you would not be feeling confident at all too.

Therefore the Eagles are a 10-point home favorite.

  • Keys to the game?

  • No secret, it’s running the football and keeping Carson Wentz healthy, so he can play in his first playoff game ever.

Wentz is a happily married man nowadays, the Eagles gave him a huge guaranteed contract and selected him over fan favorite Nick Foles to lead the team. There are no more excuses, it is time to put up or shut up.

The Eagles reportedly did make an offer to Melvin Gordon and that does not speak well about their confidence level on Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders.

  • It is critical for the Eagles to get off to a fast start.

Running the football might not be as important as in the past in the NFL, but the Dallas Cowboys signing Ezekiel Elliot to a very lucrative contract, obviously says otherwise.

  • Key Players?

  • Brandon Brooks, Alshon Jeffreys and Derek Barnett.

Last time the TV cameras were focus on Alshon Jeffreys, he was heartbroken on the sidelines because a pass when right through his hands and was intercepted, when the Philadelphia Eagles were on the brink of returning to the NFC Championship Game.

What the TV cameras mostly fail to show is the fact that a couple weeks later, Alshon Jeffreys put on suit – no warm ups!, and tie…

And pay respects in person to children, their parents and teacher who help them write a “It’s going be ok Alshon, we still love you!” letter and sent it to him.

Eagles Nation gets a bad rap and sometimes deservedly so, but come hell or high water will stand up for one of their own when is time.

Anyways, every story line needs villains and we are okay playing those roles.


  • Who wins game?

  • This matchup ultimately boils down to the quarterback position and the Eagles have the better one.

  • Eagles 27 Redskins 10


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