Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins preview and prediction

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins preview and prediction

- While the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants are waiting to play their prime-time Sunday night game, two teams that think they can also challenge for the NFC East title will resume their rivalry Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field. Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was 3-for-6 for 85 yards with no TDs, interceptions or sacks when the Eagles sent extra rushers. The Eagles recognized Wentz, a rookie, was asked to do too much last season, so they went out and found him some help. Bashaud Breeland, who struggled at times last season, played well and teamed with safety D.J. Swearinger to prevent a long completion to Alshon Jeffery on the final play of the third quarter. Another set up an Eagles touchdown and a Cousins interception early in the fourth quarter cost Washington a chance to take the lead. He spent most of the off-season in the Eagles practice facility. LT Jason Peters (groin) left in the second half.

Additionally, Wentz and Eagles teammates Trey Burton and Zach Ertz have also teamed up with Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and other Redskins players to raise money and awareness for International Justice Mission, a Christian charity devoted to protecting the poor and vulnerable. Both receivers have the ability to stretch the field and come up with the big catch in the red zone. Wentz took note of the third-year receiver's performance whose role will be a big part of this year's offense. Agholor emerged today, and it was good to see. Kerrigan capitalized, corralling the fluttering pass near the right sideline and returning it 24 yards for a pick-six. By the time he finished, he had thrown an absolute bullet to receiver Nelson Agholor for a 58-yard touchdown.

Down - Close coverage: Cousins didn't have wonderful numbers passing, but it had more to do with the front four than it did the Eagles' secondary. LeGarrette Blount is expected to lead the Philly ground attack after racking up 1,161 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Patriots last season.

If you have Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill or Mike Gillislee in fantasy, you're off to a great start heading into the first NFL Sunday of the season. He made several deep tries down the field, far different from than the multiple short checkdown passes Wentz threw all last season.

"Obviously that first touchdown, I am very excited for him and the offense", Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said.

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Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins preview and prediction

"I think my focus in on this team", Agholor said. "I love Jesus and I'm going to talk about it", he continued. "If it's Wendell, it's Wendell".

The Eagles were far from ideal Sunday afternoon but did just enough to get the job done. First-round pick Derek Barnett bolsters the pass rush and cornerback Ronald Darby, acquired in a trade with Buffalo, upgrades the secondary.

Worst quarter: The Redskins apparently could've used a fifth preseason game, or at least another preseason quarter. They were 24th in the National Football League in converting third downs of 8 yards or more (22.8).

Allen said the replay views were "inconclusive, so we have to stay with the ruling on the field". "We'll give him more reps as the season progresses".

What will ultimately make the difference for the Eagles defense is putting pressure on the quarterback. On the defensive side, Fletcher Cox can be dominant.

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