TV Schedule: Sunday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
Weather: High 60, Low 52
Line: Philadelphia (-3)
The emergence of Nick Foles and Riley Cooper have been extremely beneficial for the surging Philadelphia Eagles. This team started the season off slowly, but have since surged into a tie for first place in the NFC East. Foles has been the savior of this team and it looks like he will be keeping the starting quarterback job for the foreseeable future with Michael Vick out and there’s no reason why this team can’t make the playoffs. Foles has passed for 1,256 yards and 16 touchdowns on the year while Cooper has excelled, catching 28 passes for 555 yards and seven touchdowns — second on the team. DeSean Jackson is still the top receiver, catching 54 passes for 903 yards and seven scores. LeSean McCoy has been one of the best running backs in the league this season, rushing for 932 yards and three scores on the year.
Robert Griffin III went down with a devastating knee injury a season ago and it looked like the Washington Redskins would be handling damaged goods by playing him to start the 2013 season. That was the case for the first few weeks, but Griffin III has since turned up his game, passing and running the ball like he once had. The second-year quarterback has 2,450 yards and 12 touchdowns through the air while running for another 301 yards and no scores. Pierre Garcon has been the young quarterback’s favorite target, catching 61 passes for 803 yards and three scores while Griffin III has also made Jordan Reed into one of the best tight ends in football, connecting 44 times for 487 yards and three touchdowns. Don’t sleep on Alfred Morris as he is continuing his solid sophomore campaign, rushing for 825 yards and five touchdowns.
Defensively, the Eagles have been one of the league’s worst squads. The Eagles rank 31st in both total yards and passing yards allowed per game while ranking 14th in rushing yards allowed per game. Washington has not been much better on defense this season, posting the sixth-worst total defense and the seventh-worst passing defense. The Redskins do, however, rank 18th in stopping the run.
PREDICTION: Redskins 24, Eagles 28