Redskins vs. Eagles: Philly Offense Needs To Capitalize On Weak Washington Defense

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The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off back to back solid offensive performances, and the main factor has been the performance of Nick Foles at quarterback. He has simply been solid across the board. He is making quick and accurate decisions and most importantly not making any mistakes.

His 16 touchdowns and zero interceptions is the second best ratio of all-time and an astounding number, especially for a second-year quarterback. With each passing week questions of who is going to be the Eagles’ future starting quarterback are starting to get quieter and quieter. Foles has made it so with his stellar play.

Foles and the Eagles offense are tilted against another suspect defense this week. Let’s just say the Washington Redskins have struggled on the defensive side of the ball. The Redskins are 24th in total defense and near the bottom of the league in pass defense. Their secondary is a big time hole that the Eagles need to expose on Sunday.

And the Eagles certainly have the weapons to get the job done. We all know about DeSean Jackson‘s ability to stretch a defense. He can simply run by guys and make it look effortless, but another man who is really coming on as a second weapon in the passing game is Riley Cooper. With Foles at the helm he has simply been brilliant.

The two seem to have a real rapport with one another, and Cooper is getting open in both the intermediate and deep passing game. Him being matched up one-on-one with the Redskins’ No. 2 corner will be something to watch and a match up Cooper should take advantage of.

Let’s not forget LeSean McCoy. He can hurt teams in a variety of ways in both the run and passing games. He absolutely lit up the Skins in their first meeting, and a similar afternoon could be in store for the Eagles running back.

The Eagles simply have too many play makers to be stopped by the Redskins defense. The question is how many points will they put up? Let’s not forget the Redskins feature a dynamic offense of their own. I see a shootout and a lot of fireworks in store for this one.

Final prediction: 34-27 Eagles