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5 Keys To Victory For Philadelphia Eagles Against Washington Redskins

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5 Keys To Victory For Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins

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The Philadelphia Eagles now sit at 5-5 and sit tied atop the NFC East. This thanks to another road victory in which they won in mostly dominating fashion against a Green Bay Packer team minus their star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.

The Eagles now have the ability to control their own destiny. Chip Kelly's squad has been dominant on the road sporting a 5-1 record that includes at least a few blow out wins. The head scratching number? 0-4 at home and a total home loss streak now at 10. Mind boggling. They simply must end their funk at home and this Sunday would be a perfect time to do it.

If the Eagles were even halfway decent at home, they would be a 7-3 ball club right now and sitting comfortably ahead in their division. Instead, for whatever reason, they have lost all four at the Linc. Some claim it's because of a lack of crowd noise or it's a mental thing; I just think the players simply aren't executing.

This must change Sunday against the Redskins. The Skins are fresh off a devastating loss to a bad Minnesota Vikings ball club, so you know they won't be in the most pleasant of moods. This will be a good old fashioned divisional tilt that should feature plenty of fireworks.

These are two of the top five offenses in the NFL going at it and neither team features a particularly great defense. I would be surprised if their weren't a lot of points on the scoreboard from both teams on Sunday. Let's take a look at five keys to the game for the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Washington Redskins.

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The Eagles Must Stop Alfred Morris On The Ground

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The Philadelphia Eagles must stop one man on Sunday afternoon. It isn't Robert Griffin III. It's Alfred Morris. The big beast of a running back has been pounding teams on the ground every week. For the Eagles defense to be successful, they can't let him get going early.

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The Eagles Offensive Line Must Neutralize Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan

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The Eagles' offensive line may be in for a big challenge with their best player and left tackle out in Jason Peters. Allen Barbre may have to fill in. I am sure Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo are salivating. The Eagles have to limit the damage from these two if Nick Foles and the offense want to succeed.

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The Eagles Playmakers Need To Have A Big Day Against A Shaky Skins Defense

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The two most explosive Eagles playmakers, DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy, will need huge days in what should be a shoot out. For the offense to be in a track meet, these two must show up and make their presence felt.

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The Eagles Must Keep Robert Griffin III In The Pocket

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Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles can't let Robert Griffin III beat them with his legs. Force him to beat you in the pocket while pressuring him. This formula seemed to work to perfection in the Eagles first meeting with the Redskins.

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Nick Foles Needs To Continue His Hot Streak For The Eagles

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Nick Foles needs to continue his stretch of brilliant play. He didn't fare too well against the Redskins last season. Hopefully, he bounces back and has a big game. If that happens, the Eagles will be well on their way to taking a lead in the NFC East.