Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (-4.5, 53)
Nick Foles is quietly having an historic season for the Philadelphia Eagles, who are starting to sneak up on the NFC playoff race. Foles and the Eagles look to make some more noise Sunday when they host the Washington Redskins in a Week 1 rematch. Foles was taken 86 spots after Washington’s Robert Griffin III in last year’s draft, but it’s the Philadelphia quarterback who enters this matchup with 16 touchdowns and no interceptions on the season.
Griffin, meanwhile, had nine touchdowns and nine interceptions on the year before throwing three TDs and no picks in last week’s 34-27 loss to Minnesota. Griffin’s season high for passing yards remains his 329-yard effort against the Eagles in the opener, but Washington lost that game 33-27 as its defense allowed 443 total yards, including 184 rushing yards by LeSean McCoy. Fueled by that victory, Philadelphia is 5-1 on the road this season but 0-4 at home – part of a 10-game home losing streak that dates back to September 2012 – although Eagles coach Chip Kelly said, “I do think we have an advantage. We love playing at home. Our fans are outstanding. They deserve it.”
TV: 1 p.m. ET, Fox.
LINE: The Eagles opened -3.5 and are now -4.5. The total opened 52.5 and is up to 53.
WEATHER: There is a 23 percent chance of rain with wind blowing toward the N endzone at 6 mph.
ABOUT THE REDSKINS (3-6): One year after producing two of the NFL’s top offensive rookies in Griffin and running back Alfred Morris, the Redskins have struck gold again with tight end Jordan Reed, who leads all NFL rookies with 44 catches. Morris is having a fine sophomore campaign, as well, with 448 yards and two touchdowns in his last four games. Washington’s punt return unit, which ranks 30th in the NFL in yards per return (6.1), will likely give practice squad call-up Nick Williams, a rookie out of Connecticut, a chance to win the job on Sunday.
ABOUT THE EAGLES (5-5): Foles has 10 touchdown passes over the last two games, five of which have gone to Riley Cooper, who has eight catches for 241 yards during that stretch. While the Eagles’ offense continues to generate the headlines, their defense has allowed 21 points or less in six straight games. Philadelphia is tied with Dallas for first place in the NFC East, but the team could be without offensive tackle Jason Peters, linebacker Mychal Kendricks and safety Earl Wolff, all of whom were injured in last week’s 27-13 win at Green Bay.
* Redskins are 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings in Philadelphia.
* Redskins are 1-6 ATS in their last seven vs. NFC.
* Eagles are 5-20-1 ATS in their last 26 home games.
* Under is 6-0-1 in Eagles last seven games in Week 11.
1. Redskins WR Pierre Garcon has at least five catches in every game this season.
2. Sunday will mark the 250th consecutive game for Washington LB London Fletcher.
3. McCoy had rushed for less than 60 yards in four of his previous five games before scampering for 155 against the Packers.