Preview: Philadelphia at Washington

When: 4:30 PM ET, Saturday, December 20, 2014
Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland



The Philadelphia Eagles are in must-win territory as they prepare to visit the Washington Redskins on Saturday afternoon. A loss to Dallas on Sunday in a showdown for first place has left the Eagles needing to win their final two games - and even that may leave them on the outside of the NFC playoff picture. "The only thing that matters is our next game," coach Chip Kelly said. "If we don't beat Washington, it's kind of a moot point anyway."

Philadelphia rallied from a 10-point deficit in Week 3 to post a 37-34 victory over the Redskins, which marked Kirk Cousins' first start of the season in place of an injured Robert Griffin III. Since then, Washington's quarterback carousel has seen Colt McCoy replace an ineffective Cousins before yielding to Griffin, who was benched after three straight sub-par outings. McCoy reclaimed the starting position but was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, putting Griffin back under center.

TV: 4:30 p.m. ET, NFL Network. LINE: Eagles -7.5. O/U: 50

ABOUT THE EAGLES (9-5): Philadelphia rallied from a 21-point deficit before fading late against the Cowboys to suffer back-to-back defeats for the first time since October 2013. Quarterback Mark Sanchez threw for only 96 yards in a home loss to Seattle on Dec. 7 and was intercepted twice against Dallas - the fourth time in seven games he has been picked off two times. Consistency continues to be an issue for the running game, with LeSean McCoy averaging 57 yards rushing in the past two losses after amassing 289 yards and a pair of scores in the previous two games. Jeremy Maclin had 10 catches for 154 yards in Week 3, his fourth 100-yard game in five meetings versus Washington.

ABOUT THE REDSKINS (3-11): Griffin threw for 236 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 46 yards on five carries, but was also sacked seven times in last week's 24-13 loss to the New York Giants - Washington's sixth consecutive defeat. "It's not been a fun year," Griffin said. "We've had a lot of turmoil, a lot of things going on. At the end of the day, you suit up and when your number's called, be ready to play." Wideout DeSean Jackson, released by Philadelphia in the offseason before signing with the Redskins, had five receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown versus the Eagles in September but insisted he has no extra motivation for the return matchup.  

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Eagles have won three straight overall in the series and three of the past four visits to Washington.

2. Redskins RB Alfred Morris needs 52 rushing yards to reach 1,000 for the third time in as many seasons.

3. Philadelphia is second in the league with 47 sacks while the Redskins have surrendered 53, the second-highest total.

PREDICTION: Eagles 30, Redskins 23

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf OT Div Conf
Philadelphia 9-5 L2 29.7 24.8 6-2 3-3 7-5 2-0 0-0 3-1 5-5
Washington 3-11 L6 18.4 26.4 2-4 1-7 2-8 1-3 1-0 1-3 1-9

Last Meeting

Philadelphia Washington
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
9/21/14 WAS 34 PHI 37 379 54 325 511 84 427

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
PHI N. Foles 66.7 325 3 0
WAS K. Cousins 62.5 427 3 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
PHI L. McCoy 20 22 1.1 0
WAS A. Morris 23 77 3.3 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
PHI J. Maclin 8 154 19.2 1
WAS P. Garcon 11 138 12.5 1
TDs Player TD
PHI J. Matthews 2
WAS P. Garcon 1
Season
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
PHI N. Foles 59.9 2163 13 10
WAS K. Cousins 61.8 1710 10 9
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
PHI L. McCoy 276 1132 4.1 4
WAS A. Morris 232 948 4.1 7
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
PHI J. Maclin 78 1207 15.5 10
WAS D. Jackson 50 957 19.1 5
TDs Player TD
PHI J. Maclin 10
WAS A. Morris 7

Quickchart Matchup

Philadelphia Off vs  Washington Def
387.6 yards
338.9 yards
4.1 yards/rush
3.9 yards/rush
7 yards/attempt
7.6 yards/attempt
Washington Off vs  Philadelphia Def
358.6 yards
371.4 yards
4.3 yards/rush
3.8 yards/rush
7.3 yards/attempt
7 yards/attempt

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-125
9.5
-110
50.5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-110
8
-110
50.5
Sportsbook
-110
8
-110
50.5
5Dimes.eu
-115
7.5
-102
50.5
GTBets.eu
-115
7.5
-110
50.5
Top Bet
-120
8.5
-110
50.5
BetOnline.ag
-115
7.5
-110
50.5
BetDSI
-115
7.5
-110
50.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com
-124
7.5
-114
50.5
Belmont
-110
8
-110
50.5
BookMaker.eu
-115
7.5
-110
50.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-110
7.5
-110
50.5
Mirage
-120
7.5
-110
50.5
Station
-110
7.5
-110
50.5
Best home line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Philadelphia Overall Washington
9-5 W/L 3-11
8-6-0 ATS 4-10-0
9-5-0 O/U 6-8-0
29.7 Pts For 18.4
24.8 Pts Against 26.4
Philadelphia A/H Washington
3-3 W/L 2-4
3-3-0 ATS 1-5-0
3-3-0 O/U 2-4-0
25.8 Pts For 16.3
26.8 Pts Against 25.0