Monday, September 17, 2007

Preview: Philadelphia Eagles-Washington Redskins

The Eagles play the Washington Redskins tonight in a Monday Night Football showdown. The Eagles lost their opener in distastful fashion last week to the Green Bay Packers. The Redskins, however, won their opener facing the Miami Dolphins. That's not really saying much, though. The Eagles' questionable run defense will have its first real test tonight. The Redskins have a great one-two punch with Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts sharing the carries. The Eagles should have some adrenaline going because it is the home opener. Don't forget about the Redskins' passing game either, sure Jason Campbell can be terrible but you have to remember that the guys he's throwing to can make big plays. Cris Cooley is a first-rate tight end and Santana Moss is a very gifted recevier. The Eagles need not to give up big plays in order to win.
The Eagles' offense should throw the defense off with a good mix of run and pass. Brian Westbrook needs to have a good game. McNabb will throw for big gains if the offensive line protects him. I think that is one of the keys to win for the Eagles. It will be a well coached battle, with Joe Gibbs (Redskins' coach, upper right) against Andy Reid. Should be a very close divisional matchup. I can't wait.


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