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Foles Baffled By Eagles Long Home Losing Streak

by Chuck Carroll
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Nick Foles is sacked by Bruce Carter of the Dallas Cowboys. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Nick Foles is sacked by Bruce Carter of the Dallas Cowboys. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

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ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins quest to repeat as NFC East champions under less than ideal circumstances begins Sunday against a team that hasn’t won a home game in more than a year.

The Philadelphia Eagles last walked off The Linc as victors on Sept. 30, 2012. Since that time they’ve suffered 10 straight losses in front of the home town crowd, including a 27-20 defeat to the Redskins late last December.

To date this season Philly is 5-1 on the road and 0-4 at home.

So what is to blame for the goose egg and lack of a home field advantage?

Bad luck? Mental yips?

“No, I don’t think it’s bad luck,” quarterback Nick Foles told me yesterday. “I don’t know what it is. I really don’t. I don’t know why it’s fallen like it has but we can’t really try to let it psych us out.”

The Eagles are three-point favorites to snap the dismal streak against Robert Griffin III and the Redskins.

Foles said the team isn’t think about their struggles at home. But if they don’t win this weekend, an 11th straight loss in front of the Eagle faithful will certainly be on their mind while they get away from Philadelphia for the bye week.

 
 
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