The Washington Redskins travel to Philadelphia on Sunday hoping to continue a 10-game home losing streak for the Eagles while keeping their own playoff hopes alive.
It’s an eerie parallel. In 2012, Washington was 3-6 and coming off an embarrassing defeat to a Carolina team with just one victory as it prepared to play Philadelphia.
The Washington Redskins sure thought they were ready for the new-look Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1. The talk isn’t as bold this week.
Former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook had a good old-fashioned ‘my generation is better than yours’ rant Thursday, when conversing with old division rival Fred Smoot about the current state of the NFC East, and how soft it’s become.
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.
For one moment, let’s forget about the Minnesota game, let’s forget about Mike Shanahan’s future with the organization, and let’s forget about the play of the special teams. If we look at reality, the standings have Washington in striking distance of the first place Cowboys who are ready to implode at any given moment.
Michael Vick returned for the Philadelphia Eagles after missing 2½ games with a hamstring injury, but clearly wasn’t healthy and was removed for rookie Matt Barkley late in the second quarter.
Nick Foles threw three touchdowns and ran for a fourth to lead the Eagles to a 31-20 victory over the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
What the Redskins have going for them isn’t a suddenly performing defense, an effective ground game. No. It would be the NFC Least which went winless outside of Washington’s win.
Here’s the good, bad and ugly from the Washington Redskins’ 33-27 loss to open their season against the Philadelphia Eagles.