Sunday’s Philadelphia Eagles- Washington Redskins showdown could very well determine the fate of the season for both teams. Both teams are still in the NFC East discussion (hell everyone in the NFC East is), and appear to be in completely different position than they were when the Eagles exploded for a 33-27 Monday Night Football win over the Redskins in week one.
The Eagles enter the game at 5-5, having won back-to-back games behind the arm of Nick Foles, and an explosive Eagles offense. With a win, the Birds have a chance to take a half game lead in the NFC East over the 5-5 Dallas Cowboys, who are on their bye-week this week.
The Eagles are also looking to win their first home game in over a year, having lost ten straight at the Linc. A win for the Eagles would end any thought that they won’t be able to win enough home games this year to make the playoffs, and give them a winning record. A loss at home would drop the Eagles below .500, and really raise questions about whether the Eagles are a serious contender in the NFC East, or just a team that was only in the discussion because of how bad the division was.
Still, a loss for the Eagles doesn’t completely put them out of the discussion for the NFC East crown. A loss for the Redskins, all but mathematically would.
The Redskins enter the game at 3-6, having only won won of their five games away from Fed-Ex field this season. For the Redskins to make the playoffs, they might (they probably won’t) have wiggle room for one more loss, but even that would mean winning six of their last seven games. That means that the ‘Skins are going to have to begin to win games away from home, beginning with this week’s game in Philly.
Below is information on where you can watch, listen to, or even buy tickets for Sunday’s Eagles-Redskins showdown.
Start Time:1:00 P.M. EST
Tickets: Philadelphia Eagles tickets
Where to watch online: NFL.com Live Stream
Radio: Sports Radio 94.1 WIP
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