Philadelphia Eagles: Section 215 Staff Predictions Week Six

Oct 9, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson stands on the sidelines during the second half of a game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 9, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson stands on the sidelines during the second half of a game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports /

You know what time it is, the Section 215 staff make our predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles matchup against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

No one saw the Philadelphia Eagles‘ loss to the lions coming last week but we hope to redeem ourselves this week. This game against the Redskins would have been labeled as a trap game if the Eagles didn’t lose last week but since they did it’s time to bounce back. With the trying week that the team has had because of Lane Johnson‘s suspension, a win could help them regain their confidence, especially with it coming against an NFC East rival.

This should be a close one but the Eagles should be able to handle it. But let’s see what the staff thinks.

Hayden Hoskins 3 points: Philadelphia Eagles 23 Washington Redskins 10 –Jordan Matthews catches two TDs. The Eagles defense looks like they did in the second half last week. They will record two picks, one from McLeod and another from Hicks. Cox gets two sack. Wentz throws for 275 yards with no picks.

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Larry Henry 2 points: Philadelphia Eagles 21 Washington Redskins 17 – Carson Wentz throws for 205 and one touchdown while Mathews and Sproles each run one in. Jordan Matthews catches the TD from Wentz and finishes with 80 rec yards. Defensively, the Eagles sack Cousins four times and pick him off once. Bradham has a huge day this week after playing only a half last week. DeSean Jackson continues to haunt the birds with a TD grab.

Jim Wicker 2 points: Philadelphia Eagles 20 Washington Redskins 23 – Eagles have a typically annoying game in DC, and expect them to use more variety in the running game, unlike last week. The key will be if Eagles can force Cousins into mistakes through pressure.

Paul Catrino 3 points: Philadelphia Eagles 31 Washington Redskins 17 – Philadelphia will learn from their mistakes and put on an offensive clinic against division rival Washington. Wentz will exploit a shaky Skins’ defense and bounce back for three touchdowns, utilizing his effective rushing attack off play actions and screens.

The defense will challenge Kirk Cousins and pressure him to throw into tight passing windows for the majority of the game. Deep throws to Jackson will be key to limiting the Washington attack so look for Malcolm Jenkins to commit strongly downfield to help his young cornerbacks. Overall, solid outing for Philly to improve to 4-1 on the year.

Ethan Weinstein 1 point: Philadelphia Eagles 31 Washington Redskins 10 – Wentz and Matthews connect for 2 touchdowns with the help of the makeshift O-Line. I’m also predicting that the Eagles D learns from their early mistakes from last week and get back to playing even better than they did in the first week 3 games. Look for safety Malcolm Jenkins to have a big game as he carries the Eagles defense to their first divisional win of the season.

Frankie Sorrentino 1 point: Philadelphia Eagles 24 Washington Redskins 17 – Carson Wentz redeems himself as he leads his first career game-winning drive. the defense gives Kirk Cousins problems as he throws 2 picks. Agholor will finally have his breakout game and prove why the eagles traded up to draft him.

Anthony Mazziotti 2 points: Philadelphia Eagles 34 Washington Redskins 13 – Carson Wentz throws three touchdowns, one to Jordan Matthews, one to Ertz, and one to DGB. Wendell Smallwood adds another solid game but loses a goal line touchdown to Sproles. The defense plays outstanding.

George Konoledon 2 points: Philadelphia Eagles 24 Washington Redskins 7 – The defense had a rough go against the Detroit Lions and Theo Riddick, but expect them to revert back to the first few weeks as they play a struggling Kirk Cousins. Carson Wentz won’t have his best passing attack against a playmaking Washington secondary. Ryan Mathews will be key this week, rushing for 73 yards and 2 TDs.

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After picking last week’s game incorrectly, I’m sitting on two points. I expect the Eagles to come out on top 28 -25 against the Redskins. Because these are division rivals, the game will be close but a Kirk Cousins interception will seal the Redskins fate.