NFL Power Rankings, Week 14: Eagles look to keep NFC East race interesting

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16. Washington Redskins (Play Monday Night)

Losing Alex Smith for the remainder of the season was a crushing blow for the Washington Redskins when seeing how great the veteran quarterback had been playing. And while the Redskins certainly feel confident in Colt McCoy being able to keep this team in the NFC East race, the pressure will be on the quarterback come Monday night when facing the Philadelphia Eagles.

Similar to the situation with the Eagles, the Redskins are facing a must-win situation as well since neither of these teams can afford to fall further back in the division race, although Washington is at least in better shape than Philadelphia. Still, when seeing how much the defense of the Eagles has struggled in recent weeks, it will be interesting to see if McCoy can find a way to have similar results as some of the other quarterbacks who have faced the defending champions this season.

Otherwise, it’s going to be difficult for Washington to feel hopeful about their chances of keeping things close in the division race for the final month of the regular season. For the sake of the Redskins, let’s hope that McCoy limits his turnovers this time around after tossing three interceptions against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.