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The Eagles won't have Miles Sanders and their makeshift offensive line could get dominated by a Washington front featuring four first-round picks. Dwayne Haskins finished strong last season and I look for a solid performance from him as Washington keeps this close.
Philadelphia @ Washington | 09/13 | 5:00 PM UTC
The Eagles enter the season all kinds of banged up on the offensive side of the ball, and we shouldn't expect a ton of scoring from them out the gate. But they did a great job upgrading the secondary, which should have no trouble handling Washington's limited group of pass-catchers. If this is a defensive battle, Washington can certainly cover the six-point spread, but I feel much safer throwing my lot with the Under, which may be a constant play in Washington games until they can prove otherwise.
Philadelphia is entering this NFC East matchup a bit banged up along the offensive line. That is not what you want to hear if you are an Eagles fan, as the Washington Football Team has arguably the best defensive line, and defensive line depth, in the division. Being able to rush the passer and get QB Carson Wentz off his rhythm is enough to steal away a few possessions in this game. On the other side of the field, one of QB Dwayne Haskins' standout games last season was against the Eagles. With familiarity comes confidence, and with confidence comes execution. This will be a tight one.
The Football Team won only three games last season, but it played the Eagles close twice. And Philly is already banged up, especially at WR and on the O-line. That's not ideal against a team whose strength is on the D-line. The WFT won't have fans, but that could be a plus: Eagles backers won't be able to take over FedEx Field this time. Grab the points with the home divisional 'dog.