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Eagles Defense To Face Tough Test Vs. Washington Passing Attack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The majority of Eagles fans are expecting a win for their football team on Sunday.

The Redskins, winners of three in a row, have other ideas.

Kirk Cousins is 2-1 against the Eagles in his career, averaging 360 passing yards per game in those three contests with eight touchdowns to one interception. The Washington passing attack has been solid again in 2016, but has been hindered by red zone struggles.

Tight end Jordan Reed — the Redskins’ most productive pass catcher with 33 catches, 316 yards, and two touchdowns — could miss Sunday’s game with a concussion.

Former GM and NFL analyst Michael Lombardi broke down the game on Friday’s 94WIP Morning Show. 


“I think it’s a good matchup for the Eagles, because I think the Eagles defense will give the Redskins problems,” Lombardi said. “[The Eagles] can’t go to sleep on the Redskin offense, because the Redskins can really move the ball effectively. But I think where the game swings is the Eagles defensive line against the Redskins offensive line. I think they can really cause some problems.”

Former Eagles and Redskins running back/return man now Redskins analyst Brian Mitchell broke down the game on Friday’s 94WIP Mike & Ike Show. 


“Who wins? The person who don’t turn the ball over the most,” Mitchell said. “I’ve watched these two teams play forever and it’s hard to decide which one is gonna win. The person that seems to be the worst sometimes gets up and wins. So, this is one of the conference games where I say toss up.”

The Eagles (3-1) are 2.5 point favorites at the Redskins (3-2) on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

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