Nobody ever said winning is supposed to be easy, especially in division play. That has been true for the Eagles and Washington for a long time and continued to be the case on Sunday afternoon.
With Mychael Kendricks out of commission for Sunday, the Eagles will have to hope for the best from Emmanuel Acho or Casey Matthews. Acho has not been seen on the team’s official depth chart but he may be able to get the start over Matthews.
New Eagles vs. Redskins pump-up video.
If fans choose to show some appreciation for the good times Jackson brought to Philadelphia, go for it. But in the end he accomplished no more in Philadelphia than any wide receiver in terms of bringing a championship parade down Broad Street than Terrell Owens or Todd Pinkston. Jackson left his mark on Philadelphia, there is no question about it, but the trophy case still remains empty.
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The big question for Washington to answer this week is which quarterback will be put on the field to lead the offense. After suffering what looked to be a tough ankle injury against Jacksonville, it would appear Robert Griffin III will have to take at least a week off and allow Kirk Cousins to get the start under center.
The Eagles had to shuffle the offensive line this week following a couple of injuries on the line in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Right tackle Lane Johnson continues to serve his suspension for another three games, including Monday night, but the Eagles also lost reserve lineman Allen Barbre (broken leg). Starting left guard Evan Mathis (knee) is out of action until at least Week 10. The concerns on the line will continue this week with Matt Tobin having to sit out of practices this week due to an ankle injury.
If Kelly is a master of preparation, which he seems to suggest he is, then the Eagles will find a way to fly by the next few weeks without much problem with a shuffled offensive line. This will be easier said than done. The Eagles managed to get by Jacksonville with some concerns on the line. With Indianapolis, Washington and San Francisco coming up, the margin for error may not be great.
Coming off a sluggish start to the season, the Eagles will head on the road against one of the upcoming teams in the AFC. Playing on Monday night and playing the role of visitor for the Colts will be no easy task, so the Eagles will have to get off to a solid start and avoid sloppy play.
The first half of the season was a complete disaster for Philadelphia. Turnovers on the first two drives of the game were followed by three straight punts and an interception before halftime. The offensive line got banged up with injuries and running back LeSean McCoy was a non-factor. Fortunately for the Eagles, the second half was much better.
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