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A Few Notes On Eagles vs. Redskins

By ZAC BOYER | zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

LANDOVER, Md. – A few statistics and notes before the Washington Redskins face Philadelphia this afternoon:

The teams are playing for the 153rd time. The Redskins have a 79-69-6 overall advantage and hold the only playoff victory in 1990. The series is split at and even 6-6 since 2005, but the Eagles had won the previous seven games. As far as games at FedEx Field, Philadelphia has won seven of the last nine.

At 3-1, the Redskins are in sole possession of first place for the first time since after Week 4 of the 2005 season. The last time Washington was in sole possession of first place after Week 6 was in 1999 – the last time it won the NFC East title. Should the Redskins improve to 4-1, it would be the first time they’ve reached that mark since 2008.

Philadelphia, at 1-4, is in dangerous territory. Since the current six-team-per-conference playoff system was adopted in 1990, no team has started 1-5 and made the playoffs.

Should he play despite being listed as questionable because of a knee injury on Friday’s injury report, cornerback DeAngelo Hall would be making his 100th career start. Other personal milestones for Redskins players include free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe needing one tackle to reach 400 and tight end Chris Cooley making one catch to pass Mike Ditka for the 18th most receptions by a tight end in league history.

Eagles linebacker Moise Fokou, who played at Maryland, will be making a return to the Washington area. He was teammates with Redskins cornerback Kevin Barnes.

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