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Who Has The Edge? Breaking Down Eagles, Redskins Matchups
Redskins Pass Offense vs. Eagles Pass Defense: The Eagles have seven sacks in their last three games and will challenge the Redskins’ offensive line. Pierre Garçon’s return should provide Robert Griffin III with a boost in the passing game. Edge: Even
Redskins Run Offense vs. Eagles Run Defense: Though it ranks in the middle of the pack against the run, the Eagles haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher this season. Alfred Morris has reached that mark three times. Edge: Redskins
Eagles Pass Offense vs. Redskins Pass Defense: Having Nick Foles, and not Michael Vick, at quarterback could affect the productivity of DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin – two of the quickest receivers Washington will face. Edge: Eagles
Eagles Run Offense vs. Redskins Run Defense: Vick’s absence strips the Eagles of one aspect of their ground game. Expect LeSean McCoy, ranked No. 10 in rushing, to carry the ball between 20 and 25 times. Edge: Eagles