The Eagles face the Washington Redskins weeks 3 and 16. But the world knows both games will be the Eagles versus Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Or at least it will be viewed that way by all sportscasters. I am surprised the game isn’t a prime-time game.
I have seen a few articles that give the Eagles a 50/50 chance of sweeping the Redskins this season. The main reason they think this? DeSean Jackson. Well, I am going on record today and saying the Eagles WILL sweep the Redskins this season. And I will tell you why.
Washington was terrible last season. Outside of signing Jackson they did not improve their team very much. Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin, III was benched late in the season. The reason given was to give him more time to rest his knee and prepare for this season. I don’t think that will help. I don’t think he was having a sophomore slump. I just don’t think Griffin is that good. And having a pro-bowler wide receiver isn’t going to help that much.
On the other side of the ball, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is running the show. Last season he was unexpectedly thrown into the starting role at quarterback. And as we know he took the reins and did not look back. He’s smart with the ball and doesn’t make rash decisions. The Eagles’ offensive weapons are vast. The addition of running back Darren Sproles adds another threat for the already potent offense.
The Eagles added to their defense as well. They have more to do but they did improve their weak defensive position. They may not be able to completely stop Jackson and his speed but they can slow him down for sure.
And the most important reason the Eagles will sweep the Redskins? They have head coach Chip Kelly. He is not about to lose to his division rivals. No way! So you can bet he has a plan for each team. Especially for the Redskins.
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