Sep 29, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) slides after a reception as Denver Broncos strong safety Duke Ihenacho (33) defends in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles Will Sweep The Redskins This Season


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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  • trinity

    The argument that the redskins were “terrible last year” doesn’t make sense at all. The eagles were 4-12 the season before last, and you guys came back the very next season and won the division. Washington could do that. There are no guarantees in that division, so anything can happen.

  • Chris Bressler

    Just simply say: I’m a big biased fan and believe the eagles will win. Because your rationale is horrible to say the least.

  • Todd

    Chris and Trinity, thanks for the comments. Nice to see some Redskins fans reading over our site. You two wouldn’t be Trolls would you?

    Of course I am a big Eagles fan. However, I am not biased. My rationale is sound. Eagles’ 2012 season was abysmal that I agree. The difference is the Eagles had Michael Vick who had obviously lost his way that season. In the ten games he played he threw ten interceptions, had four fumbles with twelve touchdowns. His passer rating was 78.1. Eagles’ 2013 Season found Nick Foles at the helm. In the 13 games he played he threw 27 touchdowns, two interceptions, two fumbles and a passer rating of 119.2. So you cannot compare the two seasons because they had different quarterbacks and different coaches. Apples and oranges there.

    Griffin’s season, the same quarterback for both seasons, were very different. Injury or not, he was bad in 2013. He threw 16 touchdowns, twelve interceptions, six fumbles. His passer rating was 82.2. I don’t think he will be any better this season. He acts like a Diva. He said, “The coach shut me down,” in response to being benched last season. In an interview yesterday he still talks like it happened last week or something. That has Diva written all over it. Can’t move beyond the past. (read the article here) http://www.csnwashington.com/redskinsblog/rg3-disputes-being-benched-last-season

    Check out his Twitter account. AND he has his own logo. Who does that? Tom Brady has three Super Bowl rings and he doesn’t have a logo. If anyone has earned the right to create their own logo, Brady has. That is a ME attitude.

    He will show his true self after three or four games into the season when they have a losing record. Who will he blame then?

  • my

    Yes, because what Chip sets his mind to he always accomplishes. There is no way he’d lose to the coach he just replaced at home. There’s no way he’d lose in the first round of the playoffs at home.

  • trinity

    ….because we don’t agree with your point and pointed out valid reasons why we don’t, we’re trolls? Lol do you get paid for writing these articles? All of a sudden, I find myself intensely curious about that. And no, I am not a redskins fan. I am a Denver fan, and a football fan. As I was passing through “all NFL” news on fansided, I came upon your article and immediately grimaced at your biased, reckless declaration, and decided to read and comment. If you want to call that “trolling”, ok :).

  • Todd

    Hey Trinity, Just checking. That troll comment was supposed to be a little sarcasm. Just trying to be funny over here.

    You don’t have to agree, I am OK with that. I don’t agree with your assessment either but I am OK with that. My argument is sound. Yours isn’t because haven’t considered Griffin’s Divaness. Just wait. You will see it. He isn’t that good and will be surprised if they go .500 this season.

    A Denver fan? I was pulling for them in the Super Bowl. Tough game for the fans….

  • trinity

    Very tough indeed. We’ll see If they can get back. As far as RG3, it’s baffling. I’ve heard him called everything from arrogant to a brat, but never have I heard anyone say he’s not good. Did you happen to see him when he was healthy? His rookie season? They are saying he is back to 100%, so trust me, you will be reminded of his skill since you’ve apparently forgotten lol.

    As for his divaness, I didn’t mention that because I don’t think it will have much impact. It certainly doesn’t effect his talent.

    There were locker room issues last season, but locker rooms are resilient places. As an eagles fan, surely you know that first hand. :) after all, if a locker room can deal with a charmer like Riley Cooper, anything is possible when it comes to making amends. Hahaha.

  • Todd

    Riley Cooper, the Charmer. That was hilarious. And point taken.