NFL Week 3 Predictions: Redskins @ Eagles

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Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) carries the ball during the third quarter of the game against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Inside the Iggles staff brings you their NFL Week 3 Predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins. We have writers from various parts of the world. Yes, there are Eagles fans everywhere. As it should be. With such a diverse staff we decided to collaborate on the prediction of tonight’s game. Each writer offers their prediction of the game and the reason why. Agree or disagree, these guys have put a lot of thought and research into their NFL Week 3 predictions.

While the NFL is facing probably one of the biggest scandals this country has seen in a while we can’t forget there is still football to be played. This week’s game has some intrigue. Not only will the Eagles host the division rival Redskins it also marks the return of former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Unfortunately he’s listed as probable for tomorrows game, most fans hope to see him take the field but if the Eagles win it won’t be as sweet if he’s not 100%

Justin Carpino, Staff Writer

It is not comforting knowing that Redskins quarterback Kurt Cousins will be playing the Philadelphia Eagles this week. He is a better “quarterback” than RGIII and in week 2 the Redskins dominated the same Jacksonville Jaguars team (41-10) that kept the Eagles pointless until the second-half in Week 1.

The Redskins defense appears to be faring well and Cousins provides some stability at the most important position. The Eagles should still win this game if their defense can make some big plays like a week ago against the Indianapolis Colts. Last year, with RGIII at the helm, both games between the Eagles and the Redskins were close in score but the Birds beat them twice and put up a total of 54 points. The Philadelphia Eagles will advance to 3-0.

Eagles 35, Redskins 24