NFL Week 3 Predictions: Redskins @ Eagles

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Sep 7, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) makes a 25-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Jonny Page, Staff Writer

The Eagles should have no trouble taking care of the Redskins despite playing on a short week. The Redskins defense is ranked in the top 5 at the moment but that is mainly because they have only played the Texans and Jaguars. The Eagles should have success running the ball on the Redskins and I expect Zach Ertz and Darren Sproles will have another big day receiving. The Redskins are arguably a better team without Robert Griffin III at quarterback but the Eagles defense shouldn’t have any major troubles against them. A healthy DeSean Jackson could cause the Eagles some problems but it appears even if he plays; he will not be at 100%. The Eagles offense haven’t even played that well this season and are 1st in points and yards; expect a good performance Sunday at home.

Eagles 34, Redskins 20

Brett Stuter, Staff Writer

By the time this weekend rolls around, the media frenzy will have whipped up a story line about how Kirk Cousins has breathed new life into the Redskins, and the former DeSean Jackson will pose a challenge that the Eagles defense cannot handle.

But after comeback victories of 14 or more points two weeks in a row, the only certainty is this week the Eagles will not be down by 14 at any point in the game.    As it currently stands, Robert Griffen III is out, DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed are questionable and will need to return to practice to play against the Eagles.  That places Kirk Cousins, Pierre Garcon, Andre Roberts, Niles Paul and Alfred Morris as the likely arsenal facing the Eagles.   With that facing them, the Eagles should expect a heavy dose of the running game. This will not be a shooting match folks.

Skins score 6 on the road, and 41 at home.  They are back home again.

Eagles 35, Redskins 14