NFL Week 3 Predictions: Redskins @ Eagles
By Todd Duvall
Aug 28, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper (14) walks off the field after a game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won 37-7. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Todd Duvall, Editor
I was hoping for a great game and showdown between NFC East rivals tomorrow but injuries have plagued both sides. I was especially looking forward to seeing the Eagles take on wide receiver DeSean Jackson. He’s listed as questionable for the game but even if he does play it will be at a diminished capacity. He suffered a bruised shoulder last weekend and the injury hasn’t healed quickly.
With Jackson at a diminished capacity and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III out with an ankle injury their passing game will be diminished. But the Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks out their run defense will suffer. Redskins running back Alfred Morris will have a good game but I think in the end their running game will not be enough to give the Redskins a win.
I’m also going out on a limb here and predict that Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper will get his groove back and have a blowout game. Add Cooper’s resurgence to tight end Zach Ertz and Superman running back Darren Sproles I think it will be a tough day for the Redskins.