Will the Eagles keep Kirk Cousins MNF losing streak alive?
Kirk Cousins heads into Philadelphia with the longest active losing streak on Monday Night Football.
We are just hours away from an NFC East battle on primetime television. The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Washington Redskins for their second and final matchup against each other for the season. The Eagles currently have the upper hand with an undefeated divisional record, with one of those victories being against the Redskins. Will the Eagles complete the sweep on Monday night? Or will Kirk Cousins and the Redskins overcome a little losing streak of their own?
In case you were unaware, Cousins currently holds the longest losing streak on Monday Night Football in the NFL. He is currently win-less through his last five games on Monday night. Just a few weeks ago, the Redskins were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. Now Cousins and the Redskins get a second chance to put the streak to rest. Can they actually defeat the 5-1 Eagles on the road, though?
Rivals going to war…
The Eagles and the Redskins rivalry has been very lopsided over the past couple of seasons. Before week one, the Eagles have lost to the Redskins five times since 2014. Now, the Eagles are working to start a streak of their own while continuing to contribute to another one. This will be their first Monday Night Football matchup of the season. With 11 days rest coming off of a big conference win in Carolina, there should be no reason why the Eagles cant be victorious Monday night.
Multiple key injuries for the Redskins will create many mismatches on the field, especially for the Eagles offense. Plus, let’s not forget about the pressure the Eagles defensive line has been putting on quarterbacks week in and week out.
The bottom line is, the Eagles may have every advantage possible tonight. The Redskins offense has become run first, which could spell out disaster for them considering the Eagles have been arugbly the most successful defense in stopping the run game this season.
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Let’s also not forget the home field advantage factor. The Eagles are currently 2-0 at home. Last season, they went 5-2 at home, despite going 7-9 on the season. As the Eagles set up for a three-game home stretch, Cousins and the Redskins can expect to get a one-hundred percent effort from the Eagles and their fanbase on Monday Night Football.