5 reasons Eagles should be on upset alert Week 15 against Redskins

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The Philadelphia Eagles need to be cautious for their Week 15 meeting with the Washington Redskins.

After watching the Philadelphia Eagles struggle the way they did against the New York Giants on Monday, the team better be ready for another tough battle during Week 15 against the Washington Redskins.

Similar to the Giants, the Redskins learned early on in 2019 this year would consist of rebuilding after the team lost nine of their first 10 games.

As bad as it sounds, the decision to fire Jay Gruden back at the beginning of October seemed long overdue since the former head coach just didn’t seem like the best fit for the Redskins, and stood in the way on numerous occasions for the team to be playoff contenders.

In time, it will be interesting to see who Washington ends up going with as their next head coach in 2020, but the main focus for now is making sure the team does whatever it takes to defeat Philadelphia on Sunday.

Even though the circumstances were completely different in Week 1 for both parties, the Redskins did give the Eagles quite a scare during the first meeting by jumping out to a 20-7 lead before Philadelphia eventually fought their way back to win the game 32-27.

Unlike the first meeting, the Eagles will be preparing for Dwayne Haskins over Case Keenum, and while this would seem to give Philadelphia a slight advantage over their rivals, this is just one of a few factors that could come into play in regards to the Redskins pulling off the upset.

With the Eagles in need of every win possible they can get this late in the season to keep things close with the Dallas Cowboys in the race for the NFC East title, it would be absolutely devastating to see Philadelphia come up short Week 15 in Washington.

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But since the Redskins have provided plenty of reasons to believe they are capable of pulling off the upset over the Eagles, here are five reasons why Philadelphia needs to be on alert.

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