3 Subplots surrounding another Philadelphia Eagles season finale

Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles are still looking to win in their finale (for some reason).

As stated earlier, the Eagles aren’t looking to just lay down in their final matchup of the season. One of the staples of the Washington Football Team, as it has been with the Eagles, has been their stout pass rush which is spearheaded by the rookie and first-time Pro-Bowler, Chase Young.

If Hurts can play fluidly and the Birds actually stick with the running game, they have enough weapons to keep Washington’s defense honest. Similar to how teams design their offense to slow down Philly’s pass rush, the Iggles could take a few of those play schemes to better their chances.

Once you get past the first two levels of defense, the Washington secondary is a standard and very beatable unit. As a matter of fact, one of the biggest weaknesses of the Football Teams’ defense is a dynamic tight end. Luckily for the Philadelphia Eagles, they have two.

If Pederson and his 17 offensive coaches utilize their players correctly, they can score quickly and often on their rivals, and as it did in Week 16, this battle will come down to what the Football Teams’ offense can produce.

Outside of Terry McLaurin, Washington doesn’t have many players that teams fear. It can’t be ignored that the Eagles’ defense is extremely banged up though, especially in the secondary. Derek Barnett should return to the lineup for the season finale, but if Fletcher Cox can’t play, Malik Jackson and Javon Hargrave need to step up in a big way.