Philadelphia Eagles versus Washington: 4 bold predictions for Week 17

Chase Young, Washington (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles
Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff will have their best game.

3. Doug Pederson will have his best game plan of the year.

The fan base may not be in agreement on this one, but it’s possible. With nothing really on the line for the Eagles outside of playing the spoiler role, fans could see a more imaginative offense from the fifth-year head coach.

Pederson is well known for his aggressiveness and depending on who he has at his disposal, we could see his playbook opened up for the rookie quarterback. Look for Philadelphia to find ways to neutralize the Football Team’s pass rush, get his quarterback out of the pocket, and scheme his receivers into space.

4. Jim Schwartz will scheme his defense to hold Washington to a field goal.

Expect better results for Jim Schwartz’s guys as well. That sounds crazy because he may be without a lot of his starters in Week 17, but Schwartz could scheme his defense in multiple ways to disguise different blitz packages. Yes, we used Schwartz’s name and the word ‘blitz’ in the same sentence.

Philly will attack Washington’s talentless offensive line as one thing that the Birds will have working for them will be the fact that the Football Team simply doesn’t have any real offensive firepower to speak of.

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Both teams could be missing starters, but it will still be interesting to see this showdown of divisional rivals in the final week of the NFL regular season. It’s been a disappointing year, but hopefully, the Philadelphia Eagles can end things on a high note. Final Score: Washington 17, Eagles- 21