Philadelphia Eagles 2021 game-by-game outlook, predictions

Jalen Hurts #2, Miles Sanders #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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. January 2nd, 2021. 58. . 1 P.M. EST. 0. 54. 0

Washington completes its season sweep over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Losing to teams they have no business losing to and doing so late in the season has been an unfortunate trend by this Philadelphia Eagles franchise that fans and members of the media have had to watch more often than they’d like to.

By the time the Birds and Washington Football Team reach Week 16 of the 2021-2022 campaign, the Birds will look like the better team, but they’ll use the worst possible time, a Week 16 date versus their rivals in a must-win game, to appear as though that isn’t the case.

Prior to last season, the Eagles had a six-game winning streak versus Washington dating back to 2017 that followed a five-game winning streak by Washinton that stretched from December 2014 to December 2016. Washington isn’t quite ready to challenge the NFC’s heavyweights, but then again, neither is Philly. Both teams are looking to build a winner by completing step one, establishing dominance over their rivals in the NFC East.

This one’s a home game for Washington. Expect a spirited showing, but a late-game implosion and maybe a turnover for the Birds will help the guys in burgundy and gold secure a hard-fought but stressful must-win game.

Final score: Eagles 20, Washington 24 (2021-2022 Eagles record: 8-8)