3 key riddles Philadelphia Eagles must solve to beat Washington

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Solving three riddles will influence an Eagles win versus Washington.

Much has happened since the Philadelphia Eagles caught major heat for lying down versus the Washington Football Team in last season’s finale. Come on. Let’s not be sensitive. We all know what happened there.

That conversation about pride versus draft positioning (and Philly’s ability to maneuver around the top half of the first round) ultimately led to the selection of DeVonta Smith, so it’s hard to argue that the end didn’t justify the means.

Then again, even that’s debatable. Recently, there’s been some conversation suggesting that the Eagles should have gone with former Penn State and current Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons. That’s another story for another day though.

Right now, all thoughts about this Eagles team revolve around a game that will now be played on Tuesday evening. The Washington Football Team is the opponent. This is the first meeting since these two met in that controversial game in Week 17 last year.

Both teams sit at identical 6-7 records on the season, and the winner of this one has a leg up in the race for a Wild Card spot. Here are three riddles heading into this one that, if the Eagles are able to solve them, they’ll, no doubt, walk out of Week 15 with a win on the ledger.