The Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins have been divisional rivals since 1934. The rivalry has historically been quiet close, with just nine games separating the sides after 156 clashes. The Eagles have had the upper hand in the last ten years and have won the last three games between the sides. The most memorable match between the Eagles and Redskins was in 1990 in a game that has been the dubbed the ‘body bag’ game. Eagles coach Buddy Ryan said before the game that the Redskins would have to be carted off in body bags. This turned out to be prophetic as nine Redskins players were knocked out of the game. Two teams featuring oft-compared mobile quarterbacks, but Philadelphia’s Michael Vick isn’t expected to play after suffering a concussion last week. That would give Nick Foles his first NFL start, facing fellow rookie Robert Griffin III. Foles made his NFL debut in relief last week and passed for 219 yards and a touchdown. He also had an interception returned for TD and lost fumble in end zone. The  Eagles have lost five straight, longest skid since Ray Rhodes dropped his last three as coach in 1998 and successor Andy Reid his first four in 1999. The Eagles rank eighth in offensive yardage, but 29th in points. Defense amazingly is 12th in yards allowed, but the whole team is 22nd in points allowed. Philadelphia is dead last in NFC with 21 giveaways and a minus-11 turnover differential, you cannot win any game with that many turnovers. Unfortunately the Eagles are also last in the NFC in  red zone scoring (scoring within 20 yards of the goal-line), with just 12 touchdowns in 30 possessions. They’ve turned the ball over an unremarkable league-leading five times in goal-to-go situations. Philadelphia is the only team in the NFL not to allow a 100-yard rusher this season, in other words every running back the Eagles have faced has gained over 100 yards on the ground. Eagles have won 10 of last 13 games played at FedEx Field and hope to continue the trend in the upcoming game. 

Last 10 Meetings

  • 01/01/2012 Philadelphia Eagles: 34 – Washington Redskins: 10
  • 10/16/2011 Philadelphia Eagles: 20 – Washington Redskins: 13
  • 11/15/2010 Philadelphia Eagles: 59 – Washington Redskins: 28
  • 10/03/2010 Washington Redskins: 17 – Philadelphia Eagles: 12
  • 11/29/2009 Philadelphia Eagles: 27 – Washington Redskins: 24
  • 10/26/2009 Philadelphia Eagles: 27 – Washington Redskins: 17
  • 12/21/2008 Washington Redskins: 10 – Philadelphia Eagles: 3
  • 10/05/2008 Washington Redskins: 23 – Philadelphia Eagles: 17
  • 11/11/2007 Philadelphia Eagles: 33 – Washington Redskins: 25
  • 09/17/2007 Washington Redskins: 20 – Philadelphia Eagles: 12

 

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