- Daniel Farr
Eagles Set to Kick off Season Against Division Rival Washington Redskins
Week-one of the NFL season starts up with a divisional matchup, and that never disappoints. Philadelphia will flyover to Washington and battle the Redskins.
Washington lost their offensive coordinator Sean McVay to the Los Angeles Rams, and they are on their third defensive coordinator in four years. Both sides of the ball will be effected tremendously in week-one.
After watching both of these teams closely this preseason, expect the Eagles to come out on top. Washington’s defense looked very suspect, and their offense didn't look much better. Philadelphia has an offense that isn't receiving enough praise, while their defense should be considered elite.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will have a solid offensive line protecting him, Pro Football Focus ranks the Eagles as having the best offensive line in the NFL. Philadelphia also gave the sophomore quarterback new weapons, new receivers and new running backs.
Philadelphia’s defense will be a force to be reckon with, and Kirk Cousins is their first victim. Pro Football Focus ranks the Eagles’ as having the third best defensive line in the league. The team corrected their one weakness on defense, which was cornerback. Expect the Eagles to have a very stout defense this season.
Washington added receiver Terrell Pryor, but lost receivers Desean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Which will make Cousins’ job harder. Their running back, Rob Kelly, has a lot to prove, but their offensive line will bring back the same five from last year. The Skins have a good line, but lack the necessary playmakers
The Redskins defense will be a weakness going into this year, a weakness the Eagles will exploit.
Eagles win 24-13