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The Philadelphia Eagles (8-7) will try to give themselves a chance to make the playoffs on Sunday when they visit the Washington Redskins (7-8) as solid road favorites at sportsbooks. The Eagles are looking to avoid becoming the first defending Super Bowl champions to miss the postseason the following year since the 2016 Denver Broncos.
It might be too little too late for Philadelphia, but this is at least a favorable divisional matchup since the team has won four of its last five games straight up versus NFC East opponents on the road.
Washington has also gone only 1-6 against the spread in its previous seven games following back-to-back covers. While the Redskins have looked competitive at times since losing Alex Smith to a season-ending leg injury, they have still lost five of their last six games.
Washington can play spoiler here at home, where the team has gone 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games. The Redskins have played a lot more conservatively on offense with quarterback Josh Johnson, and that has slowed the tempo down and helped them hang around to cover their last two games.
This also may or may not be the last game in Washington for running back Adrian Peterson, who has enjoyed his best season since 2015 with the Minnesota Vikings, rushing for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns. The 33-year-old Peterson’s ability to move the chains and run the clock could be the difference.
The Eagles are simply favored by too many points in this spot on the road, especially considering it is a longshot for them to get back to the postseason. The visiting team is just 3-7 SU in the past 10 meetings of the series, and the Redskins would love to prevent their opponent from making the playoffs.
Look for Washington to be extra motivated to close out the campaign with a victory behind another strong performance from Peterson, who will be attempting to secure another contract for 2019.
Compare that to the Eagles, experiencing a similar injury problem but rallying through the generosity of old Saint Nick. Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, that is, who only threw for a franchise record 471 yards in a 32-30 comeback victory over the Houston Texans last week. The backup quarterback is working his magic again since Carson Wentz got sidelined with a fractured vertebra, putting the Eagles’ playoff hopes in doubt. Instead, two straight upsets over teams that could be in the top two seeds of their respective conferences (Texans, Rams) have them on the verge of postseason play.
The Eagles still need help on Sunday; they must win against the Redskins and hope the Vikings lose to the Bears. But the Bears, the number three seed in the NFC can still move up and have something to play for. An opportunity for the Eagles to defend their Super Bowl title, once unthinkable with them at 4-6 and again just a few weeks ago at 6-7, suddenly appears within reach.
Not enough nice things can be said about Foles’ return to the Eagles’ offense. He’s brought with him an aggression, a toughness and a winning mentality that’s spread like wildfire throughout the organization. In the first 13 games of the season under Wentz, the Eagles scored 30+ points just once, a 34-13 rout of the Giants.
In the last two games? Foles has led them to 30+ no problem, including a dramatic last drive for a field goal against the Texans where he came back from a nasty hit. It’s the first time they’ve gone back-to-back like that offensively since scoring 79 points in their vintage NFC Championship and Super Bowl-winning performance. Foles’ play last weekend even inspired the team they defeated, the Patriots, to send a thank you for a Texans defeat that put them back in contention for the AFC’s number two seed.
The NFC Offensive Player of the Week now looks for the trifecta this weekend against the Redskins. What’s been the key for him? Simple: he’s getting rid of the football. Not only was that an issue for Wentz the past few weeks, which we now know he was nursing an injury, Foles’ quick release has allowed the offensive line to step up. Just one sack in the last two games is their best stretch in what has otherwise been an inconsistent season.
The Redskins have kept themselves in games this season by doing the little things right. One of them is an above-average defense specializing in turning the ball over: their 25 takeaways ranks tied for sixth in the NFL and created a plus-seven turnover margin.
Josh Johnson, to his credit, did play extremely well against the Titans. But a quarterback who was the top pick of the AAFL (think new spring football league) earlier this fall played like a minor leaguer down the stretch. It was his crucial mistakes, despite an outstanding game, that killed what playoff chances his team had left.
He’ll certainly give a better effort Sunday than Mark Sanchez did when the Eagles walloped the Redskins in their first meeting. But Washington, on their heels and reeling from the loss of Alex Smith, now have little to play for. The visiting Eagles have the more talented team and a potential playoff spot gifted and waiting for them.