The Washington Redskins(3-2) visit the Philadelphia Eagles(5-1) for a prime time division game on Monday Night Football. The Redskins need a win this week to stay in the race for the NFC East division. The Eagles(5-1) are currently in 1st place, while the Cowboys(2-3) and Giants(1-5) are completely falling apart. The Redskins play back-to-back division games(Eagles, Cowboys), and need every win they can get.
Redskins vs Eagles Football 2017
Thanks to a Kansas City Chiefs loss on Thursday evening, the Philadelphia Eagles currently have the best record in the NFL. The Eagles will need to beat the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football to keep it that way.Monday’s prime-time game presents a big opportunity for the Eagles. A win over Washington would mean 6-1 overall, 5-0 in the conference, and 3-0 in the division. Barring a massive collapse, the NFC East race could essentially be over.
Taking a look at tonight’s rematch between the Philadelphia Eagles and visiting Washington Redskins, here are the top three matchups to watch as the Eagles look to increase their lead over Washington and hold steady over Dallas in the NFC East.
1. Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery vs. Redskins cornerbacks. In the first meeting, the anticipated battle between Jeffery and top corner Josh Norman on every play didn’t happen. Washington elected to keep its corners on the same side regardless of the offensive alignment. Norman won’t even be active for this game due to an injury. Does that mean Jeffery (24 receptions, 317 yards, 2 TDs) will be more active than usual?
2. Redskins guard Brandon Scherff vs. Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Scherff is one of the few offensive linemen in the league capable of keeping Cox from wrecking a game without help. Washington has to have a dominating effort here to have much of a chance to pull the upset.