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Redskins Turn Their Attention To The Eagles


The Washington Redskins will return to divisional action next Sunday against a Philadelphia Eagles squad they've already beat this season.

Its back to Philadelphia for the Redskins next Sunday, as the Redskins will close out their season series with the Eagles during a key Week 14 NFC East battle at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Redskins enter next Sunday's contest with a 6-5-1 record following Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

The Eagles, meanwhile, are 5-7 after they lost to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, 32-14. Philadelphia started the season with a perfect 3-0 record through their first three games including a blowout victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but have struggled over their last nine games.

Quarterbacking the Eagles is No. 2-overall pick Carson Wentz, as the rookie out of North Dakota State has performed well in his debut season, throwing for more than 2,700 yards with 12 touchdowns to 11 interceptions.

While Wentz has been effective under center, the running game continues to benefit from multiple players getting carries, as they entered Week 13 action ninth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (114.9) with 11 touchdowns.

Seven of those touchdowns were from Ryan Mathews, while Darren Sproles is averaging nearly five yards per run despite being one of the oldest players at the position right now.

Philadelphia's receiving weapons don't exactly stand out, as they have yet to see one of their young wideouts break out into a No. 1 option.

Jordan Matthews does have more than 700 receiving yards, but just three touchdowns on the campaign. 2015 first-round pick Nelson Agholor has struggled, though, as he was a healthy scratch against the Packers two weeks ago and is averaging less than 10 yards per receptions even with renowned speed.

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Defensively, Nigel Bradham leads the team in tackles (78), while Fletcher Cox and Connor Barwin are the team's biggest pass rushing threats.

Sunday's game will mark the 163rd time the two teams have met dating back to the 1934 season.

The Redskins currently hold a four-game winning streak in the series, most recently defeating the Eagles 27-20 in Week 7 action, as Washington's rushing attack collected more than 200 yards on the ground while the defense didn't allow a touchdown.

In Week 16 action last year – the last time the two teams met in the Eagles' home stadium – Washington cruised past Philadelphia 38-24 to clinch the NFC East and a trip to the playoffs.

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