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Redskins Turn Their Attention To The Eagles


The Redskins will conclude their season series with the Eagles when they make the short commute up to Philadelphia for a Week 7 Monday Night Football meeting.

At 5-1, it looks like the Philadelphia Eagles are going to be contenders in the NFC.

The Eagles became the second team in the NFL to reach five wins, knocking off Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers Thursday night.

Looking ahead to Week 7, the Washington Redskins will have a tall order bringing down the NFC's rising star.

The Eagles and Redskins met previously this year in the first game of the season. Philadelphia prevailed in that contest, defeating the Redskins in Washington 30-17.

Quarterback Carson Wentz sits as the centerpiece of Philadelphia's recent success. The second-year product out of North Dakota State has yet to throw more than one interception in a game and has only thrown three total picks. His completion percentage has not dipped below 50 percent in any game and he has only thrown less than 200 yards once.

The one team to get the best of Philadelphia so far has been Kansas City, the only team in the league to start the year 5-0.

Diversity remains one of Wentz's greatest strengths. Against Carolina, Wentz hit eight different receivers for 222 yards and three touchdowns. Against the Redskins in Week 1, he again managed to find eight receivers for 307 yards.

Washington cornerback Josh Norman missed the entirety of Week 6 because of a fractured rib and it remains to be seen if the elite pass defender will miss a second game in Philadelphia. Norman, who expressed his desire to start as soon as possible, would make a world of difference in stopping the Philadelphia receivers.

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The Eagles have three star pass catchers that Wentz can depend on weekly. Tight end Zach Ertz leads the team in both receptions and yards. His 405 yards by a tight end rank first in the NFL.

Ertz, standing at 6-5 and 205 pounds, provides Wentz with opportunities in the short passing game, while receivers Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor are responsible for making plays downfield. Agholor, who has four touchdowns on the year, burned the Washington defense during their first meeting on a 58-yard bomb that put the Eagles up early. Agholor remains the most lethal deep threat in Philadelphia with a team-leading 5 receptions of 20 or more yards.

Washington's front seven won the battle in the trenches back in September, holding Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount to 46 yards. Luckily for Washington, the defensive line has remained healthy through four games and had plenty of rest during the bye week. Blount and running back Darren Sproles have also been limited in the passing game, catching a collective 10 passes.

Meanwhile on defense, the Eagles are tied as the second-best team in creating turnovers. Philadelphia's five recovered fumbles falls second only to Green Bay. Cornerbacks Jalen Mills, Patrick Robinson and Rasul Douglas recorded the team's six total interceptions with two apiece.

Mills was responsible for quarterback Kirk Cousins' first interception of the season. The pick came at a crucial moment in the game, when the Redskins were at the brink of the end zone.

The Eagles remain undefeated both at home and against conference opponents. The Redskins were the last team to beat the Eagles in Philadelphia back in 2016. Washington won that game 27-22.

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