Redskins, Eagles out to establish themselves as contenders

'OK' is good enough for Eagles

'OK' is good enough for Eagles

After catching 52 passes for the Chicago Bears a year ago, 6-foot-3 wide receiver Alshon Jeffery signed a one-year deal with the Eagles.

The Eagles had lost five straight against the Washington Redskins heading into their season opener at FedEx Field, but an aggressive defense and a breakout game from Nelson Agholor would lead the Eagles to a 30-17 victory. Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Washington and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall. So, while this might not be one of the marque match ups of week one, it is most certainly one of the most intriguing.

It's only his first year with the Eagles, but that doesn't matter. Philadelphia and Washington are really close to each other in terms of talent.

Terrelle Pryor almost joined the Philadelphia Eagles before signing with the Washington Redskins on the first day of free agency.

If you look at the starting eleven there aren't many notable names on it and this group has to scare Redskins fans just because of how unknown they are.

With the Redskins on the doorstep, the Eagles made a huge stand, and Jalen Mills got his first career interception when he intercepted a Kirk Cousins pass on the goalline after Cousins panicked with the Eagles sending a heavy blitz. Washington/Boston won 15 out of 18 games and there was one tie, 31-31, in October, 1944.

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1st quarter, 15:00, Eagles 0, Redskins, 0 If you had Clement as the first rookie to make an impact play, you nailed it. Caleb Sturgis drove the opening kick to the 1-yard line, forcing Bashaud Breeland to make a return.

How they start: After repeatedly stumbling out of the gate during the preseason, Jay Gruden and his assistant have stressed to players the importance of getting off to a fast start.

The offensive line is more than glad to have offensive tackle Lane Johnson back. DT Timmy Jernigan had 13 sacks last season with Ravens. I don't see him getting any offensive snaps anytime soon, but it's nice to see him contribute on kickoff coverage. You will too when this season is over.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he is content with having running backs by committee and will utilize them based on the game plan against a particular opponent. Corners may struggle vs. Kirk Cousins and the Washington offense. "You try to make him force it or hold onto it".

In divisional matchups, I usually lean to the home team especially in Week 1. This time, Wentz found running back LeGarrette Blount for a one-yard touchdown pass along the left side that gave the Eagles a two-score lead. They've brought in defensive end Jonathan Allen from Alabama who just fell right into their lap in the draft and spent plenty of draft capital building depth.

"I don't get into the talking game", Jeffery said. Since my job is to pick these things, I can't. In my opinion, the following players will need to step up on Sunday to help Philadelphia start their season with a win.

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