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Redskins Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak
The Redskins got off to a great start this season but they have struggled over the past month, thanks to injuries to key players on offense and defense. Despite their recent slide, they are still tied with the Dallas Cowboys at the top of the NFC East standings. They will try to snap their two-game losing streak and regain control of the division when they play the Eagles on Monday night.
Offensively, the Redskins haven’t been able to get much going, averaging 20 points per game. With Alex Smith out for the season, the team is relying on Colt McCoy to lead them into the playoffs.
McCoy made his first start of the season against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and has completed 60 percent of his passes for 322 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions.
Adrian Peterson has done a great job running the ball this season and leads the team with 758 yards and six touchdowns. With Smith out, expect to see Peterson get more carries down the stretch.
The Redskins have played better on the defensive end, giving up 20.8 points per game. The team claimed former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Rueben Foster from waivers during the week, but he won’t be able to help them down the stretch because the league announced he has been suspended indefinitely while they investigate domestic violence charges against him.
Eagles Trying To Work Their Way To The Top Of The NFC East Standings
The Eagles have struggled for most of the season, but they are 5-6 and still have a good chance of making the playoffs. They will like to have their postseason berth guaranteed, which means they have to win the NFC East title.
A win over the Redskins will put the Eagles in second place in the division and keep them within striking distance of the Dallas Cowboys, who they still have to play one more time this season.
Offensively, the Eagles are averaging 20.9 points per game. They will need to start playing better on offense if they want to win their division. Carson Wentz has completed 69.7 percent of his passes for 2,540 yards, 16 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
Josh Adams leads the team in rushing with 291 yards and two touchdowns, while Wendell Smallwood has 257 rushing yards and one touchdown.
Defensively, the Eagles are giving up 23 points per game. They will also have to start playing better defense if they want to win this game and their division.