In a bizarre scheduling quirk, this is the third straight season the Skins have hosted the Eagles after a bye week. Washington lost both of the last 2 years. Let’s hope that trend continues.
I expect the Skins to score points. Adding Pierre Garcon should give the passing offense a boost. If it turns out he’s not that healthy, that will be a good thing for the Eagles. The WAS passing game isn’t loaded with weapons. I don’t think the Skins will put up 38 or 40 on us, but I think they’ll do better than 12 or 13, the point totals from their last 2 games.
Nick Foles is less experienced than RG3and6. He’s less gifted. But Foles has better weapons to work with. And longer hair. I’m really excited to see what Nick can do. There will be ups and downs. I’ve been preparing for the rough moments by watching Matt McGloin play QB for Penn State. I should be able to handle just about anything.
The Eagles have the better defense in this game. It would be great if they could make some plays to help out Foles and the offense. Doesn’t Trent Cole owe us a strip sack? The Skins RT is their weak spot so maybe it will be Jason Babin and Brandon Graham that get into the backfield. This could be the week where having Mike Patterson back in the lineup pays off. He was the Eagles best run stuffing DT last year. He’s been rusty the past 2 weeks, but might be ready to play a lot this week.
Does the 5-game losing streak finally stop? I sure hope so.
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If you prefer to hear a game preview, Jimmy Bama and I did one for Helmet2HelmetShow.
We also talked a bit about the Stanford/Oregon game, since that game has 2 big time coaching candidates, David Shaw and Chip Kelly. I think you’ll be highly entertained by the ideas we came up with for how to spice up Andy Reid’s postgame PC’s. We had some excellent ideas.