Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Preview and Prediction

'OK' is good enough for Eagles

After week of heat, Eagles players cool Doug Pederson off with Gatorade bath

Pederson expects Norman to travel, or shadow Jeffery.

On defense, head coach Doug Pederson was handed some decent tools last season and he's only added to them, bringing in defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan to plug the middle of the defensive line and drafting Derek Barnett, who was my top rated defensive end in last April's draft.

Wentz said: "This weekend we had a couple days off and I was like, man, this weekend past year was a little different". "We know what kind of threat he can be. You have to be aware of where he is all the time". WR Alshon Jeffrey had 52 catches for 821 yards last season with Bears before joining Philly. "Very friendly quarterback target", Gruden said.

If I was going to throw some money on a game, I'd shy away from this one. "That's between him and whoever he talks to". I never played in this division, obviously. But ... Washington still has a solid offensive line and they're three deep at running back with Rob Kelly, Chris Thompson and the guy I think will eventually take over the starting job, rookie Samaje Perine. "Let me tell you what's going to happen in a couple of weeks: This team is going to go down to D.C. and whup some a** against the Redskins".

Season-ending injuries to Phil Taylor and Trent Murphy, combined with Jordan Reed and Josh Doctson missing weeks, and the temporary departure of Su'a Cravens, haven't done wonders for morale for those who believe this year will be different. That's enough to give any quarterback confidence. There's no doubt that this year's offense is much better than last year's.

"Having Lane back, having everybody be healthy to start the year is exciting", Wentz said. Last season, 38 of his 53 catches came in the first half.

Things then got ugly as the teams traded fumbles and, late in the quarter, Washington's Jamison Crowder muffed a punt that was recovered by the Eagles' Trey Burton at the Redskins 39. Now we'll see how Manusky turns him loose in the regular season. "We had opportunities and just couldn't pull it out". "But you still don't forget about it". But all the matchups involving Eagles receivers should be fascinating, considering all except Nelson Agholor are newcomers. Meanwhile, second-round pick Ryan Anderson has a chance to help pass rush and third- and fourth-rounders Fabian Moreau and Montae Nicholson will likely see significant action on special teams.

The Eagles finished the 2016 season with a 12-8 record against the spread, mostly on the strength of a 7-0 ATS start. "Are you going to be ideal with it? No". Swearinger said he has the ultimate confidence that Everett could get the job done.

As a former National Football League quarterback, Pederson understands how the flow of the game can be dictated by the tempo.

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