In Week 16 of the NFL Regular season we have another unusual Saturday night NFL football game on the 26th of December 2015 as the 2 NFC-East rivals face off as the 7-7 Washington Redskins play at the 6-8 Philadelphia Eagles with the game played at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the kick-off scheduled for 8:30 PM ET and seen on the NFL Network!
If you are one to Bet on NFL football the Vegas odds have the Philadelphia Eagles favored at -3, -120, with the Over/under at 47 ½ and -175 on the Money Line, while the underdog Washington Redskins are at +3 Even and +155 on the ML. The Redskins made their move for the playoffs with their win over Buffalo this past Sunday 35-25 and in 1st place in the NFC-East, while the Eagles are coming off a SNF loss to the Cardinals of Arizona 40-17.
Then for the fans of the 7-7 Washington Redskins your team just increase their steak of wins to 2 games with their victory last Sunday over the Bills of Buffalo 35-25, and the win put them 1 game in the lead of the NFC-East.
Their star in that game was their QB K. Cousins who passed for 320 yards and 4 touchdowns as he completed 22 of hi 28 passing attempts in the game. He had a great game as he finished with and 112.4 passer rating. Also having a good game was WR D. Jackson who had 6 receptions for 154 yards and 1 TD.
If the Redskins can keep up their excellent play it will help them to get past the Eagles this Saturday, since they have won the ultimate 2 games they played against Washington with the 1st of those being this season as they beat the Eagles 23-20. Yes, they need QB Cousins to keep it going, as in their 7 wins he has only intercepted 1 time, while in their 7 losses he was intercepted some 10 times.
For the fans of the 6-8 Philadelphia Eagles the team to a blow to their hopes of a playoff spot with their loss 40-17 to the Cardinals of Arizona on Sunday night. They were unable to stop the Cards RB Johnson who rushed for 3 touchdowns and 188 yards in that game, and put them a game behind their opponents the division leading Redskins in the NFC-East.
Some good news is that they are in control of their own destiny as if they beat Washington in this Saturday game and then beat the Giants in the road on the 3rd of January they would win the Title. To do that, they will certainly have to step up their execution on offense.
It seems the Eagles lately have been doomed by turnovers as against the Cardinals they turned the ball over on 4 occasions. Thus their QB S. Bradford will need improve on his play against the surging Redskins in this game. In reality he did not have a bad passing game as he completed passes for 362 yards and 2 touchdowns, but he did have 2 interceptions that put the game in the Cardinals favor to win. Now he will be facing a defense that is only allowing some 24 points each game this season.
Good news for the Eagles and their Coach Kelly is that their star WR J. Matthews returned from injury. He was the favorite target this past Saturday night, and reason being he had 8 receptions for 160 yards, and that included a 4th quarter 78 yard TD reception. He will be pleased with this match-up since the Redskins secondary has allowed this season some 22 touchdowns via the passing game.
The online sportsbook prediction for this NFC-East division rival game will see the Philadelphia Eagles squeak past the Washington Redskins 24-21 for the victory.