Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Preview and Prediction

Someone who might provide the Eagles some additional insight on the Redskins is quarterback Nate Sudfeld, who was among Washington's final cuts before being signed to the Eagles' practice squad. Replacing them will be free agent signee Terrelle Pryor Sr. and second-year player Josh Doctson, who missed all but two games last year with an Achilles injury.

Cousins threw for 497 yards and four TDs against the Eagles previous year. Pass rush pressure wasn't the issue and inside linebacker Zach Brown's speed stood out, but taking down Wentz (26 of 39, 307 yards, two touchdown passes) was problematic at times. That is because the team acquired wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, running back LeGarrette Blount, and wide receiver Torrey Smith in the offseason.

Carson Wentz proved a year ago he has the tools to be a franchise quarterback. They gained 64 yards as a team but Cousins accounted for 30 of those yards. Over the next two quarters, the Eagles ran 33 plays - 27 pass plays, six runs. Second-year RB Wendell Smallwood could end up getting most of the carries, though veteran Darren Sproles is still risky whenever he touches the ball. I'm excited just as the fan base is to see what he has in the tank.

Trailing 19-14 in the third quarter, the Redskins got new life when a defensive holding penalty negated fourth down deep in their own end. Yes, the team traded for Ronald Darby from Buffalo, but he can only cover one player. Or play Mills in the slot with Robinson and Douglas or McDougle outside.

Wentz and his new weapons take a little time to jell and the secondary has some trouble with Cousins and Pryor.

Suddenly Wentz enjoys questions about taking on elite cornerback Josh Norman.

This Yankees-Tigers Brawl Was the Real Deal
Tigers ace Justin Verlander?was also seen arguing with teammate Victor Martinez in the dugout during one of the skirmishes. Twice more the dugouts emptied in the next two innings, a sign that the Yankees and Tigers had some anger to work out.

For Graham, it all comes down to this team starting fast.

The Philadelphia Eagles are coming from a 16-10 loss to the New York Jets last week in a preseason game. 80 percent of those games, however, have been by a touchdown or less, so we can expect another razor-thin contest on Sunday afternoon. Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams will play better than he has in the early going, and he will need to against Philadelphia's remade front seven. Rookie first-round draft pick Derek Barnett will also be in that rotation as well. "Talking to our defense a lot during the spring and just how frustrating that is", Wentz said.

That's when Cousins was sacked by Brandon Graham and fumbled, with Fletcher Cox returning it 20 yards for a TD that was upheld after video review. He survived a banged-up offensive line and shaky receiving play to put up solid numbers.

"I think it just shows that we're aggressive". Philadelphia and Washington are really close to each other in terms of talent. So, while this might not be one of the marque match ups of week one, it is most certainly one of the most intriguing.

Early last week, Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh was talking about how Kirk Cousins is still a young National Football League quarterback, and one of the most exciting things is his potential for growth.


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