Redskins will improve to 2-2, Eagles will fall
September 30, 2015
The Redskins will redeem themselves after their loss against the Giants by beating their other division rival, the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles aren’t the powerhouse team they were last year.
Chip Kelly traded away Lesean Mccoy–which was a risky move–and replaced him with linebacker Kiko Alonso. He also got rid of Jeremy Maclin…another risky move. As of now, the Eagles are 1-2 and last in their division. Their first win came this last game against the New York Jets, with a score of 24-17. They started off the season with back-to-back losses to Dallas and the Atlanta Falcons. Although they acquired a three-headed monster for the run game, their offense has not lived up to the hype.
The Redskins are also 1-2. They won their first game of the season when they played the Rams, winning 24-10. They lost their opening game against the Dolphins and lost against the Giants 32-21. RGIII is out of the picture, and Kirk Cousins has taken the starting spot. This could be his second victory of the season.
“…Kirk Cousins has taken the starting spot. This could be his second victory…”
So far, Cousins is 74 for 107 with 715 yards and three touchdown passes. The Redskins are led in rushing by power back Alfred Morris who has 199 yards on 49 carries and is averaging 4.1 yards per carry. Jordan Reed is leading the team in receiving yards with 241 yards on 19 carries, averaging 12.7 yards per catch and has one touchdown this season.
Bradford, who the Eagles acquired this past offseason, is 73 for 117 and has 678 yards with three touchdown passes. Ryan Matthew (NOT Demarco Murray) leads Philly in rushing with 112 yards on 28 carries for 1 touchdown. He’s averaging four yards a carry.
Jordan Matthews leads the Eagles in receiving with 231 yards on 22 catches averaging 10.5 yards per catch, and he has one touchdown.
The Eagles still have some talent, but I don’t think it will be enough. The Redskins will move up to 2-2 on the season.